2019 ALL STAR | FIXED OPS/VENDOR
Hunter Engineering Co.
Some suppliers do more than just sell products and services to their customers. Beau Brauer, 43, who has led Hunter Engineering since 2016, manages a supplier whose line of high-tech tire changing, wheel balancing and alignment products is helping dealerships win business from independent shops.
Those products — designed, engineered and built in North America — increase technician productivity, reduce stress injuries and reduce variability, which raises quality and customer retention.
Such innovations as tire changing machines that photograph wheels, and wheel alignment machines that also photograph vehicles help reduce customer damage claims and dealership liability.