Caliber President/CEO Mark Sanders Announces Retirement

Caliber President/CEO Mark Sanders Announces Retirement

Sanders (left) will move into a special advisory role, supporting David Simmons in his new role as president and CEO.

The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Collision alongside Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, announced that after 26 years with the organization, President and CEO Mark Sanders will retire and move into a special advisory role for the next 18 months, effective March 6, 2023. 

Sanders grew up in the collision repair industry working alongside his father, also an industry veteran. In 1997, Caliber acquired their two collision repair shops, and since then, Sanders has held a variety of operational roles, including Caliber Chief Operating Officer and later President and CEO.

“Mark has been the cornerstone of Caliber since 1997 and instrumental in the organization’s growth and success over the years,” said Steve Grimshaw, chairman of the board. “As President and CEO, he led Caliber back from the global pandemic and successfully responded to multiple industry challenges. Mark’s leadership and commitment to Caliber made an enduring mark on the collision repair industry and every teammate he inspired to reach their full potential.”

“Building Caliber to what it is today is more than I ever thought possible,” said Sanders. “Only 10 years ago, we had 100 centers – now more than 1,600 and growing. We went from 2,500 teammates to more than 25,000. Above all, we achieved this by living our purpose, Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life. It has been an honor and privilege serving our teammates, customers and partners for so many years.”

Sanders will support David Simmons in his new role as president and CEO of Caliber. Simmons has a diverse background leading large, multinational organizations in the pharmaceutical industry and brings a wealth of experience to Caliber’s next phase of growth, the company says.

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