CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven Brands' Group President Jose R. Costa has earned the prestigious Gold Award for Executive of the Year in the Golden Bridge Awards®. He was nominated in the Automotive, Transportation, Storage and Logistics category, where he was recognized for contributing to his company's success in nearly doubling the size of its business in just three years and playing a key role in shaping its strategy for vertical expansion and growth through acquisition.
The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business, innovations, best deployments, product management, public relations, marketing, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.
Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, September 12, 2016 during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony.
This is the second time in less than a year that Costa has been recognized for his leadership. In May, Costa was awarded the Executive of the Year Bronze Stevie® Award in the Automotive and Transport Equipment Industry category in The 14th Annual American Business Awards. The Stevie Awards recognize outstanding performance in the workplace worldwide.
About Jose R. Costa
Jose R. Costa is Group President for Driven Brands where he leads MAACO®, CARSTAR® and Drive N Style®. Collectively, these brands operate more than 1,000 body shops across North America, generate more than $1.2 billion in annual system sales and further establish Driven Brands as a leader in the automotive aftermarket space. He has a background steeped in franchising, marketing, unit growth, enhancing customer experience and franchisee profitability amongst some of the most recognized brands in the world. Previous to his current role, which he assumed in October 2015, Costa was President of MAACO®, where he was responsible for managing and developing 500 automotive body shops across the U.S. and Canada. During his tenure, he improved MAACO®'s procedures and training practices, raised consistency among franchises, revamped operations and enhanced the look and feel of its advertising.
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