Rick Altizer was named president of Jiffy Lube International, taking over for Luis Scoffone on Aug. 1. Scoffone left the company to become vice president, biofuels in future fuels and CO2, for Shell. Jiffy Lube is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Co.
Altizer, who also serves as general manager of the lube giant’s global operations, will report directly to David Pirret, executive vice president for Shell Lubricants. Since joining Jiffy Lube in August 2007, Altizer has played a crucial role in driving growth strategy, the company said. He is focused on enhancing Jiffy Lube’s operations infrastructure, allocating additional resources to work closely with franchisees to help them grow their businesses.
As president, Altizer will lead an executive leadership team and try to build on the Jiffy Lube brand. He will oversee more than 2,100 Jiffy Lube locations. As a way to demonstrate continuity and strengthen alliances between operations and other business units, Jiffy Lube indicated that Altizer will maintain many of his current responsibilities, in addition to those required as president.
Altizer has more than 20 years of operations and financial management experience. Prior to joining Jiffy Lube, he was vice president of operations and training at Midas International. In addition, he spent 14 years with McDonald’s Corp. in a variety of roles, including vice president and general manager in the company’s Heartland Region, based in Kansas City, Mo. Altizer was responsible for 500 locations and managed a 70-person corporate staff.
Established in 1979, Jiffy Lube serves approximately 27.5 million customers each year.