Volume 12, Issue 3 - May/June 2010

industry insiders
people in the news

Auto Windscreens Appoints Singleton CFO
United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens has appointed Kieron Singleton to the position of chief financial officer (CFO). As CFO, Singleton will head up the company’s finance functions. He will report directly to Auto Windscreens’ managing director, Peter Fox. Singleton joined Auto Windscreens as interim commercial manager in June 2009.

Pilkington Parent Company Names Former DuPont Exec President
The Board of the NSG Group, which owns Pilkington North America, has appointed former DuPont executive Craig Naylor as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO). He succeeds Katsuji Fujimoto, who will now serve as chairperson of NSG Group; Fujimoto takes the place of Yozo Izuhara, who is scheduled to retire on June 29. Naylor became “CEO designate” on May 1 and at press time was scheduled to take on the role of president and CEO on June 29.

Naylor completed a 36-year international career with DuPont in 2006, as group vice president for DuPont Electronic and Communication Technologies, and was a non-executive director of Delphi Corp. from 2005 to 2009.

The proposed changes were subject to shareholder agreement and, at press time, were scheduled to be finalized after the company’s shareholder meeting on June 29, according to a statement from the company. The changes and appointments were to take effect immediately following such approval on that date.

ABRA Names Rouse President and CFO
ABRA Auto Body & Glass has appointed Duane Rouse to the position of president and chief financial officer. He previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Rouse joined ABRA in 1996 as vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer. In 1998 he was promoted to executive vice president, chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. Rouse is a certified public accountant with a degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. He was employed by Price Waterhouse and held senior management positions in several companies prior to joining ABRA.

CodeBlue™ Hires New Chief Operating Officer
CodeBlue has hired Gary Bonneau as its new chief operating officer. In this role, Bonneau will oversee the company’s new office located in Springfield, Ohio.

Bonneau comes to CodeBlue from Ameriprise Auto and Home Insurance, where he has spent the past five years, most recently serving as director of claims operations.

Glass Doctor Creates New Positions; Adds Second VP
Glass Doctor has made several management changes. Dan Mock has been appointed to the new position of vice president of franchise relations and training. The company has hired Mark Liston to become vice president of operations, and Todd Overpeck has been promoted to the new position of e-commerce and public relations manager.

In Mock’s new role, he will work to grow Glass Doctor University, which trains new and existing Glass Doctor franchise owners, their glass service technicians and personnel, and other glass industry professionals. (The company recently announced it would open Glass Doctor University to the entire industry. See related story on page 16.) Mock also will support franchise owners by conducting regional meetings and training sessions, as well as developing new customer service initiatives.

Mock has more than 35 years of experience in the glass industry, including the last eight years with Glass Doctor, where he has served as vice president of operations as well as franchise consultant. Mock also serves on the boards of the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA).

Liston joins the Glass Doctor management team from Clockwork Home Services, where he was vice president of sales and marketing. With more than 30 years of franchising management experience, Liston also worked for Valpak, where he was director of new franchise development.

Overpeck has more than 18 years of experience in public relations, marketing and strategic planning, including the last three years with Glass Doctor as communications specialist. In the position of e-commerce and public relations manager, Overpeck will coordinate online marketing, website management and social media initiatives, as well as support individual franchise marketing plans.

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