Friday, 09 March 2012 23:27

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts Expands Marketing, Service Teams to Enhance Support for Store Owners

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is expanding its corporate leadership and service teams to add new levels of collision, insurance and franchising industry experience and expertise, naming David B. James as VP of Marketing and Sharon Mazanec as Regional Service Manager for the Midwest.

James, an award-winning marketing professional with over 15 years of experience leading corporate strategy and marketing initiatives, brings his extensive expertise and background to North America’s largest collision repair company. James brings a broad background in traditional and online marketing, as well as quantitative and analytical focus in building business cases and measuring program performance to achieve business objectives.

James’ background includes extensive senior-level marketing expertise with Wolters Kluwer and H&R Block, as well as franchise ownership experience with Great Clips and insurance experience as a claims adjuster for Progressive Insurance.


James, who holds a BS in Business Administration and a MBA from the University of Missouri, resides in Lee’s Summit, MO, where he and his wife own three Great Clips locations.

Joining James as a new member to the CARSTAR Team is Sharon Mazanec, CARSTAR’s Midwest Regional Service Manager. Mazanec comes to CARSTAR with over 25 years experience in the collision repair industry and was recently named one of 2011’s Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry by AkzoNobel.

Mazanec has an extensive background in the collision repair industry with Allen Samuels Enterprises and Sterling Autobody Centers, among other collision repair companies in Texas, where she resides.

“We are pleased to welcome our newest team members,” said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts. “They bring years of experience and insight to our team and we look forward to adding their perspective to serve the members of the CARSTAR family.”

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