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Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021


Ziebart Supports Strong Franchise Demand with Growth in World Headquarters Team

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Leading Vehicle Care Provider Set Up for Strong Second Half with Two Additions to Support Staff

TROY, Mich. (June 16, 2021) – Experiencing another successful franchise-development year, Ziebart International Corporation– the global leader in automotive appearance and protection services for over 60 years – has hired two team members for its award-winning headquarters based in Michigan.

Tom Acosta has rejoined the team as Manager, Franchise Development. Tom was with Ziebart earlier in his career serving in both Operations and Franchise Development.  Tom has spent most of his career in the automotive aftermarket industry, working with both franchisors and franchisees on growing their business. “We are excited to have Tom back at Ziebart International Corporation. Tom brings solid experience and a great skill set. He will be a great addition to the Franchise Development Department and Team Ziebart,” said Dan Baker, Executive Vice President, Ziebart International Corporation.

James Trahan has been brought into a newly-created position as Ziebart’s Digital Media Manager. James will manage much of Ziebart’s digital marketing initiatives including digital advertising campaigns, SEO, local listings management, website maintenance and more. For the past three years, James has been managing all things digital for multiple brands at TRICO Group. “We are excited to have James back on our growing Marketing Team, as increasing brand awareness among key audiences is priority for the brand,” said Larisa Walega, Vice President, Ziebart International Corporation.  

ABOUT ZIEBART

Founded in 1959, Ziebart is the worldwide leader in detailing, films and structural protection services, providing complete car care solutions. Ziebart International Corporation operates over 400 locations, with 1,200 service centers, in 37 countries. As an established automotive enthusiast brand, Ziebart has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 500 Franchisor as well as a Top 200 Global Franchise. Ziebart is continuing to grow through franchising, offering a best-in-class investment for qualified prospects.