|Gary Dohring at the Grand Opening of MAACO Oakville in 2012.
Milton, Ontario -- October 3, 2013 -- MAACO has announced that Gary Dohring, long-time franchisee and owner of MAACO Canada, has retired. Dohring served as President and CEO of MAACO Systems Canada for 13 years.
MAACO has also announced that it has acquired its Canadian Master Franchisor rights following Dohring's retirement. MAACO Canada has 26 locations across the country and the first location was opened in 1975.
"Everyone at MAACO thanks Gary and his team for the great work over the past decade in growing the MAACO brand in Canada," says Jose Costa, President, MAACO. "We are really excited for the opportunity to build on that success and further grow the brand in Canada. This transaction is a testament to the belief that the MAACO team has in terms of our future vision and growth opportunities."
MAACO is part of Driven Brands, which also operates Meineke Car Care Centers in Canada. A statement from the company says its focus will remain on the growth of these brands and specifically on doubling the current unit counts in three years through a combination of existing franchisees and the introduction of new growth-minded franchisees.
"I am proud and fortunate to have spent so much time as part of the MAACO system," said Dohring, who departed the company on October 1. "We have a terrific team and culture in place, and strong leadership at the corporate level, so I leave knowing that the brand I love is in the best of hands."