Tuesday, 05 September 2017 22:42

Driven Brands’ President Resigns: Industry Awaits News of Successor

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Following the departure of Jose Costa as president of Driven Brands Paint & Collision Group in August, employees and industry professionals have been awaiting the news of his successor. 

Costa left the company to “pursue other opportunities,” according to Deborah Robinson, director of corporate communications for Driven Brands, which comprises CARSTAR, Maaco and Drive N Style, a smaller mobile interior company. 


Originally from Venezuela, Costa joined Maaco in 2013 and headed the auto paint and collision repair provider for the next two years. During this time, he was featured on the Emmy Award-winning reality series "Undercover Boss" in January 2015, in which corporate executives go undercover in their businesses.

Later that year, Driven Brands acquired CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts in the United States and CARSTAR Canada. Costa was named head of Driven Brands’ Paint & Collision Division.

“The company remains committed to growing our business,” said Robinson. 

This includes increasing the number of CARSTAR locations to 1,000, as well as strengthening the Maaco brand. In March, Maaco celebrated the opening of its 500th North American store located in Dallas, TX.

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