Former Hibdon executive launches ‘the future of auto care’ in OKC

Former Hibdon executive launches ‘the future of auto care’ in OKC
Ned Aguilar, a former leading manager at Hibdon Bridgestone, pictured Nov. 8, has decided to start his own auto services business in Oklahoma City. With FastLap, he's determined to use his experiences to maximize and streamline technological solutions and digital services for the maintenance industry in the metro area.

An automotive marketplace government for numerous yrs, Ned Aguilar jokingly refers to himself as a mad scientist: a scientist due to the fact of his analytical solution to evaluating and addressing troubles, and a mad one simply because he is familiar with what he implies as alternatives typically problem typical knowledge in the vehicle assistance market.

“I’m generally considering about how we’re in a position to change the space,” Aguilar mentioned. “Like in everything else, you want to depart it better than you discovered it. So for me, I’m large on attempting to identify approaches to strengthen the shopper practical experience. That is generally been the guiding principle for me.” 

Aguilar’s track record stems from a long time of encounter for big tire producing businesses, an sector he’s worked in since the age of 17. From the late 1980s as a result of the 1990s, he was section of the management workforce accountable for increasing Oklahoma City’s Hibdon Tire Centre into just one of the greatest impartial dealers in the U.S. By the 2000s, when Hibdon experienced been obtained by Bridgestone Tires, Aguilar would hold many executive roles at the company about the decades, including vice president of marketing and advertising and of digital progress. 

Now, as he enters a new chapter in his daily life and in his profession, he’s bringing a new type of client-centric model to Oklahoma’s vehicle marketplace. Aguilar is banking on his experience with Hibdon Tires, which disrupted the industry once, to do the exact same detail all over again.

“Ray Hibdon, the patriarch, and his son, Mark Hibdon, had been definitely in advance of their time when it arrived to the shopper supply course of action and the way we leveraged technologies, even then,” Aguilar said. “We felt we have been able to make an corporation that, when we glimpse back it, may possibly have been the very best company in our sector of the sector, due to the fact we had been prepared to do nearly anything and every thing if it was likely to be optimistic for the purchaser and for the workforce.”