February 8, 2013 - by CARSTAR Automotive Canada

CARSTAR appoints new National Operations Manager

CARSTAR Automotive has announced that Colson Cole has joined the CARSTAR organization in the role of National Operations Manager.

In his role, Colson will work with CARSTAR’s technical team to assist franchise partners in achieving ‘best-in-class’ status, manage CARSTAR’s vendor relations strategy and will work as a liaison with CARSTAR’s insurance team and insurance partners in matters relating to store performance.

“Adding Colson to our team is key in developing CARSTAR’s vendor relations program and in ensuring we’re operating ‘best-in-class’ stores,” said Michael Macaluso, CARSTAR’s COO.  “Colson’s experience and expertise in the industry will be invaluable to our current and future CARSTAR partners across Canada.”

Colson joins CARSTAR after working as Ontario Regional Manager for UAP/NAPA Auto Parts, where he worked for five years. Additionally, Colson has direct collision industry experience and has acted worked as a manager in three collision centres in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Colson was a member of the Dupont Association of Quality Circle Round Table and is a current member of CCIF, I-CAR and the Young Executive Society of AIA.

Colson also has a passion for local community causes and charities having been involved in Big Brothers & Sisters, The United Way of Toronto and Junior Achievement.


About CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres

CARSTAR is the largest and fastest growing automotive repair franchise in North America, with over 400 locations. Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1995, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres has grown from eight to over 160 locations throughout 10 provinces. Within Canada, CARSTAR repairs approximately 100,000 vehicles per year, with exceptionally high customer experience ratings.  Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $2 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. In 2012, CARSTAR was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. For more information, please visit:

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