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A Mighty History

In 1963, Dallas “Dick” Wallace started selling tire repair products from his VW Beetle to service stations in the Washington D.C. area. Originally the business was known as M-T-Y which stood for Manufacturer To You. This innovative and efficient distribution model offered the industry direct sourcing for preventive maintenance products including: commonly replaced auto parts, tire repair, wheel weights and shop supplies. During the 60’s a thriving network of local and regional distributors grew into the Mighty Distributing System.

In 1970, Mighty employed the franchising model, recruiting independent owners for growth and expansion.

In 1993, automotive-related service companies began adding Mighty franchises to their company portfolios. This complemented their existing operations with the expertise and efficiency of Mighty’s business model. In 2009, Mighty began to expand internationally.

How Far We’ve Come

Over the years, Mighty has been recognized as a top franchise by The Wall Street Journal, Franchise Business Review, and The Atlanta Business Chronicle, just to name a few. We are also consistently recognized by National Oil & Lube News magazine as one of the top brands in the industry.

Today, Mighty supports a nationwide network of franchises and company operations located in 44 states serving more than 15,000 automotive service facilities. Headquartered just outside of Atlanta in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Mighty also supports operations in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. Our automotive franchises – consisting of individual business owners, tire dealers, quick service specialists, car dealerships, and automotive-related distributors – operate specialty wholesale distribution warehouses in exclusive, protected territories.

Trusted Since 1963

Mighty has been dedicated exclusively to the automotive professional for more than 58 years. And like a finely tuned machine, we will continue driving forward to serve the ever-changing automotive service industry.

1963
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Dallas “Dick” Wallace begins selling tire repair products from his VW Beetle in Washington D.C.
1970
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Mighty awards our first franchise, taking a unique route to success.
1979
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Mighty moves our headquarters to Atlanta, where the airport makes it easier to maintain in-person relationships with growing franchise base.
1983
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The Mighty Product Center opens. The facility now provides 98% order fill with less that 48-hour turnaround time.
2002
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The Mighty Interactive Catalog (MIC) is released.
2012
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Mighty expands globally – Mighty products are now sold in over 700 locations across the Middle East.
2019
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Mighty expands into Latin America
2020
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Mighty launches a new brand campaign:
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Throughout our history, our stubborn insistence on top quality parts, obsessive dedication to service and simple belief in genuine relationships have fueled our success – and will continue to drive us in the future.

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Our Mighty Leaders

Our big wigs don’t have big egos. They do have decades of experience and plenty of enthusiasm for the automotive industry. Our service-oriented, relationship-driven philosophy starts at the top and runs throughout our company.

Josh D'Agostino

Josh D'Agostino

President and CEO
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Chris Adams

Chris Adams

Chief Revenue Officer
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Sean Milligan

Sean Milligan

Vice President of Operations
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Gary Vann

Gary Vann

Vice President of Product Strategy
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Ashley Druica

Ashley Druica

Vice President of Marketing
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Keith E. Healy

Keith E. Healy

Vice President of Product Management
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Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw

Vice President of Sales
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Ronnie Barassi

Ronnie Barassi

Vice President of International Development & Strategic Accounts
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Carmen Strickland

Carmen Strickland

Vice President of Franchise Operations
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Mike Hinderleider

Mike Hinderleider

Director of Chemical & Lubricant Programs
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Mark Spruill

Mark Spruill

Director of IT
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David McCabe

David McCabe

Director of Franchise Development
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Rachel Overby

Rachel Overby

Director of Marketing and Communications
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Mike Hudgins

Mike Hudgins

Sales
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Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

Vice President and General Manager – Mighty Product Center
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Pam Hill

Pam Hill

Director of Warehouse Operations - Mighty Product Center
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Steven Puffer

Steven Puffer

Director of MPC Administration/General Manager of Mighty of Mid-South
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Teri Hudspeth

Teri Hudspeth

Accounting Manager - Mighty Product Center
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Mighty In The News

View our latest press releases and announcements as we continue to rev up the automotive service industry.

Mighty Auto Parts Promotes Chris Adams to Chief Revenue Officer

Mighty Auto Parts Promotes Chris Adams to Chief Revenue Officer

December 14, 2022

Mighty Distributing System announces the promotion of Chris Adams to Chief Revenue Officer. In January 2020, Chris joined Mighty as Vice President, Franchise Development, and spent time traveling to learn the Mighty System. During a global pandemic, Chris not only met, but exceeded, all franchise development goals, bringing on strong partners for the Mighty System. […]

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Carmen Strickland promoted to Vice President, Franchise Operations

Carmen Strickland promoted to Vice President, Franchise Operations

November 22, 2022

Mighty Distributing System announces the promotion of Carmen Strickland to Vice President, Franchise Operations. In January 2018, Carmen was introduced as Mighty’s Director of Franchise Operations. Since then, Carmen has helped onboard 28 new franchisees and launch Mighty’s Summit Club and IMPACT groups while enhancing our ongoing training to support the Franchise System. Carmen joined […]

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GARY VANN TAKES ON NEW ROLE AS VP, PRODUCT STRATEGY

GARY VANN TAKES ON NEW ROLE AS VP, PRODUCT STRATEGY

September 23, 2022

Mighty Distributing System is proud to announce that Gary Vann, a long-time executive within the Mighty franchise system, has taken on a new role as VP, Product Strategy. He has faithfully served Mighty for 47 years, starting out as a salesperson in the Northern Virginia area for a company-owned franchise. He moved to Mighty’s Home […]

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