VIVE Collision Announces Steve Kohut as New Vice President of Operations

Steve Kohut, VIVE Collision’s New Vice President of Operations


ALBANY, NY — 3/7/2024 — VIVE Collision, a pioneering leader in the collision repair industry, is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen Kohut to Vice President of Operations. Previously serving as the Regional Market Director for New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Kohut has been instrumental in driving substantial growth and operational excellence for the company since joining in 2022.

Under Kohut’s leadership, the New Jersey region saw remarkable expansion, growing from 2 to 10 locations. Furthermore, his strategic insights and efforts were pivotal in VIVE Collision’s expansion into the Pennsylvania region and in enhancing the company’s partnership with a leading vehicle manufacturer. His background includes an impressive career trajectory, having worked with leading automotive brands such as General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla, where he showcased his adeptness in operational leadership and his capability to drive significant growth.

“As we continue to advance and evolve, VIVE Collision remains committed to our core values of People, Process, and Passion. Steve embodies these principles through and through,” said Vartan Jerian, CEO and Co-Founder of VIVE Collision. “His proven track record of expanding operations and fostering growth, paired with his extensive industry experience and dedication to our team, makes him the ideal candidate to lead our operations team.”

In his new role, Kohut is set to focus on supporting the operations team while driving efficiency and cohesiveness across all regions. His vision for his new position aligns seamlessly with VIVE Collision’s commitment to continuous improvement and innovation within the collision repair industry.

Reflecting on his promotion, Kohut expressed enthusiasm for the road ahead, stating, “It is an honor to step into this new role and to continue contributing to VIVE Collision’s legacy of disrupting the collision industry. I look forward to working closely with our dedicated team to propel our operations to new heights and to achieve unprecedented success in all our markets.”

Since its inception, VIVE Collision has experienced rapid growth, creating vast opportunities for career advancement within the company. This promotion is a testament to VIVE Collision’s dedication to recognizing talent and fostering leadership within its ranks.

For additional information about VIVE Collision and Stephen Kohut’s new role as Vice President of Operations, please contact:

Nicole Carpenter
Marketing Manager
[email protected]

About VIVE Collision:

VIVE Collision is a multi-site collision repair operator providing collision repair services to customers across New York, New Jersey, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. VIVE Collision was formed with a vision to carve a new path forward for the industry built on three fundamental values its founders believe the collision repair industry has neglected for too long; they call them the 3 Ps: People, Process and Passion. “We are an organization deeply committed to our People. We are innovators of Process. We are practitioners of Passion. We are your modern family of collision repair experts.” For more information, please visit