Volume 10, Issue 6 - November/December 2008
C O M I N G S A N D G O I N G S
The changes come with the completion of the sale of the business to Kohlberg & Co., effective October 1.
“Our first order of business will be to capitalize upon the synergies and market opportunities that are available to us as a broad-based, independent organization,” says Wiggins.
“We want to expand upon the leadership position these businesses hold in the automotive glass and services industry,” adds Wiggins. “As with other Kohlberg business acquisitions, our approach will be aggressive, yet smart. We purchased this business from PPG because of its leading position in the markets it serves and we believe in its continued success. To ensure that future, we’re willing to invest in the right areas of the business to accomplish that objective.”
Olsen also will participate in direct marketing activities for both new and existing customers, and will carry out the development and implementation of new training programs for all SRP products.
New Sales Manager
Prior to joining GlasWeld, Sayers was a regional customer service manager for Integra Telecom and had worked in the telecommunications industry for 15 years.
NOVUS Appoints New Operations Leader NOVUS® Glass has appointed Jeff Robinson to the newly created position of director of franchise operations. Robinson will be responsible for franchisee business development, contract enforcement, compliance and supervision of the training and preferred provider programs and be responsible for the day-to-day management and direction of NOVUS franchise operations for the United States. Robinson also will continue to manage NOVUS’s Western region.
Paul Schulte, previously vice president of franchising, will continue his role as vice president of sales for Shat-RProof Corp., and will now focus full-time on SRP’s North American sales efforts. He will continue to work in Seattle.
Belron US Adds Two
Browning comes to Belron US from the Waterfront Group in Charlotte, N.C., where she worked as a human resources manager. She previously worked for Fairwinds Credit Union as a corporate recruiter.
In addition, John Grimaldi has joined Safelite as general manager for the Tucson, Ariz., market, where he will be responsible for leading a team of 50 employees in five locations.
Grimaldi will be responsible for Safelite locations in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Nogales, Ariz.
K U D O S
A local single mother was the victim of a rash of vandalism in the town, and came to the company seeking a backlite replacement on her Ford Taurus. But she didn’t have glass coverage, and the price of having it replaced was more than she could pay.
“This was the time to help someone out,” says Johnson. “You could tell just by talking with her the spirit that she has. She’s just really a highly spirited person, and she said these were just bumps in the road.”
Johnson said the woman’s two-yearold son, who has some heart problems and needs frequent medical attention, also struck him.
“She has some tough odds against
her,” he says, “and it was just time to
help her out.”