By Peter Saunders
Jose R. Costa joined Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Repainting—part of automotive aftermarket services franchisor Driven Brands—as president in 2013, having previously served as vice-president (VP) of Burger King and in various marketing positions for Yum! Brands, the franchisor for Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell.
This fall, automotive franchise system Mister Transmission will hold a grand opening for its newest franchise in Abbotsford, B.C., under franchisee Gordon Badger. “Gordon has extensive experience in the automotive sector with a high interest in cars,” says Mister Transmission CEO Randall Moore.
Auto repair shop franchisor Prime Car Care Group has launched its new service concept, 5 Gears Auto Care. The company’s goal is to transform the auto service category from being car-centric to customer-centric.
By Tina Dejong On most Saturdays, you’ll find me at the coffee bar making a shot of espresso for a client. It’s not an unusual thing to say if not for the fact that on the other side of the door, there’s a car up on a lift having its oil changed, another one getting its brakes inspected and several others in various stages of having their tires replaced. As co-owner of two Midas shops in the Toronto area, I have my hands full overseeing the daily operations.
Automotive repair shop franchisor Anthony A. Martino Company (AAMCO) has opened its own ‘university’ to act as a training facility for franchisees and their staff. Located in Newnan, Ga., AAMCO University will train prospective, new and current franchisees, along with technicians and managers.
By Jacquie De Almeida Jason Pingert says there’s no end to what you can do in the glass industry. As owner of the only Glass Doctor franchise in Saskatoon, his days are spent tackling everything from custom fitting a glass tabletop to quoting a window-replacement job for an entire house. Indeed, he says it was the diverse nature of the business that initially appealed to him.
By Mike Tedesco While I’ve always been interested in working with cars and spent more than eight years working at a dealership, it wasn’t until I discovered LeakPro that I really felt I had found my career in the automotive industry. Today, I own two regional franchises in southern Ontario and continue to see growth potential in the market for this brand. I was born in Hamilton and have always lived here.