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Ted Snyders
Award Recipients

2010 Saul Barth
Gas-Up Car Wash

2009 Brad Goetz
Mondo Products Company Ltd

2008 Murray Ewing
Transchem Inc.

2005 Nancy Schmautz
TD Industries

2002 John Rutter
AVW Sales & Service
2001 Garry Meredith
Petro Canada
2000 Mike Black
Valet Auto Wash
1999 Bill Barber
Mississauga Kar Kare Centres
1998 Don Hux
Camden Carwash Services
1997 Ivan Barber
Mississauga Kar Kare Centres
1995 Bruce Langdon
Raceway Carwash
1992 Lynn Ambridge
Washworld Carwash Equipment
1991 Frank Gileno
Sherman Supersonic Equipment
1990 Leo MacDonald
Petro Canada
1989 Peter Cormack
Petro Canada
1988 Doug Hancock
Marhan Auto
1987 Al Pandell
deceased
1986 Ed Buckley
deaceased
1985 Max Lavine
JML Enterprises, Spadina Carwash
1984 Ed Miller
MRW Equipment
1983 Charles Graham
deceased
1982 Sal Badali
Soft Systems Carwashes
1981 Ted Snyders

Saul Barth, 2010 Ted Snyders Recepient

Saul Barth In 1981, the CCA established the Ted Snyders Achievement Award to honour distinctive service among its members. Each year award is presented to a member of the industry who has contributed to its success in a positive fashion over a life time of achievements. This year is no exception.

During the annual golf tournament, the Ted Snider Award for 2010 was to Saul Barth (photo left), by CCA President Richard McKinnon.

Saul has been a long time support and one time president of the association. Saul started working in his Uncles car wash in the early 70s, located Kitchener called Morris car wash, where it still operates today.

In the mid seventies he went out on his own and bought some land and a building in Guelph. He converted the building into a 100 foot exterior carwash and added a gas bar to the property. About a year later after seeing one of the very few stand alone oil bays that Canadian tire had built called pit stop; he built one of the very first stand alone independent lubes bays. This was a completely new concept in changing oil and Saul was one of the first to recognize the potential.

Over the years Saul upgraded the location and in the late eighties and was one of the first operators to install a complete exterior touch free tunnel in Canada. Being one of the first to go touch free combined with gas and a express lube bay his site was a extremely high producer for a number of years and was an icon in the city of Guelph Saul also added a propane filling station to take advantage of the number of cabs and that had switched to propane to save fuel cost as well as a place for regular customer to fill their bbq tanks.

One of Saul’s greatest qualities is that he never sought the lime light, (even though it was offered to him many times) he preferred to stay behind the scenes providing years of loyal and dedicated support to the industry and the association.

Saul was always the diplomatic one, always willing to bend to find a compromise and the best solution for everyone. Saul has severed on numerous CCA committees and had been a member of the Board for 25 years from 1984 to 2009.

Saul and his wife Goldie, are great ambassadors for our industry. Even though he no longer runs his original site and is easing into a well deserved retirement, he still operates a small self-serve in Guelph just to keep his hand in the game.


The Canadian Carwash Association owes its foundation, literally, to Ted Snyders who spent all his working and volunteer life in the carwash industry. Ted finally retired six years ago at the age of 83. When asked recently what his fondest memory of the CCA was he responded with, "There's a 101 of them". However he did add, "I am amazed how much can be accomplished if you join together rather than do things separately".

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