Joe Bessler grew up in Lakeside Park, Ky., and currently lives in Villa Hills with his wife Ruthie.
Mr. Bessler attended Blessed Sacrament School, Covington Catholic High School and Thomas Moore College. He started Bessler Auto Parts in 1985 with two employees, and the company has grown to four locations and 80 employees. Mr. Bessler currently serves as the company’s president.
Mr. Bessler is active in Saint Joe’s Catholic Church and Saint Joe’s Holy Name Society; he is on the board of directors of the Friends of the Rose Garden Mission in Covington.
Mr. Bessler enjoys life, the outdoors, water sports, snow skiing and cycling. He loves spending time with his four sons, their wives and five grandchildren.