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Elected: March 10, 1998
Inducted: September 26, 1998
Jean Jacques Julien, married to wife Danielle for 20 years and has two children. A daughter Julie, 20 and a son Dylan 22.
Jean began his career in 1970. After training period as mechanic and serving his military obligation in an Infantry Vehicle Division where he became a Heavy Duty Vehicle Towing Specialist, he returned to Paris where he was employed by a leading company for several years.
In 1979, Jean decided to start up his own business, DEPANN 2000, with one vehicle operating on a 24 hour basis.
From the beginning Jean was successful and very innovative. He pioneered the use of a small recovery vehicle for use in Paris when traffic is congested and large units were impractical. This type unit is now used by all companies in Paris.
In less than 20 years, DEPANN 2000 has four branches circling Paris, operates over 100 vehicles and employs more than 100 people.
DEPANN 2000 operates a fleet of specially equipped motorbikes for average no-starts and breakdowns and repair 95% of these disabled vehicles on the spot.
Jean gives his people the credit for his success. He has programs in place that recognize outstanding employees, and also incentive programs that reward them financially.
Jean is totally dedicated to the towing and recovery industry. He is a founder of the French Towing Union. He has set up the first towing and recovery meets and trade shows in France.
Jean Julien – The Ultimate Professional!
2015-2017 Board of Directors Announced
The new board of directors will take office on November 1, 2015
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Admission and Hours
Adults - $10.00
Seniors (55 or older)/Military - $9.00
AAA - $8.50
Children 6 - 14 - $6.00
Children under 5 are free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer Hours (March. 1-Oct.31)
Monday - Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 11 - 5
Winter Hours (Nov 1-Feb.28)
Monday - Saturday 10 - 4:30
Sunday 11 - 5
Closed Major Holidays
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