Top Sites to Visit in France

Wesley Hutchings in FranceWesley Hutchings has served as vice president of purchasing for Hutchings Automotive Products, SA, LLP, since 1985. During his time off, Wes Hutchings enjoys traveling and has visited numerous countries in South America, Asia, and Europe, including France.

France is one of the top vacation destinations in the world with more than 80 million tourists each year. As one of the oldest countries, France offers a rich history as well as a great deal of culture, museums, gorgeous scenery and architecture, and delicious cuisine. Many sites attract thousands of visitors each year.

1. Mont Saint-Michel: A truly unique monastery in the north of France, Mont Saint-Michel is at times an island and at other times part of the mainland, depending on the tides. Filled with turrets and towers, the monastery takes visitors back to the Middle Ages.

2. Pont du Gard: In the south of France lies the Pont du Gard, an aqueduct and an amazing feat of engineering. The bridge is epic in scope and built with hand-carved blocks.

3. Eiffel Tower: Of course, the classic Eiffel Tower is a must-see. The iconic structure defines the Paris skyline and offers a bird’s eye view of the entire city.


Southern Italy’s Scenic Amalfi Coast

Wesley Hutchings in ItalyWesley Hutchings is a longtime corporate executive in the automotive products sector. A resident of Florida, Wes Hutchings married his wife, Rachel, in 2010 at a ceremony on exclusive Fisher Island. Wesley Hutchings and his wife subsequently embarked on a two-week honeymoon in Paris, France, and Italy’s Almafi Coast.

A 50-kilometer stretch of shoreline on Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, Almafi Coast is a picturesque region that features steeply terraced terrain planted extensively with lemon groves, as well as tourist destinations such as the medieval town Ravello.

The Almafi Coast’s most luxurious destination is the resort town Positano, which features a multitude of traditional pastel-colored homes situated with a panoramic view of the sea. Perfect for pedestrians, the hilly town is connected by winding stairways and anchored by the parish church Santa Maria Assunta. With Positano offering visitors a number of high-end boutiques to choose from, the town is well known for its bespoke shoemakers. Befitting a region known for its lemon growers, the most popular drink is limoncello. Visitors also enjoy Positano’s exceptional seafood and the area’s numerous beaches.

American Heart Association’s Advice for Caregivers

Author Wesley HutchingsWesley Hutchings, an executive in the automotive parts industry, recognizes the role nonprofits play in combating disease. The vice president of purchasing for Hutchings Automotive Products, SA LLP, Wesley Hutchings regularly donates to organizations such as the American Heart Association. Wes Hutchings is aware of the organization’s major contributions to the fight against heart disease.

The American Heart Association emphasizes not only good cardiac health for patients, but also the importance of physical and mental health of caregivers. It is essential for caregivers to look after their own health in order to provide the best care for those with heart problems.

Caregivers should engage in routine physical activity and aim for at least 30 minutes a day of exercise. Doing so relieves stress and lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure. As a complement to exertion, caregivers should eat heart-healthy foods.

Caregivers also need to regularly engage in activities they enjoy, such as reading or listening to music. Finding a humorous movie or TV show is also beneficial, as laughter refreshes the body in many ways. It is also critical for caregivers to think positively. Every day, they should own up to their own limitations and strive not to hold on to guilt or anger. Instead, they should congratulate themselves on the job they do every day for their loved one.

A Brief Overview of Hutchings Automotive Products’ Manufacturing Plant

Wesley Hutchings Vice PresidentThe vice president of purchasing at Hutchings Automotive Products (HAP), Wesley Hutchings continues a decades-old family legacy in automotive parts manufacturing that began with his father and S&H Fabricating & Engineering in 1968. An integral member of HAP’s executive team, Wesley Hutchings fulfills such responsibilities as materials sourcing, contract negotiations, and quality assurance for the OEM automotive hose and tube fabricator.

Since the company’s formation in the early 2000s, Wes Hutchings and HAP have performed a wide range of manufacturing and engineering services for clients in the automotive sector. Leveraging offices in the United States and abroad, HAP manufactures its parts in a state-of-the-art, 185,000-square-foot facility in Cartago, Costa Rica, that employs 800 workers, houses the prototype/sample department, and boasts 15 bending machines, a Therma-Tron-X SlideRail Square Transfer material handling system, an Udylite Junior zinc alloy plating machine, and three copper-brazing ovens, among other equipment. Products fabricated at HAP include engine oil sumps, heater coolant lines, and transmission internal tubes.

Wesley Hutchings – Longstanding Member of Parkland Golf & CC

Wesley Hutchings headshotSince 1990, corporate executive Wesley Hutchings has managed purchasing and supply-chain operations at his family-run business (currently owned by TI Group Automotive Systems). Wes Hutchings’ business provides OEM heater and air conditioning systems for the automotive industry. Away from work, Wesley Hutchings enjoys golf and fitness activities at Parkland Golf & Country Club, where he has been a member since its founding in 2004.

Parkland Golf & Country Club (PGCC) has been one of the premier, members-only golf and leisure destinations in southern Florida for the past eight years. Just north of Coral Springs and west of Boca Raton, PGCC was built by Toll Brothers, one of America’s Best Builders of luxury and resort communities. The leisure estate includes a Greg Norman designed 18-hole course, a 43,000-square-foot Sports Club, and nine Har-Tru® tennis courts with one exhibition court. The spa, fitness center, club house, restaurants, and swimming pools are open to members, their families, and guests year-round, and the PGCC offers banquet-hosting services for up to 300 guests.