FullSpeed Automotive Promotes Scott Accardo

FullSpeed Automotive Promotes Scott Accardo

Accardo is now the vice president of operations for the company's SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service brand.

FullSpeed Automotive announced the promotion of Scott Accardo to vice president of operations for its SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service brands.

In his new role, Scott will oversee all aspects of franchise operations and franchisee relations, helping franchisees to be more successful and profitable, FullSpeed Automotive says. Now with more than 900 company, franchised, and licensed units, FullSpeed says it aims to achieve its growth goal of 1,000 units by the end of 2024.

FullSpeed Automotive notes Accardo has a long history with the company from a very young age.

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, the company says. 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. 

Accardo was promoted to operations manager for over 65 locations in the central U.S. for SpeeDee and Midas. He also held positions within FullSpeed as re-image specialist, director of acquisitions and conversions, and senior director of facilities management. Collectively, Accardo has over three decades of experience in the automotive industry, dedicated to helping grow brands under the FullSpeed umbrella, the company says.

“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.”

You May Also Like

Brake Manufacturers Council Appoints New Chair

Brendan Morris, currently the vice president of sales at GRI Engineering, will succeed John Bennett, managing director at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Detroit, Inc.

Brake Manufacturers Council Appoints New Chair

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers announced the appointment of Brendan Morris as the new Chair of the Brake Manufacturers Council. Morris, currently the vice president of sales at GRI Engineering, a MAT Holdings company, will succeed John Bennett, managing director at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Detroit, Inc.

Morris's appointment is effective immediately, and he will preside over his first BMC meeting this coming November during AAPEX.

Clarios Announces Additions, Promotions Within its Aftermarket Team 

Iain McDaniels is promoted to vice president, aftermarket and market development, for U.S. and Canada.

ACC-Board-Now-Accepting-Nominations
SKF Group Announces Leadership Transition

Philipp Herlein, head of the global vehicle aftermarket division, has been appointed managing director of the global SKF lubrication & MPT division, effective October 1.

SKF Group Announces Leadership Transition
Andrew Grose Named Vice President of Grote Networks

With a background in engineering and strategy, Grose will lead the newly formed Grote Networks Business Division.

Andrew Grose Named Vice President of Grote Networks
Coolidge Appointed to Amotiv Board

David Coolidge BA, MBA, MSA was named a non-executive director of the Company, effective June 25.

David Coolidge
Other Posts
Cruickshank Elected CAWA’s Secretary to the Board of Directors

At the CAWA June Leadership & Educational Forum, Brian Cruickshank of Schwartz Advisors was elected the 2025 Secretary to the Board of Directors.

Northwood University Taps Inaugural Professor of Automotive Strategy 

David Ovethal is Northwood’s first-ever Subaru of New England Professor of Automotive Strategy.

Tint World Strengthens Executive Team

Experienced industry executives J.R. Stocks and Kurt Hurley have joined the company.

Tint-World-Executives
AESC Appoints CEO for US and Europe

Knudt Flor will also serve as global head of quality, reporting to CEO Shoichi Matsumoto.

Knudt-Flor_AESC