GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO — Grease Monkey International franchisee Ron Morrow has received the International Franchise Association’s Franchise of the Year Award.

Morrow opened his first Grease Monkey location in 1987 and now owns 17 Grease Monkey locations throughout Colorado. He has also been president of the franchise’s Advisory Council since 2005.

“Ron’s leadership in his role as IFAC chair makes Grease Monkey a better franchise system,” Ralph Yarusso, Grease Monkey International Senior Vice President, Operations & Business Development, said in a press release. “He is a strong diplomat for all Grease Monkey franchisees and represents his constituents with a tireless effort. Ron is a class act and truly deserving of this prestigious honor.”

The Franchise of the year award is a major component of the IFA’s Public Affairs Conference.  The IFA also discuss their advocacy efforts and public policy during the two-day event.