Charles J. Bonfiglio is a results-oriented professional with a successful background in business management and real estate development. He is an expert at leading automotive companies to high profits with extreme customer satisfaction through unparalleled team building leadership that reflects creativity with broad-based experience and a winning attitude. As a strategically driven, entrepreneurially minded visionary, Bonfiglio continuously seeks to develop new business by leveraging integrated opportunities through innovation and adding new channels of revenue streams to maximize profitability while focusing on core business improvement.
With over 25 years of developing and leading many successful business operations, Charles J. Bonfiglio is a business executive with broad experience in all aspects of business and real estate development. He has expert direct experience with the automotive parts and service industry, the franchise industry, ecommerce industry, web and software development, patents, trademarks, marketing and advertising, real estate development and financial management.
Starting in August 2006, Bonfiglio became the founder, Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Stockholder of I Car Care, LLC (doing business as Auto Parts Network) of Weston, FL. Auto Parts Network is the leading provider of software products and services featuring AAIA-compliant browser-based catalog management systems and a full-line distribution network of companies dedicated to serving retail consumers and car care professionals.
Bonfiglio directly oversees all business functions within the company, including the CTO, COO, and VP of Marketing, Catalog Manager, SEO Manager, SEM Manager, Web Content Manager, Online Promotions and Marketing Team. He also administers the companys annual budget, marketing plan, and manages all aspects of the companys product catalog and pricing. Finally, Bonfiglio also develops and maintains the companys business relationships with manufactures, distributors and vendors.
Since September 2006 Bonfiglio also serves as Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Stockholder of Tint World, LLC, a privately owned franchise chain of independent retail auto appearance service centers and Film Company, a commercial window tinting business. Tint World is the industry leading window tinting and automotive accessory specialty centers and residential and commercial flat glass window tinting centers. As the lead executive of Tint World, Bonfiglio is responsible for all functions related to the direction, development, leadership and operation of the company as well as for growing the family of franchise dealers while adhering to the companys growth budget.
Bonfiglio oversees all sales and marketing functions within the company, including active management of nine employees. Bonfiglio has consistently achieved annual growth rate companywide of more than 10% while maintaining or growing profit margins. He directs all aspects of planning and execution of performance and manages all aspects of planning, designing and executing the companys annual product catalog. Finally, Bonfiglio administers the companys annual marketing plan that includes creative art and advertisements in assorted direct mail pieces and internet marketing services. Tint World is the Industry leading window tinting and automotive accessory specialty center franchise that started back in 1982.
In January and September of 1997, Bonfiglio became and continues to be Chief Executive Officer, President and owner of Sawgrass Auto Inc., in Sunrise, Fla. and Weston Auto Inc., in Weston, Fla. Both are two of the largest franchised locations of the Meineke Car Care Centers. As the lead executive of these companies, Bonfiglio is responsible for daily operations of business, developing budgets and sales forecasts, bookkeeping, customer relations, employee development, troubleshooting, inventory control, purchasing, maintaining customer database, sales and marketing and all functions related to the development, leadership and operation of the companies. These Meineke centers are the World's Largest Meineke Car Care Centers and have been awarded the Platinum Customer Service Award Winner the last 8 Consecutive Years.
Bonfiglio has founded numerous companies in his career and has been a seed investor in several start-up entities. He has also acquired and managed several large scale real estate development projects in New York and south Florida. He also served as a business and franchise developer for the privately held Meineke Car Care Centers from June 1983 to October 2005.
As the sole owner and lead executive and developer for these numerous start-ups, Bonfiglio was responsible for targeting suitable locations; negotiating leases or property purchase and development; designing layouts, functionality and appearance of facilities; obtaining city, county, state licenses and permits; coordinating leasehold, building and property improvements; purchasing installed equipment, signage, inventory and supplies; interviewing staff and building power-player teams of employees; planning, administering, advertising and marketing; social community network and chamber of commerce involvement; and introducing innovative products and services for the following companies: Meineke Car Care Center, Lauderhill (1995 to 2002); Firestone Tire & Auto Center, Fort Lauderdale (1991 to 1996); Total Auto Concepts, Fort Lauderdale (1989 to 1995); Meineke Car Care Center, Pompano Beach (1986 to 1994); Meineke Car Care Center, Fort Lauderdale (1985 to 1996); Meineke Center, Hallandale, (1985 to 1986); and G Force Apparel Designer Wear, Brooklyn, NY (1982 to 1985). All these companies were among the top businesses in the markets they served and all were sold for a profit.