Partner in the spotlight: CARSTAR

IBIS (International Bodyshop Industry Symposium) is delighted to shine the spotlight on its highly valued partner, CARSTAR. 

Under the leadership of Michael Macaluso, EVP & Group President of Driven Brands Paint, Collision & Glass, Driven Brands has been collaborating closely with IBIS over many months on the IBIS Global Summit. 

With the recent launch of IBISTV Global Summit which sees the event move to a live broadcast to be streamed over the Internet on 19 November, Michael and his team have shown great support and resolve to make this ground breaking venture a great success for the benefit of the global collision repair community.

Earlier this summer, IBIS was again grateful to Michael for agreeing to record an IBIS Leading Lights interview with IBIS CEO Jason Moseley. Michael talked openly about the Canadian collision repair market. He gave an executive perspective on how businesses are adapting to the current challenging operating environment and much more. Click here to watch Michael and Jason’s interview.

IBIS will be featuring CARSTAR in the Partner in the Spotlight section of its website the coming week.

Note to editors

Since its inception in 2001, IBIS – the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium – has become firmly established as the leading global conference and networking provider for collision industry leaders and influencers. 

The inaugural conference was held at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel in Wales in 2001 and hosted 120 delegates from 12 countries. Since then, IBIS events have been held at various venues around the world reaching more than 1,000 influencers each year with the Global Summit annually attracting over 350 delegates from more than 35 countries.

IBIS continues to spread its world-class conferencing in new territories and has recently visited markets across the planet including USA, Ireland, South Africa, Italy, the Middle East, Turkey and China.

Partners in the spotlight – CARSTAR

CARSTAR is North America’s largest franchise network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 700 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces. A part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, CARSTAR delivers national scale, premier vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $4 million for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy across North America. 

CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764 or visit