Greg spent his early life always involved in family business. Owning and operating one of Canada’s largest optical Wholesale networks, Wing and his family decided to exit the industry in late 2007 when they felt that they had just gone as far as they could. After some time as a consultant in the medical field and business purchases and acquisitions, Greg found that his love for all things automotive and his enjoyment of people was an excellent fit in the dealership world. In Early 2008 Greg was soon the sales manager at 2 of the highest volume auto dealers in Canada. Working with young and new salespeople to the industry, he thrived on teaching and helping guild people in a new career. When asked why working with new hires was important, Wing responded, “It seems that most salespeople, when they applied for a job with my companies, had started out in car sales. This career has been very rewarding for me and becoming a professional salesperson has allowed my family a lot of opportunities over my career. I found this an excellent way to help people and watch them grow in a very rewarding career.”
In 2013 Greg joined Discount Car and Truck Rentals as the associate director of sales for western Canada. A fast introduction to the insurance world followed. Working closely with both the repair facilities and the insurance companies, Greg was able to build lasting relationships that pass the boundaries of just work acquaintances and reached the level of personal friendship.
When the opportunity to work internationally in hail repair as the Director of Canadian Operations for one of the largest hail repair companies presented itself, Greg decided to learn a new aspect of the industry. Working across all regions of north America, he was able to see how the vast differences in regions and laws effected the insurance repair world and that of a body shop. This experience lead him to Simplicity Car Care today.
When asked what attracted him to Simplicity, Wing responded “The months I spent getting to know the executive members of SCC really showed me that they have passion for the industry, but most importantly for the people they work with. They used the term family on so many occasions, that I soon saw that it was not just a term, but a true way of life. I started to think about our own family business and what might have been had we had the support, ideas, vision and opportunities that Simplicity offers their franchisees. I strongly felt that if this type of opportunity had been available to my family, that our lives and business would have been very different. I then became very excited at the fact that I could now help small businesses, often family owned and operated, move to the next level and thrive. I couldn’t pass up joining such a great team with the opportunity to help people like my family.”
On a personal note, Greg has 5 wonderful children that age him, but a grandson that help keep him young. He likes to collect and work on classic cars and hot rods and has a passion for motorcycles, touring across most of western North America over the years. President and founder of a Calgary Flames Alumni Charity, Goal on Sight, he has operated this for 20 years and helped thousands of children get proper eye care in Alberta. Greg Spent over 20 years as a Rotarian and today works with charities across Canada as a fund raiser brining the Las Vegas Dueling Pianos to Canada for events to raise awareness and funds for charities.