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Executive Profiles

Michael Macaluso

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.

Dean Fisher

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.

Dave Foster

Dave Foster

Vice President 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.

Jeff Labanovich

Jeff Labanovich

General Manager

Jeff Labanovich has been with CARSTAR for 15 years, first as a franchise partner for 14 years and then joining the corporate team as Director, Head of Operations before moving into his current role of GM of CARSTAR Canada. Jeff attended both Carleton University and Durham College studying business and currently sits on numerous industry related boards and councils. Jeff resides in of Brooklin, Ontario with his wife Candice and 5 children who are partially living abroad at university.