On Friday, March 6, Fountain Tire shone a spotlight on the achievements of Virden businessman Henry Hildebrandt. The local owner of the Virden, Manitoba Fountain Tire for over 15 years, was awarded the highest honour, Most Valuable Player, at the Fountain Tire Owners’ Convention in Kelowna, BC.
“Henry is a role model for our store owners and staff across the country,” says Dave Deley, Senior Vice President, Stores at Fountain Tire. “He has gone the extra mile to build a strong team of employees, create strong relationships with customers and provide exceptional service. Most importantly, he participates in and gives back to the local community.”
Hildebrandt is well known in Virden, where he has served retail, commercial and farm customers from his Fountain Tire shop since 2005. Within the company, he serves as a role model with strong business results who readily offers expertise, manpower and his own time to support other store owners in need. Outside store walls, he is active in the community as a supporter of many events and organizations, including: the Virden Indoor Rodeo, the Manitoba Barrel Racing Association and Don’t Give a Buck Barrel Race, the Virden Oil Capitals, the Virden and Elkhorn Curling Clubs, the Turtle Mountain Bible Camp, Virden Alliance Church, high school hockey, TELUS Cup 2020 and 4H.
The Most Valuable Player is selected from owners across Fountain Tire’s network of 160 locations. Nominees are graded on several business success markers, including leadership, community involvement, customer relationships and safety. The award has been presented annually since 2004.