CARSTAR North America announced today that longtime CARSTAR franchise partner Jeff Labanovich has joined the corporate team as Associate Vice-President of Operations, for CARSTAR Canada.
Labanovich spent years as a successful CARSTAR multi-store operator in Oshawa, Ontario, having joined the network in 2005. He served as co-Chair of the CARSTAR Canada Advisory Council, and earned the Canadian Franchisee of the Year Award at the 2017 CARSTAR Conference. Selling his interests in the CARSTAR Oshawa facilities, Labanobich, is fully invested in his new role.
As Associate Vice-President of Operations, Labanovich will oversee operations across Canada, with a focus on key performance indicator (KPI) performance and franchise profitability. In addition, Labanovich will work with the executive team on developing and implementing new operation initiatives across the country, including the execution of the EDGE Performance Platform.
“We are honoured and very fortunate to have someone of Jeff Labanovich’s experience join our corporate team,” said Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR North America. “His decades of insight and understanding as a successful CARSTAR store owner will make him a vital member of our team and a fantastic resource for our CARSTAR franchise partners. We look forward to his many contributions to our brand and our success in the future.”
A native of Ontario, Labanovich began his career in sales at Whitby Auto Wreckers, then worked as a manager at Clarington RPM and Copart before opening his CARSTAR location. He attended Carleton University.
About CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres
CARSTAR is the largest and fastest growing automotive repair franchise in North America, with more than 500 locations in 32 American states and 10 Canadian provinces. Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1995, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres has grown from eight to over 260 locations throughout 10 provinces. Within Canada, CARSTAR repairs approximately 160,000 vehicles per year, with exceptionally high customer experience ratings. Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. For more information, please visit: www.carstar.ca