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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 for Over 55 Years

Mighty has been dedicated exclusively to the automotive professional for more than 57 years. And like a finely tuned machine, we will continue driving forward to serve the ever-changing automotive service industry.

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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.

Ken Voelker

Ken Voelker

Chief Executive Officer
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Josh D'Agostino

Josh D'Agostino

President
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Gary Vann

Gary Vann

Senior VP of Marketing
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Mike Hudgins

Mike Hudgins

Vice President of Sales
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Keith E. Healy

Keith E. Healy

Vice President of Product Management
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Chris Adams

Chris Adams

Vice President of Franchise Development & Operations
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Sean Milligan

Sean Milligan

Vice President of Operations
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Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw

Director of Sales
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Mike Hinderleider

Mike Hinderleider

Director of Chemical & Lubricant Programs
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Ronnie Barassi

Ronnie Barassi

Director, International Sales + National Sales Manager
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Mark Spruill

Mark Spruill

Director of IT
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Carmen Strickland

Carmen Strickland

Director of Franchise Operations
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David McCabe

David McCabe

Director of Franchise Development
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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 Attracts Another Car Dealership Group with Vertical Integration Model

Mighty Attracts Another Car Dealership Group with Vertical Integration Model

June 8, 2021

Mighty Distributing System is proud to welcome Dahl Automotive, the latest car dealership group to vertically integrate a Mighty Auto Parts franchise. The new portfolio company will serve as a centralized distribution division to supply Mighty’s automotive products to the Dahl dealerships. Based in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Dahl Automotive was founded in 1911 and is one […]

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Mighty Continues Car Dealership Vertical Integration Trend with Underriner Motors

Mighty Continues Car Dealership Vertical Integration Trend with Underriner Motors

February 23, 2021

Mighty Distributing System continues the trend of partnering with car dealership groups by welcoming Billings, Montana-based Underriner Motors. The new Mighty Auto Parts franchise will operate as a separate vertically integrated portfolio company doing business as Mighty Underriner. Founded in 1944 as Whitaker Buick, Underriner Motors features the Honda, Hyundai, Volvo, Buick, and Subaru brands […]

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Mighty Welcomes New Executive Sean Milligan as Vice President of Operations

Mighty Welcomes New Executive Sean Milligan as Vice President of Operations

February 4, 2021

Mighty Distributing System of America (MDSA), dba Mighty Auto Parts, a leader in automotive aftermarket products and services, announces the recent addition of executive Sean Milligan as the new Vice President of Operations. “Everyone at Mighty is excited that Sean has chosen to join our management team. In this new role as Vice President of […]

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If you have a passion for the automotive world and outstanding customer service, consider joining our expanding family in the U.S., Canada and other international markets.

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