Nashville to Host Biannual Best of Belron Competition


COLUMBUS, Ohio. – The top Safelite AutoGlass® vehicle glass repair and replacement technicians from across the nation will take center stage at the national Best of Belron® competition at Gaylord Opryland Event Center in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 31. The biannual event challenges 12 regional finalists to demonstrate their vehicle glass repair and replacement technical and customer service skills in an effort to be named best in the nation and earn a spot at the global competition.

The winner will take home a $25,000 prize and a chance to represent Safelite AutoGlass in the international Best of Belron competition, a biannual contest of champions from each of its 34 countries, hosted by the Safelite Group parent company, Belron S.A..

What: Safelite Best of Belron National Competition is a high-energy, biannual event to recognize the top-performing technicians working at Safelite AutoGlass, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services.

Media can catch the competitors in action, see the latest tools and technology in windshield repair and replacement, and talk to company leaders about customer experience strategies.

Please see the competition schedule below. If you’d like one-on-one interviews with finalists or to attend the event, please contact Rebecca Schwan.

Wednesday, Jan. 31
8 AM Competitor Workstation Event
10 AM Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM Back Glass Event
2 PM Mystery Event
3:45 PM Repair Event

Thursday, Feb. 1
8:30 AM Competitor Workstation Event
10 AM Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM Body Glass Event
1:45 PM Final Event Kick-off and Competitor Introductions
2:00 PM Windshield Replacement Event

Gaylord Opryland Event Center
2800 Opryland Dr.
Nashville, TN 37214

Why: Auto glass repair is the most frequent type of insurance claim for consumers, as the windshield is a key component of a vehicle’s structural integrity and keeps passengers safe while driving. Today’s vehicle technologies make the repair and replacement of vehicle glass a challenging business; it takes expertise and technical skill to complete a high-quality job and meet customer expectations for quality service.

At Safelite AutoGlass, we take this responsibility seriously. The competition is an exciting way to motivate technicians to be the best they can be and recognize them for their efforts.

Who: The technicians earning a spot in the 2018 Safelite Best of Belron competition are:
1. Rick Beasley – Milwaukee, WI
2. Oscar Corchado – Sacramento, CA
3. Curtis Hopper – Boise, ID
4. Brandon Johnson – Charlotte, NC
5. Gennadiy Kasianov – Orlando, FL
6. Doug Kerner – Pittsburgh, PA
7. Drew Laizer – New Orleans, LA
8. Tim Osterhout – Buffalo, NY
9. Dylan Parkhurst – Denver, CO
10. Spencer Rohde – Long Island, NY
11. Joshua Wimsatt – Louisville, KY
12. Jeremy Woolever – Wichita, KS

About: With more than 7,800 MobileGlassShops™ and stores in all 50 states, Safelite AutoGlass is the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services. Last year, six million customers chose Safelite AutoGlass for its 24/7 national contact centers, advanced online scheduling, superior repair and replacement systems, and the industry’s only nationwide lifetime guarantee. Safelite AutoGlass is a member of the Safelite Group family of brands, which together make a difference in the lives of 10 million customers annually. This leading service organization, founded in 1947, is reaching record growth, thanks to its People Powered, Customer Driven strategy. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 14,000 people across the United States.

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