CARSTAR Announces Executive Promotions

first_imgOVERLAND PARK, KS — CARSTAR, one of North America’s largest collision repair organizations, has promoted three of its executives. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Daren Fristoe, most recently senior vice president, has been promoted to the position of chief administrative officer for CARSTAR. Fristoe will continue to provide the company with corporate leadership, specifically focusing on the areas of human resources, training and education, franchise communication and services, corporate marketing and community initiatives. Fristoe joined the CARSTAR organization in May of 2002 after serving as vice president of human resources at eScout, LLC. Bill Vance has been promoted to the position of vice president of marketing for CARSTAR, from his previous role as assistant vice president of marketing. Vance joined CARSTAR in 2003. Since then, he has been instrumental in the development of cutting-edge marketing programs for both CARSTAR. Vance previously served as vice president of franchise development for Mr. Goodcents, a Midwestern-based restaurant chain. Prior to that, he was vice president of marketing for RentWay, a nationwide chain of rental-purchase stores. Dan Young, previously assistant vice president of insurance relations, has been promoted to the position of vice president of insurance relations for CARSTAR. Young joined CARSTAR in 2003. He was previously employed for nineteen years at Allstate Insurance Co., where he worked in a number of capacities throughout his career. In his expanded position with CARSTAR, Young will continue in his role of insurance program creation and management, relationship development, industry connectivity and expanding the CARSTAR brand awareness within the insurance community. Advertisement In addition to these promotion announcements CARSTAR has reported successful results from its recent franchise expansion program. This year, CARSTAR worked to expand its nationwide collision repair network and has to date has signed 40 new franchise agreements, including the first CARSTAR location located in the state of Alabama. This brings CARSTAR to a total of 352 collision repair shops within North America (252 in the United States and 100 in Canada) with market presence in 24 states and growing. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img

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