Jose Costa, President of Driven Brands', has earned the prestigous Gold Award for Executive of the Year in the Golden Bridge Awards.

Charlotte, North Carolina -- August 8, 2016 -- Driven Brands’ Group President Jose Costa has earned the prestigious Gold Award for Executive of the Year in the annual Golden Bridge Awards.

Nominated under the Automotive, Transportation, Storage and Logistics category, Costa has been recognized for significantly contributing to his company’s success over the past three years – helping to double the size of its business and playing a key role in shaping its strategy for expansion and growth moving forward.

The annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in a wide variety of programs from every major industry across the world. Amongst those: organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business, best deployments, product management, public relations, marketing, and customer satisfaction.

This award marks the second time in less than a year that Costa has been recognized for his leadership abilities. In May, Costa was awarded the Executive of the Year Bronze Stevie Award in the Automotive and Transport Equipment Industry category at the 14th Annual American Business awards. The Stevie Awards recognize outstanding performance in the workplace worldwide.

In his position at Driven Brands, Costa is the figurehead for industry organizations such as MAACO, CARSTAR and Drive N Style. Collectively, these brands operate more than 1,000 body shops across North America and generate more than $1.2 billion in annual system sales.

Winners will be honoured in San Francisco on September 12 during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony. For more information, visit


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