Little Rock, AR-based ZIPS Car Wash ( has announced Gil Castro’s promotion from director of facilities to vice president of facilities for the growing express car wash chain. Castro has been part of the ZIPS Car Wash family for more than five years, but his journey in car washing started long before joining ZIPS.

Castro began as a line helper at Wash Depot in 1994 where he held multiple roles of increasing responsibility finishing his tenure as a multi-unit manager. In 2004, he joined Sonny’s as an assembly manager, later becoming a CarWash College Instructor and holding positions on the installation team and in new-product development. He joined ZIPS Car Wash in 2015 as the director of operations.

Castro is responsible for car wash quality and facilities upkeep at nearly 200 stores. Castro is also manager of the ZIPS transitions team and is implementing a real time technology solution to reduce downtime and improve quality and consistency, allowing Castro and his team to focus on immediate needs when it comes to repair and maintenance.

ZIPS Car Wash operates 191 locations in 18 states.