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Rocket scientist becomes Anago master franchise owner

July 1, 2010
CANTON, OH — Anago Cleaning Systems is proud to announce the sale of the Eastern Ohio master territory to Ken Speece, according to a press release.
"It may be hard work, but you don''t have to be a rocket scientist to do it," Dave Povlitz said to Ken Speece, when describing the Anago system: What probably surprised and amused Dave is when Ken said, "That''s okay, I used to be a rocket scientist," the release stated.
According to the release, Ken further remarked that although in his early days as an engineer he helped in the design of the Pershing II nuclear missile system for a defense contractor, that his career twists and turns lead him into executive management positions and finally to wanting to buy his own business.
"At this point in my life, I want to be in control. In control of my career, my financial return and to build equity for myself and my family," Speece said.
Ken looked at numerous independent businesses and franchise opportunities for nearly 3 months before deciding to go with Anago, the release noted.
"It was the business model, the huge market size, the relatively few professional competitors, and most of all, the support I felt from AFI and the other masters that I interviewed that pushed Anago to the top of my list. I couldn''t be more excited to get started," Speece added.
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