HOUSTON – May 12, 2015 – Jiffy Lube International recently named M.C.,LLC "Franchisee of the Year"for the organization’s leadership and dedication to the Jiffy Lube brand. The esteemed"Franchisee of the Year" award is presented annually to the franchisee who best exemplifies the values and attributes that are core to the Jiffy Lube brand,including commitment to their customers through the development and growth of their employees, appearance of both the interior and exterior of their service centers, and demonstrated operational excellence.
"M.C.,LLC not only delivers an exceptional customer experience, they have also taken on leadership roles by dedicating resources toward piloting new programs, products and services on behalf of the Jiffy Lube system of more than 2,000 service centers,” said Steve Ledbetter, president of Jiffy Lube International.
M.C., LLC was instrumental in working with ride share partners to develop a program that was implemented nationwide. A Jiffy Lube franchisee for several decades, M.C., LLC owns and operates service centers in several markets including San Francisco, Boston, Providence, Portland and LosAngeles. The entity is a proven leader within the Jiffy Lube network,continuously investing in industry innovation while upholding the highest standards among its service centers across the country.
“We are proud to represent the brand and while we currently have 95 Jiffy Lube service centers, we are continuing to grow our footprint,” said Marc Fanticola, president of M.C.,LLC. “The entire M.C.,LLC team consistently strives to provide the best possible service to our customers every day, every visit and we look forward to continuing to serve those drivers who depend on us to keep their vehicles on the road.“
About Jiffy Lube
Jiffy Lube International, Inc. (“Jiffy Lube”),with more than 2,000 franchised service centers in North America, serves approximately20 million customers each year. Jiffy Lube pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 by establishing the first drive-through service bay, providing customers with fast, professional service for their vehicles. Headquartered inHouston, Jiffy Lube is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell OilCompany. Visit www.JiffyLube.com to learn more about JiffyLube and vehicle care.
About Shell Oil Company
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal DutchShell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with 90,000employees in more than 80 countries. We deliver a diverse range of energy solutions and petrochemicals to customers worldwide. These include transporting and trading oil and gas, marketing natural gas, producing and selling fuel for ships and planes, generating electricity and providing energy efficiency advice. We also produce and sell petrochemical building blocks to industrial customers globally, and we are investing in making renewable and lower-carbon energy sources competitive for large-scale use. In the U.S., we operate in 50 states and employ more than20,000 people delivering energy in a responsible manner. For more information,visit www.shell.us.
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