Meetings in Monaco: Michael Macaluso on industry challenges and focus at Driven Brands

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) delegates gathered in Monaco last week–and Collision Repair mag caught all the action. While enjoying the luxury views of the Cote d’Azur, we chatted with Michael Macaluso, group president of Paint, collision and glass for Driven Brands, to hear what the company has been up to and […]

Driven Brands looks to trade on NASDAQ

Toronto, Ontario — Driven Brands Holdings, the owners of Carstar, Maaco, Meineke, Fix Auto USA and several other auto service companies, recently filed forms with the US Federal Securities and Exchange Commission for an estimated $100 million (all figures in USD)  initial public offering. However, the deal size is considered a placeholder for an IPO […]

US-consolidator ABRA on the hunt for a new CEO

Duane Rouse is stepping down as CEO of ABRA, one of the largest collision consolidators in the US.

By Mike Davey Minneapolis, Minnesota — May 3, 2016 — Looking for a job? There’s a high-level opening available at one of the biggest consolidators in the US. ABRA Auto Body & Glass has announced Duane Rouse, the current CEO, plans to step down. He will stay with the company in the position of Vice […]