In her new role, Sasser will optimize operational efficiencies to reinforce FullSpeed’s world-class customer experience
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® recently appointed Laura Sasser as the new Senior Vice President of Retail Store Operations for FullSpeed Automotive brands. Sasser is an accomplished professional with an extensive background in restaurant management, retail operations, and team building.
Sasser comes to FullSpeed after spending the past 18 years at Channel Control Merchants (CCM), a KKR portfolio company. She contributed significantly to CCM’s growth and was instrumental in their success, by helping the company navigate complex challenges, spearheading growth strategies, and consistently exceeding targets. Throughout her career, Sasser has garnered skills in various operations roles, including asset protection, inventory management, store operations, and training and development.
“As we continue rapid growth into Q3, bringing on Laura will help us to ensure that we offer a consistent and world-class customer experience across our shops,” said Rob Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of FullSpeed Automotive. “Laura’s capabilities and commitment to excellence align perfectly with our people-first culture. She is proven in consistently delivering maximum results, has a keen eye for driving continuous process improvement, and cultivates high-performing teams.”
Throughout her career, Sasser has been instrumental in optimizing store operations, streamlining processes, and implementing best practices to enhance productivity and profitability. Her eye for detail and ability to identify areas for improvement have resulted in significant cost savings and increased efficiency within the organizations she has worked with. In her new role at FullSpeed, Sasser will focus on operational efficiencies and alignment to reinforce that FullSpeed offers a consistent and world-class customer experience across our shops.
“I am thrilled to be joining such a welcoming, dedicated, and motivated organization,” said Sasser. “With extensive experience in retail operations that consistently deliver exceptional results, I look forward to helping reach FullSpeed’s goal of doubling sales in the next four to five years.”
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.