National car wash franchise Tommy’s Express and car wash developer Tommy Car Wash Systems have announced that Alex Lemmen has joined both sister companies in the capacity of chief operating officer.

Lemmen brings an international perspective and growth-centric mindset to the Tommy’s team, having served for five years with distinction as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). BCG is a highly respected global management consulting firm and advisor on business strategy.

Ryan Essenburg, co-founder of Tommy’s Express and president of Tommy Car Wash Systems, stated: “Alex brings a perspective and skill set that is essential to our sustained growth and profitability. His experience with BCG puts him in a select group of individuals with the experience needed to scale a business to a national and international level.”

While his former responsibilities focused on global consumer goods and retail sectors, primarily concentrated in Latin America and the United States, Lemmen will now be responsible for helping both car wash businesses navigate the aggressive growth triggered by the success of the Tommy’s Express Car Wash franchise.

Lemmen is a native of West Michigan and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M Ross School of Business.

There are eight Tommy’s Express sites currently operating with approximately 100 more in various stages of development across the United States.