Volume 8, Issue 2        March/April 2006


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Chuck Lloyd Joins IGA as Co-Counsel 

Independent Glass Association (IGA) executive director Marc Anderson has announced that attorney Chuck Lloyd with Livgard and Rabuse has become co-counsel for the IGA.

Lloyd, a general litigation attorney, has been involved with the auto glass industry for more than 10 years, giving presentations at auto glass industry conferences many times over and representing auto glass companies in cases involving insurance reimbursement and pricing issues, steering, deceptive trade practices, defamation, disparagement and other unlawful interference with business relationships.

He joins current counsel Tom Goodman. For more information on IGA’s current legal strategy, see page 32.

Auto Glass Specialists Announces New Service Center Manager

Jeff Ritchie was recently named as the manager to the Fond du Lac and Sheboygan service centers for Auto Glass Specialists. He has 27 years of experience in the auto glass repair and replacement field. Prior to this move, Ritchie had been working with Performance Achievement Group, a division of Auto Glass Specialists, where his main responsibility was to train auto glass technicians throughout the industry. 


Larry Farino Rejoins Auto Glass Specialists 

Larry Farino returns to Auto Glass Specialists (AGS) as the account executive to the Madison and Baraboo service areas. Farino was initially hired at Auto Glass Specialists in the 1980s as a sales representative in Madison and the surrounding areas. He has accumulated 19 years of experience with Auto Glass Specialists, during which time Farino was instrumental in the opening of the Baraboo service center.

Fernandez, Maldonado and Stewart join ADCO Products

ADCO Products Inc., a designer and manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, has announced the addition of Alejandro Fernandez and Julio Maldonado to the company. Fernandez has been appointed as the Texas region account manager for its Auto Replacement Glass group and Maldonado will serve as the Florida region account manager for its Auto Replacement Glass group. Greg Stewart has been named as the company’s Western region account manager in the assembly, construction and distribution group.

Fernandez brings international sales and distribution management experience from positions in Nicaragua, Argentina and the United States. He also has a BBA and an MBA from the University of Houston, and a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management.

Maldonado brings international sales and distribution management experience, having held numerous positions with multi-national corporations. He also has a BBA from Florida International University in Miami, Fla.

Stewart has sales and distribution management experience in a variety of automotive and industrial markets, and a BS in Business Administration from Chapman University in Orange, Calif.


Robert “Bob” Cerrito 

Bob Cerrito, owner of Cerrito Auto Glass in Providence, R.I., died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 11, 2006, of a heart attack. He was 61.
Two daughters and his long-time partner, Kitty Flynn, survive Cerrito. 

“Bob was one of the co-organizers of GlassLat, which was designed to help American companies export products into Central America. His glass distribution business serviced the Rhode Island area for about three decades,” said his friend John Stigliano. “He was a man of great intellect and will be missed dearly by hundreds.”


AEGIS’ Bey Ties the Knot

Thomas Bey, marketing coordinator with AEGIS Tools International, married his fiancé Lynsey Lanz after the close of the Independent Glass Association’s Spring Glass trade show Friday, March 3. The decision to marry, Bey said, was a spontaneous one.

“I didn’t know we were going to get married, so it wasn’t a matter of keeping a straight face during the show or anything,” Bey told AGRR magazine. “It was a spontaneous decision. The next day at the airport, I couldn’t help but tell Henri [Goudsmit, division manager of AEGIS].”

The couple was married at a Las Vegas wedding chapel.

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