meet our leadership team

Brenda Donato - General Manager

Brenda Donato

Reliable Plus General Manager and Lube-Tech CFO & Treasurer

Brenda is responsible for general oversight of the Lube-Tech enterprise finances, along with leading Lube-Tech's Vehicle Wash Solutions division, Reliable Plus. As General Manager of Reliable Plus, she is responsible for establishing direction, building the leadership team, developing and implementing strategic plans.

Brenda has over 20 years’ experience in finance, joining Lube-Tech in 2009. Prior to her current role(s), Brenda held various other leadership roles in finance. During her time with Lube-Tech, she has been integral in the success of numerous acquisitions while continuing to support the business, build strong teams and drive change.

Brenda is a member of Lube-Tech’s Senior Leadership Team, Lube-Tech’s Board, and is Lube-Tech’s first female officer. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Bethel University and is a member of Vistage International Organization.

Brenda currently lives in Chaska, MN with her husband Joe. They have two wonderful children, Ashley and Dominic. In her free time, she enjoys reading, boating, fishing, riding her Peloton, and hanging out with family and friends.

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Brian Shilts -
Senior Director of Operations

Brian Shilts

Reliable Plus Senior Director of Operations

Brian Shilts leads and directs Reliable Plus warehouse operations, chemical delivery, field service operations, and installation operations as well as oversee A/P and A/R business functions.

Brian has over 17 years in the vehicle wash industry, as well as several years of experience in field service and installation of new equipment in manufacturing industries. He started at Reliable Plus as a field service technician in 2004, then moved up to inventory administrator and Director of Operations. Brian served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps as an Aviation Instrument Repair Technician.

Brian enjoys spending as much time as he can with his wife of 29 years, his two kids, and grandson. He enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, Minnesota Twins & Wild, and the Green Bay Packers.

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Dan Stauffer - Chemical Director

Dan Stauffer

Reliable Plus & Lube-Tech Chemical Director

Dan joined Reliable Plus and Lube-Tech as Director of Vehicle Wash Solution Chemicals in 2020 and is looking forward to growing the business by delivering unsurpassed customer value.

He has vast specialty chemical industry experience in business management and customer relationship management. He is known for his passion around innovation, customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and robust process creation. His teams routinely exceed expectations and raise the bar on delivering value to customers. Dan has a Chemistry degree from Dartmouth College and MBA from Rutgers University.

In his spare time, Dan enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and eating the local cuisine of his travel destinations with his wife and three children. He is a life-long learner and always interested in learning or trying new things.

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Gary Wolf - Equipment Sales Manager

Gary Wolf

Reliable Plus Equipment Sales Manager

Gary Wolf leads the Reliable Plus equipment sales team, providing expertise on vehicle wash equipment, ancillary equipment, project design & management.

Gary’s experience in the car wash industry began 30 years ago, when he began prepping cars at a chain of car wash locations in the Milwaukee area. He gained extensive car wash experience as he worked his way up through management and sales while also attending night school where he earned an associate degree in Electronics Engineering. Gary joined the team to Professional Car Wash Systems (PCS) in 1998 as a technician, and worked his way through the ranks of installer, Service Manager, and Operations Manager. PCS was acquired by Lube-Tech in 2017 and merged with Reliable Plus in 2019, where Gary now leads the equipment wash sales team.

Gary is married to Marife (mar-fay) and they are raising 3 children, Logan, Lily and Liam in the Wilmar-Spicer area of MN. Gary and his family enjoy camping, fishing, boating, and family vacations to the states that their kids decide on every year.

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Lube-Tech Senior Leadership

Lube-Tech Senior Leadership

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Mergers and acquisitions inquiries

If the time is right for you to exit your business, or even if you are exploring your options, we’d love to hear from you.  If you would like one of our leaders to get in touch with you, please contact us via the link below.