Daniel C. Baker
Executive Vice President
Ziebart International Corporation
Dan serves as President of Ziebart Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ziebart International Corporation. Dan is responsible for franchise operations in the Western Hemisphere including; North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Ziebart Corporation has shown stable growth under Dan's leadership, as well as recognition from national business and franchise publications for the Ziebart franchise model.
Dan is the key corporate liaison to Ziebart franchise owners and the face of the company at industry trade shows, association meetings and has re-aligned personnel at Ziebart's headquarters to transform Ziebart's image from its hallmark product of rust protection to recognition as the global leader in total vehicle protection services including detailing, films, and protection.
In December of 2012, Dan was appointed President, Ziebart Corporation by the Board of Directors for Ziebart International Corporation. Dan serves as the Executive Vice President for Ziebart International Corporation and is a member of the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the IDA - International Detailing Association, and serves as Treasurer.
Dan began his career in franchising and the automotive aftermarket in October 1978, when he joined Tuff-Kote Dinol®, as a Store Manager Trainee. Dan was with Tuff-Kote Dinol® from 1978 – 1988 serving as a Store Manager, District Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and General Manager of Operations.
In 1988, Ziebart International Corporation purchased the trademarks for the Tuff-Kote Dinol® brand in North America. Dan served as a Regional Sales Manager and as Marketing Manager for the new Ziebart subsidiary TKD® North America Ltd., from 1988 to 1991.
In 1991, Dan was assigned as Operations Manager in the Retail Operations division of Ziebart International Corporation. In 1992, Dan was promoted to Director, North American Retail Operations and was elected Vice President Retail Operations by the Board of Directors in 2004.