The Southwest Car Wash Association has announced that Captain Richard Phillips will be the keynote speaker at its 2016 convention, scheduled for February 28 – March 1 in Arlington, TX.
For five days in April 2009, Captain Richard Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama when Somali pirates who hijacked his ship captured him. This was the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years. To protect his crew amid the standoff, Captain Phillips offered himself as a hostage. He was saved from near-certain death by the intervention of the U.S. Navy. This historic event was recounted in the recent movie starring Tom Hanks titled “Captain Phillips.”
Captain Phillips will draw on the lessons from this dramatic event to help operators have a better perspective on how to make their businesses more successful. For more information, visit