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Executive Profiles

Michael Macaluso

President - CARSTAR North America

Michael Macaluso has worked with CARSTAR Canada for close to a decade, performing a variety of roles including Insurance Relations Manager, Director of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and President of CARSTAR Canada. Following the acquisition of CARSTAR Canada by Charlotte N.C based Driven Brands, Michael was named President of CARSTAR North America in February 2016. Michael attended Western University and sits on a variety of boards in Hamilton and is involved in numerous collision industry councils and initiatives. Michael is born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario where he lives with his wife Daniela and their three sons.

Michael Macaluso
Michael Macaluso

Dean Fisher

Chief Operations Officer

Dean Fisher leads CARSTAR’s Operations and Field service team, as they help franchise stores maximize growth and profitability, manage store operations, oversee store integration, lead financial focus groups and guide the storeowners’ business groups around the country. A longtime entrepreneur, Fisher owned multiple automotive-related companies for 38 years. He joined the CARSTAR family in 1991 as a franchise storeowner and moved over to corporate franchise operations in 2013. Named CARSTAR franchisee of the year in 2012, Fisher is widely recognized as a top operator in the CARSTAR network.

Dean Fisher
Dean Fisher

Dave Foster

National Director of Development

Dave Foster joined the CARSTAR family in July 2016. Dave is a Consultative Sales & Business Development Professional with a diverse track record in building teams that drive enterprise value – known for building & retaining strong client relationships and generating consistent growth and revenue. Dave’s positive leadership is recognized by his colleagues and industry partners. Driving and creating new business opportunities and retaining a strong existing base, along with Best in Class service and trust are keys to Dave’s success. With over 18 years’ experience in sales management and business development, Dave brings extensive knowledge and proven expertise to the CARSTAR system. He and his team are dedicated to growing CARSTAR with top performing franchisees, continuing our legacy as the largest multi-store owner network in North America.

Sabrina Thring

VP Finance

Sabrina began her finance career with Bacardi Canada as Accounting Manager and before joining CARSTAR had advanced to the role of Head of Finance with Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Canada. Sabrina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the distinguished Schulich School of Business (York University) as well has her CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant)/ CGA designation. She is also an active member of the Canadian Women’s Executive Network. On a personal front, Sabrina is married and with three very active children, Alexa (9), Bianca (6), and Logan (4).

John Harvey

VP Insurance

Prior to joining CARSTAR, John spent close to 14 years at RBC Insurance. During his tenure at RBC, John held various leadership roles including Vendor Manager, Field Operations Manager, Regional Director Sales & Distribution and Lean Six Sigma consultant. John is currently completing his Executive MBA, completed undergraduate studies at McMaster University and holds a Diploma in Marketing, Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management, Lean Six Sigma Certification (CLP), and a Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation. When John is not studying, working and playing with his children he enjoys reading, Cross-fit, golfing and sports.