Mr. Lube Canada, the country’s leading network of quick lube shops, has announced the appointment of two new executives. The company says the change will provide increased focus on growth in the preventative maintenance automotive market. Peter J. Fisher has been named vice-president of franchise development. Fisher is an expert in franchise law and a former police officer and was an undercover specialist for the country’s largest metropolitan police force. He has held various senior management positions in franchise sales and operations for several retailers in Canada over the last nineteen years. Wayne Vanderhorst is now vice-president of real estate development. A certified management accountant (CMA), Vanderhorst has had a fifteen year career in the national retail business in Canada. He is experienced in real estate, leasing as well as finance. “Mr Lube is undergoing a revitalization for growth in the in the Canadian franchising marketplace,” said John Ticknor, executive vice-president of Mr. Lube Canada Inc. “Both Peter Fisher and Wayne Vanderhorst bring the necessary skills and experience to implement our strategic plan for growth and move our changing business into 2010.” The Canadian-owned franchise operation is poised for expansion with a plan to open 10 new locations in the next year and more than 66 new stores over five years.