CARSTAR expands corporate leadership team

Feb. 29, 2012

Feb. 29, 2012—CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is expanding its corporate leadership and service teams to add new levels of collision, insurance and franchising industry experience and expertise, the company announced Tuesday.

As part of its corporate expansion, CARSTAR appointed David James as vice president of marketing and Sharon Mazanec as regional service manager for the Midwest region.

CARSTAR said James has more than 15 years of experience leading corporate strategy, marketing initiatives and analytics to measure program performance. He has held senior-level marketing positions with Wolters Kluwer, H&R Block and Great Clips. James also served as a claims adjuster for Progressive Insurance.

James holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and an MBA from the University of Missouri, according to CARSTAR.

Mazanec, CARSTAR said, has more than 25 years of experience in the collision repair industry. She has worked for Allen Samuels Enterprises and Sterling Autobody Centers, and was named as one of AkzoNobel’s 2011 Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry.

“We are pleased to welcome our newest team members,” said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR. “They bring years of experience and insight to our team and we look forward to adding their perspective to serve the members of the CARSTAR family.”

CARSTAR operates more than 400 collision repair locations in 31 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces. For more information, visit

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