In addition to his responsibilities as vice president of purchasing at Hutchings Automotive Products, SA, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wesley Hutchings is devoted to his family and his community. A supporter of the American Heart Association, Wesley Hutchings helps this charitable organization continue its fight against heart disease through programs such as Go Red For Women.
With the number of women dying from cardiovascular disease totaling over 500,000 per year, the American Heart Association established the Go Red For Women program in 2004. Typically considered a “man’s disease,” heart disease is the number-one killer of women in the US. Go Red For Women not only raises awareness but also encourages women everywhere to take charge of their heart health by exercising, eating healthy, and getting regular checkups of their blood pressure and cholesterol, thereby reducing the number of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths.
With other organizations focused on women’s health, the red dress was chosen as the national symbol for the Go Red For Women initiative. The money donated by supporters like Wes Hutchings goes toward research in women’s heart health, educational tools for healthcare providers to use with their female patients, and community programs such as the Go Red Heart Checkup, which has drawn more than 2 million women in discovering their risk for heart disease.
Vice president of purchasing with Hutchings Automotive Products, Wesley Hutchings enjoys the time he spends with his three cherished children, Alexis, Bryce, and Chloe. In September of 2010, after a lovely wedding ceremony against the backdrop of the famous Vanderbilt Mansion on Florida’s Fisher Island, Wesley and Rachel Hutchings flew away for a dream honeymoon that took them from Paris to the Amalfi Coast of Italy.
Italy’s Amalfi Coast stretches along the Sorrentine Peninsula with brilliantly white villas and lemon groves perched along cliffs that lead down to the sea. The coastline features some of Europe’s most picturesque towns, including Almalfi, Ravello, and Positano. Once a leader in maritime commerce, the region began to attract tourists in the early 20th century with its isolated charms. In the 21st century, visitors consider the Amalfi Coast one of Italy’s top destinations.
Many prefer to visit the coast during its less congested and more affordable spring and autumn seasons. However, the summer season also offers activities that draw tourists and residents. The Ravello Festival takes place between June and September, during which time the center of town transforms into a stage offering chamber music, ballet, and orchestral performances.
Inside the Eiffel Tower.
Wesley Hutchings inside a red telephone box.
The Hutchings ready to board.
Brunch with The Hutchings, Wesley and Rachel.