Meet the Precision Auto Care Management Team.
Louis M. Brown
On May 18, 2006, Louis Brown’s role with Precision Auto Care, Inc. changed when he then assumed the role of Chairman of the Board. In August 2000, Brown was named President and CEO of PACI. Recognized as one of Washington’s most successful high-tech entrepreneurs, Brown also serves as President and CEO of IDEAS, Inc., which he founded in 1970 to develop, implement and support complex information and telecommunications systems. Over the past 45 years, IDEAS has founded and incubated numerous companies including MICROS Systems, Inc. (now part of Oracle Corp.), Autometric, Inc. (now part of Boeing Corporation), Strata Group, Inc., and FiberGate, Inc. Today, IDEAS and all of its present and former subsidiaries and affiliates employs over 7,000 employees and will have sales in excess of $2 billion. Brown earned a B.E.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in 1966.
President & CEO
Robert R. Falconi
Robert Falconi joined PACI in September, 2000, as Chief Financial Officer. In March 2002, he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In November 2004, he was named President/COO and in May, 2006, he was promoted to CEO of Precision Auto Care, Inc. Falconi, the former CFO of Intellisys Technology Corp. also served as CFO/Vice President of Finance & Administration for several other government contracting firms in the Washington, DC area. Falconi holds several professional designations and earned an MBA from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) in 1979, after earning his BBA from the University of Texas (Austin) in 1975.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark P. Francis
Mark Francis was promoted to Chief Financial Officer for Precision Auto Care, Inc. in May, 2006. Francis started with the company in 2004 as Controller. Former Manager of Treasury Operations at REHAU Incorporated and prior to that Controller for the Washington Redskins, his experience in accounting speaks for itself. A graduate of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, in 1995, Francis holds his Masters in Business Administration. His undergraduate degree was obtained from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Frederick F. Simmons
Simmons serves as PACI’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Before being named to his current position in March 2001, he was Assistant General Counsel of Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc. (which owned multiple restaurant brands, including Denny’s, El Pollo Loco, Hardee’s (franchisee), Coco’s, Carrows, and City Range). Simmons has also taught legal classes at the University of Maryland — University College, and George Washington University. He earned a BS in Economics at the University of Kansas (Lawrence) and his law degree at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), where he was an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review.
Senior Vice President, Operational Programs & Development
John T. Wiegand
With more than 19 years experience with the Precision Tune Auto Care system, Wiegand became Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations in August 2000. Wiegand joined We JAC Corp. as Director of Field Operations in 1996, prior to which he served as Director of Sales and Product Management for Precision Automotive Components (PAC), a manufacturing and distribution division of the company. Wiegand is a member of MAP, the Motorist Assurance Program, and earned a BBA in Management from Northeastern University (Boston).
Vice President, Training/Research & Development
Burrows, also known as the “Car Doctor”, has 20+ years with PACI and holds the position of Vice President of Training/Research and Development. With a number of automotive professional memberships and industry associations (MAP, ASE, MACS,TIA, SAE to name a few), Burrows also holds a U.S. patent for an Induction System Cleaning Process, as well as authorship of proprietary technical and marketing materials. Burrows’ educational background includes an interesting mix of music and things mechanical, as he earned a Masters in Music from the University of Miami, in addition to factory training with GM, Ford, Chrysler and Bosch.
Vice President, Business Development
Oppenheim joined the PTAC family as the Vice President of Business Development in September 2007 with over six years experience in the franchising industry. Previously, he held the position of senior Director of Business Development at Realogy Corporation, formerly a division of Cendant Corporation, the leader in residential real estate in Parsippany, NJ. Oppenheim is an expert in brand expansion and acquisitions. Having worked as an agent, broker and franchisor, he is familiar with different business models operated within the industry and is a member of the Institute of Residential Marketing.