After Decades of Experience Driving Brand Success, Company Leader Receives Recognition for High Performance with VP Promotion
Greenwood Village, CO – 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 promoted Scott Accardo to Vice President of Operations for SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service.
At the age of seven, Accardo began his career with SpeeDee, vacuuming at his father’s SpeeDee store. Accardo’s father was SpeeDee’s very first franchisee, joining the brand in 1982. Accardo worked at his father’s three locations as a kid and helped manage the stores, later becoming an owner/manager of the Covington, LA, location for 12 years. His career with SpeeDee continued when he became a Franchise Support Director for SpeeDee Worldwide, then an Integration Shop Operations Manager for SpeeDee/Midas/TBC.
His career with the company advanced when he was promoted to Operations Manager for over 65 locations in the central U.S. for SpeeDee and Midas. He has also held positions within FullSpeed as Re-Image Specialist, Director of Acquisitions and Conversions, and Sr. Director of Facilities Management. Collectively, Accardo boasts over three decades of experience in the automotive industry, dedicated to helping grow brands under the FullSpeed umbrella.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Scott for nearly two years and have never worked with a more qualified and dedicated person,” said Ron Stilwell, President of Franchising at FullSpeed Automotive. “Scott’s leadership role within SpeeDee is vast, and his decades of knowledge and understanding of the SpeeDee brand is well known within the franchise community. I’m very excited to be able to promote him to the position of VP of Operations at SpeeDee. Having held almost every position for the brand, I know he will do great things in this new role to help support our franchisees.”
In his new role, Scott will oversee all aspects of franchise operations and franchisee relations, helping franchisees to be more successful and profitable.
“SpeeDee and the FullSpeed family have been all I’ve known since I was a kid,” said Accardo. “I’ve enjoyed my time with the brand and have learned so much over the years. I’m excited to continue to grow with the company and make an impact as we expand our brand’s presence across the country.”
Now boasting more than 900 company, franchised, and licensed units, FullSpeed aims to achieve its growth goal of 1,000 units by the end of 2024. FullSpeed Automotive is looking to bring on qualified and engaged individuals seeking single, multi-unit, and conversion opportunities.
When franchisees invest with FullSpeed Automotive brands, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and proven business models backed with a combined 70+ years of experience in providing quality car care in the industry. FullSpeed Automotive’s acquisition strategy has also played a key role in nationwide expansion and remains a strong business focal point for growth.
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 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.
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. 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.