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Driven Brands Appoints New Group President of Paint and Collision

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Jan. 17, 2018—Driven Brands has announced Chris Kozina as a new leader for its paint and collision division.

Kozina, who joined Driven Brands in the fourth quarter of 2017, is overseeing the CARSTAR North America, Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair and Drive N’ Style brands, guiding more than 1,000 franchisees and retail locations in the competitive, evolving collision repair and appearance maintenance industry. He also serves on the Driven Brands’ executive team, reporting to CEO Jonathan Fitzpatrick.

“Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across a variety of functions and businesses, always while building high performing teams and enduring relationships along the way,” said Fitzpatrick. “His leadership will help us realize our joint ambition in the Paint and Collision division of delivering operational and customer excellence, and accelerating our growth agenda.”

Most recently, Kozina served as president and chief executive of Coors Distributing Company, a division of MillerCoors and parent company MolsonCoors. As head of the company, he delivered record revenue and operating income, growing volume and market share in a flat category. He also served as a director of Coors Distributing Company, including a term as chairman of the board.

Prior to that, he served as MillerCoors senior vice president and chief human resources officer, as well as vice president of marketing, portfolio strategy and market research, and chief of staff to the CEO. He also was part of the executive committee that merged Coors Brewing Company and Miller Brewing Company while serving as chief information officer.

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