DALLAS – Automotive-industry pioneer NuVinAir®, one of the fastest-growing concepts in the distribution industry that offers patented technology for odor-elimination in vehicles, today announced Kathryn Shilling as its General Counsel. Based in the company’s Dallas headquarters, she is responsible for providing legal expertise on company strategies and their implementation, negotiating critical contracts, navigating complex business transactions, and overseeing outside counsel.
“Since launching NuVinAir® several years ago, our rapid growth of more than 5,000 percent during this year alone has enabled us to expand our leadership team with best-in-class talent that will help take our company to the next level,” said Kyle Bailey, chief executive officer and founder of NuVinAir®. “With a successful, decades-long career spanning automotive, transportation, and other relevant verticals, Kathryn’s expertise is essential at this stage of our growth, especially as we scale into international markets.”
With more than 25 years of experience representing clients in various consumer, corporate and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, real-estate transactions, business disputes, employment, and insurance coverage, Ms. Shilling has served as outside general counsel to several local businesses throughout Texas and Oklahoma.“NuVinAir® is truly blazing a trail in the automotive industry with their patented technology and proprietary products, and I’m delighted to join the team at such an exciting time,” said Ms. Shilling. “Leveraging what I’ve gleaned over my 25-year career at both the state and federal level, I can begin implementing best practices for continued growth, both domestically, and soon, internationally.”
Prior to NuVinAir®, Ms. Shilling founded and practiced law at Dallas-based Shilling Law Group, which specializes in the representation of local businesses, as well as trial support and appellate work. She brings extensive appellate-law experience, having clerked for the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas, as well as served as a staff attorney with the Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth. Throughout her career, she has focused on appellate work in private practice, including both state and federal appeals.
“Having worked with Kathryn for nearly 15 years in the automotive industry, including her role as an ad-hoc advisor for NuVinAir®, I know firsthand she is the best candidate for our in-house expert counsel,” said Alan Brown, global executive vice president of distributor and national accounts for NuVinAir®.”She is the perfect fit for our corporate culture, while providing a strong female presence in the C-suite, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the leadership team.”
Ms. Shilling is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, a non-profit organization created to elevate women in the legal profession. Additionally, she holds a Juris Doctor from The University of Tulsa College of Law and attended Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law.
NuVinAir® is a Dallas-based company offering patented odor-eliminating technology and proprietary products to customers in the automotive industry, including car dealerships, car washes, detail shops, rental-car companies, and truck fleets. All products are sold through its Certified Distributors, who own exclusive rights to their defined territories and receive recruiting, training, and marketing support from NuVinAir® Corporate.