Jose R. Costa, Group President for Charlotte-based Driven Brands, was recently awarded the Executive of the Year Bronze Stevie Award in the 2016 American Business Awards.
Costa leads MAACO, CARSTAR and Drive N Style, which collectively operate more than 1,000 body shops across North America and generate more than $1.2 billion in annual system sales.
The American Business Awards, which recognize outstanding performance in the workplace, are the nation’s premier business awards program. Costa was nominated in the automotive and transport equipment industry for his role in helping steer Driven Brands to one of the most successful periods in its history. He played a key role in helping Driven Brands reshape its overall strategy by aiming for vertical expansion and growth through acquisition. In fact, he was closely involved in the company’s recent acquisition of CARSTAR U.S. and CARSTAR Canada, a large multi-store network of independently owned collision and glass repair centers.
More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and across multiple industries were submitted. The award will be presented at a gala ceremony on June 20 in New York.