Steve Leal is the President & CEO of Fix Network World, the global automotive aftermarket network with over 2,000 points of service worldwide. He is recognized in the industry for his strategic business approach and extensive automotive experience.
He first joined Fix Network as a franchisee and owner of Fix Auto Cambridge (Ontario, Canada) in 2004. In 2013, he orchestrated a buyout to become the largest shareholder of Fix Auto Canada and purchased rights to the Fix Auto brand worldwide in 2014. One year later, he took majority control of both Fix Auto Canada and the global master franchisor, Mondofix Inc., bringing in Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, one of North America’s largest institutional investors, as a minority stakeholder.
Since 2016, he has acquired the Canadian rights to Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler & Brake, as well as the Canadian and global rights to NOVUS Glass and ProColor Collision. The addition of these industry brands to the Fix Network has resulted in creating one of the largest automotive aftermarket groups in the world which is transforming the aftermarket franchise business.
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The global pandemic has had a huge impact on customer-facing businesses like collision services, mechanical repair and windshield repair or replacement.