15-Year Industry Veteran Brings Legal Expertise to Nation’s Largest Automotive Aftermarket Franchisor
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – FullSpeed Automotive®, one of the nation’s largest franchisors and operators of automotive aftermarket repair facilities, home to flagship brands Grease Monkey®, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service®, and Kwik Kar®, appoints Kelvin Sellers as new General Counsel for FullSpeed Automotive brands, effective August 21.
With nearly 15 years of experience in the automotive and aftermarket space, Sellers is a trusted legal professional with law firm, public accounting, and in-house counsel experience. Most recently, Sellers served as Vice President and General Counsel for Interstate Batteries, Inc., where he led long-term legal strategy while spotlighting and advising on critical issues requiring executive leadership and ultimately board level review. His work at Interstate was recognized with selected honors including Texas Diversity Council’s Top General Counsel Award in 2022, National Diversity Council’s Most Influential African Americans in Business, and The Dallas 500 – The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth.
“Kelvin’s vast experience and accomplishments in the automotive and aftermarket space are admirable and impressive,” said Rob Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of FullSpeed Automotive. “I’m very excited to be able to bring him on as General Counsel at FullSpeed, and I know he will do great things in this role to help support our brand and franchisees.”
In his role, Sellers will contribute to profitable growth as a thought leader while navigating the organization through and around the distractions that delay or inhibit achievement of company goals.
“FullSpeed Automotive is a company with massive upside market potential. CEO Rob Lynch and the rest of the leadership team are passionate about maximizing FullSpeed’s growth opportunity,” said Sellers. “Working with the brand allows me the chance to leverage my knowledge and experience, including my time in the automotive aftermarket industry, in a way that will support the forward momentum that the team has already established. I am excited to join a team that is energized and committed to delivering value to all its stakeholders—from the customers to the shareholders.”
About FullSpeed Automotive®
FullSpeed Automotive is among the nation’s largest franchisors and operators of automotive aftermarket repair facilities and home to flagship brands Grease Monkey, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service, and Kwik Kar. FullSpeed brands offer oil changes, tire sales and rotations, brake services, car washes, and other ancillary services through multiple brand formats that target several desirable segments of the service market. The company’s strategic geographic footprint of 900-plus franchised and company-owned locations provide density in high growth markets. In 2023, both Grease Monkey and SpeeDee were included in Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 ranking. FullSpeed is headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO. For more information, go to www.fullspeedautomotive.com.
About Grease Monkey®
Founded in 1978 and part of the FullSpeed Automotive family of brands, Grease Monkey has more than 40 years of expertise in oil changes and automotive maintenance. There are more than 490 Grease Monkey auto centers in the United States, China, Colombia, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia. In 2023, Grease Monkey was included in Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 ranking for the seventh consecutive year, and ranked #69 on Entrepreneur’s First-Ever List of Top Franchise Brands for Multi-Unit. 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.greasemonkeyfranchise.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 Greenwood Village, CO. SpeeDee is a subsidiary of FullSpeed Automotive. There are more than 185 SpeeDee auto centers located throughout the United States and Mexico. In 2023, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service was included in Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 ranking for the fifth consecutive year. SpeeDee 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, visit www.speedeeoilfranchise.com.