Person of the Year 2008

During the Mobile Tech Expo in Clearwater, Florida Kevin Halewood of Mobile Tech presented the Person of the Year Award. Delta Kits equipment user Brian Fenner of Safe Glass Technologies won the 2008 Windshield Repair Person of The Year Award.

Brian Fenner, who won the silver medal at the Walt Gorman Memorial Windshield Repair Olympics in November, has been very helpful and encouraging to windshield repair technicians around the world on the world’s largest and most popular windshield repair forum. “The award marks Brain as someone on the leading edge in the windshield repair industry” said Korey Gobin, Account Executive for Delta Kits. “Brian has really taken great pride in learning more by obtaining numerous certifications in the windshield repair industry.”

During a recent interview Fenner stated “It is very rewarding to know that others are actually benefiting from my knowledge and experience just the same as I have and continue to benefit from others. Helping each other by sharing is a great way to help ensure a professional industry image.” Fenner went on to say “The windshield repair industry, although 30 plus years young, is still in its infancy. As the industry evolves we as technicians, especially the independent repair only technician who have a pure interest in our industry future, need to be as proactive as we can to protect ourselves and this industry. We can make a difference if we are heard.”

About the Windshield Repair Competition

The Windshield Repair Competition (WRO), the “Olympics” of the automotive glass industry, organizes an international competition in order to recognize the best windshield repair technician and person of the year. Not only does this event bring the best in the business together, but it raises the industry standard for repair. Congratulations on your decision to be part of this international competition.

Before competing, all competitors must agree, comply and adhere with all rules and regulations throughout the competition. The decisions of the judges and organizers are both final and without appeal or contestation. Finally, the judges look for proper procedures, and it is up to each competitor to take each step properly.

Judging areas on the competition floor:

  • Professional Attire (Appropriate/In Good Repair)
  • Customer Greeting
  • Technician Comportment (Professionalism/Conduct)
  • Vehicle Preparation
  • Proper Use of products
  • Repair Technique
  • Quality and Appearance of Completed Repair
  • Post Repair Procedures
  • ROLAGS Proficiency
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