Caliber recently announced that its current chief talent officer, David Goldstein, has been appointed to chief operations officer. Goldstein will move into his new position on January 1, 2021 in conjunction with the recently announced transitions of Steve Grimshaw from CEO to full-time executive chairman and Mark Sanders to president and CEO, according to the company.
“As Caliber’s chief talent officer, Dave has been committed to ensuring that all of our 21,500+ teammates are inspired to reach their full potential,” said Sanders. “He has focused on every element of Caliber’s culture and teammate success, including training, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and talent development. We’re excited to see his ongoing positive impact on our organization as COO as we continue to grow and expand market share.”
Goldstein began his career as a technician in the collision repair industry in 1988 and worked in a variety of roles. He relocated to Dallas, Texas in 1994 to a facility that was then acquired by Caliber in 1997. Goldstein has worked in all phases of the collision repair business including paint, bodywork, structural repair, parts management, and production, according to the company.
After several years as a regional leader in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, Goldstein moved to California and oversaw the expansion in the state from 36 locations to over 175. He focused on building and developing a leadership team that would support and drive Caliber’s growth plans. Goldstein served as SVP of operations in California prior to being selected as the company’s chief talent officer.
“Dave’s extensive background in operations, coupled with his current role as CTO, has allowed him to develop a unique set of skills that will help him guide our operations team while ensuring that Caliber becomes the most trusted automotive provider of choice in every community we serve,” said Grimshaw.