Volume 14, Issue 4 - July/August 2012

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Belron Names New Global Sales Manager

Belron has named Peter Pearson the company’s new global sales manager. He will be responsible for relationships with insurance and fleet companies in the 34 countries in which Belron operates, mainly Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, China and the U.S.

Previously Pearson served as the senior vice president of client sales and support for Safelite Solutions in Columbus, Ohio.

Pearson will be based in London, but will be working internationally.

In addition, Safelite Solutions has named Jerry Beigel as the company’s senior vice president, leading the strategic and national account sales teams, the national contact center operations and the claims management services organization.

Before joining Safelite, Beigel served as the president and corporate officer at Standard Register where he oversaw commercial business and international markets. He also spent time at Pharma Business, Sun Microsystems and Xerox Corp.

Binswanger Names Director of Purchasing
Charles Witherington has been named Binswanger Glass’ new director of purchasing. He will be in charge of purchasing and procurement for the company. He worked for Vitro America for 30 years and most recently served as the vice president and general manager there.

“We are very pleased that someone of Charles’ talent and experience has joined our team,” says David Draper, chief operating officer of Binswanger Glass. “Charles has superior knowledge of our product needs and we are confident that his addition will

Techna Glass Owner Becomes AGSC Board Member
The board of directors of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (formerly the AGRSS® Council Inc.) has a new member. Troy Mason, owner of Techna Glass Inc., an AGRSS-registered company based in Sandy, Utah, with multiple locations across the Southwest, recently was elected to a three-year term.

“I’m really excited to be a part of the board and to contribute to its mission,” says Mason. “I look forward to serving the industry and helping to grow the awareness of the importance of proper windshield installations throughout the world. Being an AGSC-certified company has been a life-changing event for our company. We changed a good number of our policies and procedures in order to comply.”

Mason founded Techna Glass in 1991, just a year after he entered the industry as an installer for another company. Today, the company has 48 locations in Utah, Nevada and New Mexico.be a major positive for our branches and customers.”

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