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Aamco Franchise Opporutnity Meets with Franchise Interviews

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AAMCO is the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and one of the leaders in total car care services. The AAMCO brand has approximately 900 automotive centers throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Established in 1962, AAMCO is proud to have served more than 35 million drivers. Today, under the leadership of CEO and President Marc Graham, American Driveline Systems Inc., the parent company of AAMCO and Cottman Transmissions Systems, LLC, AAMCO has laid out a comprehensive strategy focused on strengthening current franchisee profitability and complemented by a growth plan through the next five years, which includes strengthening its brand footprint in existing markets and venturing into untapped territories through franchise development. We are meeting with Tony Padulo. Prior to joining ARCO, Padulo spent 22 years working with Dunkin' Brands, Inc., parent of Dunkin' Donuts, and Baskin-Robbins. For nearly a decade, Padulo served as Vice President of New Business Development, International, where he responsible for launching the brands in over 30 new countries. He spent his final three years at the company as Vice President of New Business Development and Franchise Services, guiding franchising activities for the brands as well as overseeing development of non-traditional units inside chains. Padulo was also Senior VP of Franchise Development for Papa Gino's Inc, holding company for both Papa Gino's Pizzas, and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, and most recently worked with RE/MAX of New England, where he developed the industry's first nontraditional development program with third party retailers.