Popular former Maple Leafs captain and powerhouse partners bring
celebrity, promotions expertise and business savvy to growing
automotive services sector
VAUGHAN, ON, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Meineke Canada's newest Car Care
Centre opens today with former Maple Leafs captain Wendel Clark front
Clark, with partners Andrew Jackson and Cam Campli, plan to open two
additional Meineke franchise locations over the next two years.
Promotions expert Jackson, specializes in celebrity placement and event
planning through Jackson Events. Campli and wife Rita, have been
successful Meineke franchise owners for over six years. Together, the
trio bring business savvy and celebrity muscle to North Americas
900-locations-strong Meineke Car Care Centers team.
Clark will take a hands-on role to help grow Meineke Canada retail sales
and franchises, starting with this first Meineke Car Care Centre at
5767 Hwy. 7 in Vaughan, ON.
Said Meineke Canada Vice President and GM Duane Arbeau, "Few athletes
have made as big an impression on Canadian sports fans as Wendel Clark,
whose scoring prowess and strong physicality were major contributors
during some of the Leafs' most exciting seasons. As a King City
resident, Vaughan's a natural fit for Clark's first Meineke franchise."
Meineke Car Care Centers have been providing quality automotive services
since 1972 and in Canada since 1981.
Added Arbeau, "With high brand recognition and a wide range of
diversified offerings, Meineke Canada is perfectly positioned for
growth during a time when vehicle owners are once again hanging onto
their vehicles longer, opting to invest in maintenance and repairs.
Meineke has an aggressive growth strategy and intends to open 75 new
locations within the next five years."
For information about Meineke Car Care Centers and franchise
opportunities, visit Meineke.ca or meinekefranchise.com
Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc., a division of Driven Brands, Inc., of
Charlotte, NC is the leading automotive aftermarket franchisor in the
world. Founded in 1972, Meineke has over 900 centers that service
approximately 3 million cars a year. Over the years, Meineke has
expanded its product offerings to better meet the demands of its
customers and a changing marketplace. Meineke continues to be ranked as
one of the best franchise opportunities in North America and has
recently won top franchise rankings from Forbes, Franchise Times and
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About Driven Brands
Driven Brands, (www.drivenbrands.com) headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for the
separate automotive related businesses: MAACO®, Meineke Car Care
Centers®, Econo Lube & Tune, and Drive N Style®.
Image with caption: "Meineke Canada Vice President and General Manager Duane Arbeau (at left) welcomed the newest Canadian franchisees to the Meineke team at the opening of the first of three-planned Wendel Clark Meineke Car Care Centres headed by the former Toronto Maple Leafs captain. Shown at 5767 Hwy. 7 in Vaughan, ON (l-r) Arbeau, franchisees Cam Campli, Clark and Andrew Jackson, president of Jackson Events. Photo by: Nicola Betts (CNW Group/Meineke Canada Car Care Center)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130723_C9150_PHOTO_EN_29200.jpg
SOURCE: Meineke Canada Car Care Center
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