Volume 9, Issue 3 - June/July 2007
“We have implemented some changes to our field operations management structure that will position us well for the integration of the new company,” Wilson says. “The new appointment of these individuals helps us round out our field management team and positions us well as a company as we move into our busy season.”
The field leadership will report to Garth Beck, vice president of field operations, who held the same position for Safelite previously. Belron US’s 14 division managers will report to Beck, including three new division managers, as follows: Brenton Carr, former group warehouse manager for Safelite, Midwest division manager; Mike Jalbert, vice president for Elite Auto Glass, Arizona division manager; and Dave Leach, former vice president for Elite Auto Glass, the Colorado division manager.
New VP at Mitchell International
The honorees were:
The President’s Award was presented to Gene and Janet Porter of the Glass Doctor of Clovis franchise in New Mexico.
Phuc and Hannah Phu of the Glass Doctor of the Daly City franchise in California and Fred and Elizabeth Garcia of the Glass Doctor of Santa Fe franchise in New Mexico received awards as rookies of the year, and Leo Lemus of the Glass Doctor of Los Angeles franchise in California was named technician of the year.
Eric Asbery Promoted to President at Equalizer
As president, Eric Asbery says he has a number of plans for the company.
“We’re going to be improving our customer service a bit—not that we were bad at it, but we’ll be improving that [and] expanding our web presence,” he says. “We have a program called the Equalizer store program, where we put point-of-sale displays inside glass warehouses. We currently have 237 of those around the United States, and we’re going to be doubling that number.”
Ray Asbery says this is a promotion that has been in the works for a while. “[Eric has] been working toward the position ever since he came to work with us,” he says. “We’ve been working intensely toward [the promotion] for the last three years.” Ray says he will still be involved with Equalizer in his capacity as CEO, but is taking a step back from the day-to-day operations, while Eric will be focused on the aforementioned expansion.
“This gives me a lot more freedom to work on new products, new product lines and the expansion of the company,” Ray says.