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July 31, 2009
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National Glass Association

GlassPro Manager and Technician Jeff Olive has been named chairman of the National Glass Association’s Auto Glass Certification Committee, McLean, Va. Olive has served for many years as a member of the committee, and replaces former Chairman Brian Clayton of Cindy Rowe Auto Glass, Harrisburg, Pa.

“I am extremely honored to be asked to lead the Auto Glass Certification Committee because I understand the value of training and continuous improvement,” Olive said in a release. “The work we are doing on certification will ultimately lead to a higher quality of service that will benefit the industry overall.”

Based in South Carolina, Olive has more than 26 years of experience in the auto glass replacement and repair industry. He is NGA Master Certified and is the 2006 and 2008 American Master Auto Glass Champion and the 2008 International Master Fitter Champion.

 

Belron

Betsy Blake, director of purchasing for North America for Safelite AutoGlass, Columbus, Ohio, and its UK-based parent company Belron, has been named the 2009 Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year for the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus. The award follows Blake’s success with the 21st Annual Red Cross Golf Classic held in 2008. Blake’s team raised $275,000 at that event.

Blake joined Safelite AutoGlass in 1990 and is currently responsible for managing vehicle replacement glass and other direct-spend suppliers for the United States and Canada.