- Lirel Holt, founder of CARSTAR, and Sam Mercanti, developer of CARSTAR in Canada
- Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering & Data Science
- Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert Consulting
- Sean Carey, SCG Management Consultants LLC
- Jason Verlen, SVP of Product Strategy & Product Management, CCC
“We are excited to kick off CARTSTAR Acceleration 2019 next week. Our 30th anniversary conference will accelerate our growth plans as franchise partners, business leaders, vendors and insurance carriers all come together to help drive the collective industry forward,” said Michael Macaluso, president of CARSTAR. “This premier MSO event of the year, with an incredible lineup of speakers, educational events and networking opportunities, is exclusive to the CARSTAR franchise partners. It is a tremendous resource we share with our CARSTAR family, and a powerful tool to help them drive profitability, grow their business and improve their operations.”
CARSTAR is North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 650 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces. A part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, CARSTAR delivers national scale, premier vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit www.carstar.com and www.carstar.ca follow on Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764.