FullSpeed Automotive, one of the nation’s largest franchisors and operators of automotive aftermarket repair facilities, has announced the appointment of Ron Stilwell as president of franchising.
Previously serving as chief development officer for FullSpeed Automotive, Ron has played a significant role in helping unit count grow by 31 per cent in 2022 to date. This is credited to a strong franchise development strategy, strategic mergers and acquisitions and by implementing proven systems that will continue to lead to exponential growth as FullSpeed aims to achieve its growth goal of 1,000 units by the end of 2023.
As president of franchising, Ron will oversee all aspects of FullSpeed Automotive’s franchise side of the business, including the entire operations department, development, training, purchasing and licensing for Kwik Kar, and more.
“My goals are to work closely with our franchise community to understand their challenges and opportunities to help meet their success goals,” he said. “As I step into this role, I look forward to working on more state-of-the-art technology enhancements that will help reduce labor and make operations more efficient – all with the guest experience in mind.
“By doing so, we’ll maximize unit-level profitability and create opportunity for franchisees to confidently grow the number of units in their portfolio.”
This news comes on the heels of Rob Lynch’s appointment as CEO earlier this year. Rob has brought a fresh, revitalizing approach to the business and implemented several enhancements to the executive team, including elevating Ron to president of franchising.
“FullSpeed Automotive is building a team of best-in-class leaders to elevate and fuel growth,” said Rob. “The future is bright as we build on the strength of our flagship brands and expand our presence through strategic franchise partnerships and industry acquisitions. This is an exciting chapter in our organization’s growth story, and with Stilwell leading the charge, I’m confident in the direction we’re headed.”