PIRTEK USA Appoints John Dobelbower as Vice President of Franchise Development to Direct Unprecedented Growth

Apr 30, 2024 | Corporate

On-Site Retail Hydraulic and Industrial Hose Service Provider Hires Franchise Industry Veteran to Drive Expansion


ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (April 30, 2024) – PIRTEK USA, an on-site and retail hydraulic and industrial hose service provider, is revitalizing its corporate office and accelerating its growth with the hiring of John Dobelbower as the brand’s new Vice President of Franchise Development. With an impressive background in franchising and a proven track record of driving exponential growth, Dobelbower is poised to spearhead PIRTEK USA’s expansion initiatives across the nation.

Before joining PIRTEK USA, Dobelbower was the Director of Franchise Development at Neighborly, overseeing the successful growth of brands such as Grounds Guys and Lawn Pride. His experience in scaling businesses and a deep understanding of franchising dynamics, paired with his previous experience as an independent business owner make him the ideal candidate to lead PIRTEK USA into its next development phase. His vision for PIRTEK USA extends beyond mere expansion; he aims to revolutionize the franchising landscape by emphasizing a personalized approach to franchise ownership.

“Franchising isn’t just about selling a product or service; it’s about empowering individuals to achieve their dreams,” said Dobelbower. “PIRTEK serves as the vehicle for aspiring entrepreneurs to take control of their destinies, backed by robust systems and support.”

With a meticulous focus on process optimization and relationship-building, Dobelbower intends to exceed growth projections and establish PIRTEK USA as the franchising industry’s gold standard. “My leadership style revolves around collaboration and investment in people and processes,” he continued. “By implementing proven strategies and fostering a culture of excellence, we will elevate both candidate and franchisee satisfaction.”

With the PIRTEK franchise system already growing exponentially after the first quarter of the year and no end in sight for the brand, the brand needed a proven, trustworthy, and personable leader at the helm of its franchise expansion efforts. As the brand embarks on this transformative journey under Dobelbower’s leadership, the company reaffirms its commitment to delivering premium products and services while empowering franchise owners to thrive in a dynamic market landscape.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome John as a member of our executive team, driving even further growth to our franchise system nationwide,” said Kim Gubera, CEO for PIRTEK USA. “The addition of John’s unique perspective, skills, and proven ability to scale a franchise business makes him the perfect person for us to achieve and exceed our growth objectives and ensure our unmatched services are available in as many communities as possible.”

To learn more about PIRTEK franchise opportunities, visit PIRTEKUSAFranchise.com.



PIRTEK USA provides the fastest hydraulic and industrial hose maintenance and replacement services through on-site mobile and retail service centers. The brand has more than 500 franchise locations in 24 countries around the world, with more than 150 located in the U.S. PIRTEK has a 1-hour ETA for on-site emergency hose service, is available 24/7/365, and is a simple solution that minimizes equipment downtime and eliminates the need for customers to leave their job sites or facilities to locate new hydraulic and industrial hoses as well as hydraulic fittings. WE’LL KEEP YOU OPERATING® For more information, visit https://www.pirtekusa.com/ or follow us at @PIRTEKUSA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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