Tobey Reichert assistant general manager of the Mt. Washington Auto Road  with Howie Wemyss

Tobey Reichert (right) of Gorham has been promoted to assistant general manager of the Mt. Washington Auto Road and will take over as general manager when Howie Wemyss retires. (COURTESY PHOTO)

GREEN’S GRANT — Gorham’s Tobey Reichert has been promoted to assistant general manager of the Mt. Washington Auto Road.

Reichert was hired in 2016 with the aim that he would someday take over the reins of the family company.

Longtime general manager Howie Wemyss will work with Reichert to ensure a smooth transition when the time comes for Wemyss’ retirement.

The owners of the Auto Road, the oldest man-made tourist attraction in North America, formalized the recommendation of management to promote Reichert to the position.

When Reichert becomes the general manager, he will be the sixth generation of the family to run the companies.

Elihu Libby purchased the Mount Washington Carriage Road in 1906, no doubt realizing that the automobile was here to stay and the Carriage Road would benefit from that. Now, 113 years later, the family not only has retained that ownership but expanded greatly to take advantage of the natural surroundings of “The Glen,” the historic name given to the picturesque valley at the base of the road.

In 1994, Great Glen Trails opened to better utilize the valley property on a year-round basis. In 2018, the Glen House Hotel made a triumphant reappearance to return the company to its roots in hospitality which began in 1852.

Reichert is a Gorham High School graduate who went on to Southern Maine Technical College in automotive management, then attended White Mountains Community College where he received an associate degree in business management.

Following formal education, Reichert launched a career in law enforcement starting with the Berlin Police Department in 2000 before moving to the Coos County Sheriff’s Department.

Tobey and his wife, Dannielle, and son, Camden, make their home in Gorham.

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