FullSpeed Automotive™ Announces New President, Chief Operating Officer
March 05, 2018 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, CO - Grease Monkey International, LLC, doing business as FullSpeed Automotive™, one of the nation’s largest independent quick lube franchisors and parent company to the Grease Monkey® and SpeeDee® brands, announced today that Kevin Kormondy, long time senior Auto Aftermarket industry executive, has assumed the leadership role as President, Chief Operating Officer of Franchising for both brands, effective February 28, 2018.
John B. Adams, who will continue in his role as CEO, remarked, “I have known Kevin for over 30 years and greatly admire his commitment to achieving “win-win” outcomes for the Company and Franchisees”. Adams continued, “This change will allow the FullSpeed Automotive™ leadership team to focus on business growth goals, and continue to live up to its Mission: “Driven to perform, so our customers and their vehicles can too!”.
Kevin Kormondy, who spent 20+ years with Big O Tires in various positions, including Executive Vice President/COO, commented, “The Grease Monkey and SpeeDee Brands offer a terrific platform for growth. I am excited about the opportunity and eager to work with the Support Center Team and Franchisees to increase each brand’s annual unit volume and to drive franchisee profitability.”
About FullSpeed Automotive™
Grease Monkey International, LLC, headquartered in the Denver, Colorado area, is now doing business as FullSpeed Automotive and is parent company to: the Grease Monkey®, SpeeDee® and LubePro’s® quick lube brands as well as the Monkey Shine car wash brand. FullSpeed Automotive also operates Havoline® xpress lube® locations as part of its Retail Operations Division. In total, the company serves millions of customers globally, with over 450 units within North & South America and overseas. The new parent company name draws on the customer appeal of its quick lube brands, all of which emphasize speed of professional service while also providing expert recommendations for additional automotive maintenance and repair needs.
About Grease Monkey®
Founded in 1978 and, part the FullSpeed Automotive™ family of brands, Grease Monkey is one of the largest automotive quick lube franchisors – not owned by a major oil company – with more than 300 centers currently located in the United States, Mexico, South America, China, and Saudi Arabia. Grease Monkey centers focus on providing a “less hassle, more hustle” customer experience to fit the busy lives of the driving public by meeting their vehicle maintenance needs. Grease Monkey is also proud to have received the VetFran 5?Star rating demonstrating its extraordinary commitment to “provide access and opportunities in franchising to our Nation’s Veterans and their Spouses”. For more information, go to www.greasemonkeyintl.com.
About SpeeDee® Oil Change & Auto Service
Founded in 1980, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service is a franchise-based full-service automotive care company headquartered in the Denver, CO area. SpeeDee is a subsidiary of FullSpeed Automotive™, one of the nation’s largest automotive maintenance franchisors. SpeeDee franchisees operate over 150 centers across the United States in the Gulf Coast, Texas, Mid-Atlantic, California, New England and Mexico. For more information, visit www.SpeeDeeOil.com.
About Havoline® xpress lube®
The Atlanta-area, St. Augustine-area, Illinois and Wisconsin Havoline® xpress lube® centers provide car care services that meet or exceed vehicle owner’s manual specifications and maintain warranty requirements. Services include fluid, filter and tire maintenance, as well as brake services. For more information, go to www.havolinexpresslube.net.
About Monkey Shine®
Formed in 2005, Monkey Shine® is Grease Monkey’s car wash concept, which offers exterior vehicle maintenance services with in-bay automatic, express tunnel and self-serve car washes. Monkey Shine® centers use the highest quality, most reliable equipment in the industry and is only available for Grease Monkey Franchisees. For more information, go to www.greasemonkeyfranchise.com.
About LubePro’s International, Inc.
Founded in 1978, LubePro’s International, Inc. is a chain of fast lubrication and automotive maintenance centers once located in Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The chain was acquired in 2013 by Grease Monkey International, LLC. Since the acquisition, many LubePro’s converted to the Grease Monkey brand, however, there are still three remaining LubePro’s in Illinois and Tennessee. For more information, go to www.lubepros.com.
Driven to perform, so our customers and their vehicles can too!
Grease Monkey® brand
SOURCE FullSpeed Automotive™
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