AGSC News May/June 2019

Council News

AGSC Holds Spring Committee Meetings

The spring meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) were held in March in Tampa, Fla. The meetings were the first in which the members of the former National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) were incorporated into the AGSC.

Newly elected to the expanded AGSC board of directors was Linda Rollinson of Superior Auto Glass in Tampa.

“We are so pleased to have both repair and replacement in one tent and focused on safety,” said Troy Mason of Technaglass.

The three days of meetings began with a discussion around priorities for the windshield repair community. Integration of the NWRA standards into AGSC was discussed. It was followed by an intensive six-hour strategic planning session that developed priorities for the organization for the next two to five years.

“The level of passion for AGSC, as well as the great ideas brought to this session, will mean a very active and results-oriented future,” said Jean Pero, AGSC vice president.

The board also voted to develop two new certification programs: one for customer service representatives and another for calibration providers.

The AGSC Credentialing and Marketing committees also met and a new committee, the Member Benefits Committee, was formed. It will be chaired by Aric Haarala of Glass Mechanix Solutions. Haarala is charged with taking a fresh look at what members want and need. To-ward that end, a member needs assessment study is conducted.

The AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee also met and focused on the integration of calibration procedures into the AGRSS Standard.

“It’s a work in progress,” said AGSC AGRSS Standards Committee chair Bob Beranek. “Some of our members perform their own calibrations, others send them out; we want the Standard to account for each method.”

The spring meeting concluded with an ADAS Committee meeting, which continued the discussion as well as talking about other ways to serve members and the new ADAS certification program that will be coming.

The committees will meet during Auto Glass Week™, on September 3.

Event News

AGSC to Offer Certification Training and Insurers’ CEU Forum

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is bringing its certification course and Insurers’ CEU Forum to San Diego in December. The events will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in conjunction with Glass Expo West™.

The AGSC will hold an Insurers’ CEU Forum on Wednesday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Joel Timmons of Profitable Glass Solutions will lead the course, which will provide insurance company representatives with three continuing education (CE) credit hours. The forum is free for insurance company representatives and agents to attend, along with representatives of AGSC Registered Member companies.

The AGSC training and certification course will be held on December 4 as well, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The exam will be given from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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