The International Carwash Association has announced that Anthony Analetto, president of Sonny’s Car Wash Equipment Division — and Auto Laundry Newscolumnist — is the recipient of its 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of his unique and exemplary contributions to the car wash industry.

The announcement recounted Analetto’s more than 35 years of experience in the car wash industry that started in his family’s business. After college, he left the family business to work as a manager at the Sonny’s car wash chain in Boston. Analetto subsequently became director of operations at Wash Depot Holdings; a chain of 74 washes, 28 quick lubes, and 14 gas stations across 13 states; before joining Sonny’s Enterprises. This move has resulted in a dynamic collaboration that has now spanned 20 years. At Sonny’s, Analetto has created state-of-the-art innovations to keep equipment cutting edge, the ICA stated.

“There are few faces more well known in the car wash industry today than Anthony’s,” said Eric Wulf, CEO of ICA. “He is a recognized expert on car wash operations and equipment, has been the face of the extensive Sonny’s video library, and speaks often at association events. His decades of experience in both the retailer and supplier sides of the industry, as well as his commitment to teaching and supporting others, made Anthony’s selection as the DAA winner an easy decision.”