Caliber is pleased to announce Mark Sanders, current president and COO, will succeed longtime CEO Steve Grimshaw, effective Jan. 1, at which time Grimshaw will move to full time executive chairman.
Sanders has spent his entire career in the automotive industry, and joined Caliber Collision in 1997 as it expanded its operations into Texas. Sanders' extensive operational knowledge and leadership experience, coupled with his commitment to Caliber’s purpose of Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life, has allowed him to play a pivotal role in solidifying Caliber’s strong position in the automotive service industry.
As president and COO, Sanders led the growth strategy which expanded Caliber Collision’s footprint throughout the U.S., while also positioning Caliber for the future through the strategic acquisition of other lines of business. He also led the consolidation and alignment of all brands---Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass---under the Caliber umbrella, priming Caliber for its next phase of growth.
“I started my career in the collision industry 33 years ago as a shop helper," Sanders said. "I have been fortunate to work alongside many great mentors and leaders such as my father, Joe Sanders, and Steve Grimshaw and have been awarded many opportunities to learn and develop throughout my career.
“I learned this business through working in nearly every position in the back and the front of a shop, so I have a unique perspective as I have been in our teammate’s shoes. My goal in the coming years is to continue to develop an experience that inspires every current and future Caliber teammate to reach their full potential through training and development while restoring the rhythm of millions of lives together.”
Caliber plans to name Sanders’ successor in the near-term and is prepared for a smooth transition as the internal candidate assumes his new role.
During Grimshaw's tenure, the organization grew from 68 locations in two states to more than 1,200 locations in 34 states...