Greenwood Village, CO-based Leeds West Groups (LWG) has named Derek Wessels as COO. Wessels has direct responsibility for all three of LWG’s automotive divisions. He most recently was a regional manager with Bridgestone Americas, where he worked for a little over 12 years. Prior to that, Wessels was a regional manager at BRHACO/Driver’s Edge Auto Repair.
LWG is a management platform capitalized by private equity and family office funds that acquires, owns and manages national automotive repair franchise brands across the continental United States. This includes Midas, Big O Tires and SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune Up shops.