Auto Glass Week™ Names Faculty for Its First-Ever ADAS Summit

The first-ever Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Summit will take place 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4. The faculty is hand selected from top experts in the field. The ADAS Summit will detail all the aspects auto glass shop owners will need to know about and help you evaluate how to handle repairs and replacements with ADAS systems in the future.

Here is the expert instructor line-up:

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Navigating the Future of ADAS in Automotive Glass Repair and Replacement

Instructor: Gary Hart, executive director of the Independent Glass Association.

Gary Hart

As the executive director of the IGA, Gary Hart is honored to play an important role in shaping the future of the AGRR industry. His strategies for creating success have come from directly working with those who serve their respective roles in the industry. Through his work, Hart has learned to value the opinion of everyone who is a stakeholder, in any given process, in order to provide the right solutions they seek. He has used this leadership distinction to help optimize and grow AGRR businesses to new positive and profitable levels.

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Effects of ADAS on the Ability to Repair and Replace Glass

Sean O’Malley

Instructor: Sean O’Malley, senior test coordinator of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 

Sean O’Malley began working at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 2007, initially performing damageability research and low-speed crash tests. He later became involved in all aspects of crashworthiness evaluations. He went on to head the trailer underride test program, which has succeeded in encouraging trailer manufacturers to voluntarily improve the strength of their rear underride guards.

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

ADAS Technology Update

Instructor: Joanne Feibel, senior marketing manager, Opti-Aim program manager for Pilkington North America/NSG.

Joanne Feibel is the senior marketing manager and Opti-Aim program manager for Pilkington North America/NSG. In her current role, Feibel is responsible for the development of and commercial roll-out of the Opti-Aim Calibration Solution. She has been with Pilkington NA since 1999 and has held various positions in her tenure with Pilkington including e-business manager, area sales management, as well as pricing and accessory program manager. She has conducted several continuing education classes for Pilkington and has also completed the glass performance technology curriculum within the organization. Feibel holds a bachelor of science from Purdue University and an MBA in marketing from the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Finding ADAS Information

Instructors: Jason Bartanen, director of industry technical relations at I-CAR, and Bob Beranek, chair of the AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee. 

Jason Bartanen

Jason Bartanen is the director of industry technical relations for I-CAR, at its I-CAR Tech Center in Appleton, Wis. Bartanen leads I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Initiative and leads the organization’s technical relationships with vehicle, tool, equipment, product and material manufacturers. He has oversight of the I-CAR RTS Portal—a website designed to communicate collision repair information that contributes to complete, safe and quality repairs. Bartanen is responsible for oversight of all I-CAR technical content, including courses, videos, and other I-CAR technical publications. His team is also responsible for the oversight of specialty training development and delivery for inter-industry partners and the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance. Prior to assuming his current role, Bartanen was responsible for oversight of all I-CAR curriculum and product development.

Bob Beranek

Bob Beranek is the president and founder of Automotive Glass Consultants Inc. and Auto Glass University. Beranek is also the co-author of The Complete Guide to Auto Glass Installation – A Textbook. He started in the automotive glass industry as a technician in 1973 and was one of the first technicians in the country to obtain the level of master auto glass technician. During his career as a consultant and trainer, he has developed and conducted training programs for some of the biggest names in the automotive and glass industries. He is a proud member of the Auto Glass Safety Council™, its board of directors and AGRSS Standards Committee™. Beranek also writes a blog, “Technically Speaking,” for™ and is the editor of the Auto Glass Journal™. He also serves as the chair of AGSC’s AGRRS Standards Committee.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

How You Can Drive Profit from ADAS

Instructors: Paul Heinauer, president of Glasspro, and Doug Clarke, owner and operator of the Pit Stop Automotive Center, which is assisting with the development of Glasspro’s calibration business. 

Paul Heinauer

Paul Heinauer was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1956. He married his high school sweetheart, Paula, and the Heinauers have two children, Adam and Lauren.

Heinauer got started in the glass industry in 1979 as a management trainee with PPG Industries. After his initial training, he was assigned to Charlotte, N.C., selling flat glass and auto glass. In 1985 Heinauer was promoted to branch manager.

In 1986, Heinauer left PPG to help launch Coastal Glass Distributors in Charleston, S.C. The company became a major wholesaler of primarily plate glass, mirrors and auto glass, as well as the manufacturing of insulated glass. On February 1, 1995, he created Glasspro, Inc. To concentrate his efforts on establishing and growing Glasspro, Heinauer then sold the wholesale glass segment of the business to Jack Hoey, his long-time best friend from high school.

Glasspro’s flagship location was in North Charleston, S.C. Over the years since its founding, Glasspro has strategically opened new auto glass replacement and repair facilities in areas that customers had requested, as well as markets that were underserved. Today, Glasspro owns and operates 11 auto glass centers in the Low Country, including North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek (which also includes a car wash facility), Georgetown, Walterboro, Bluffton, Myrtle Beach and Florence.

Doug Clark

Doug Clarke began his career as an auto glass installer 26 years ago and has spent the last 13 years in auto glass, auto repair and diagnostics. He was a master certified auto glass installer in the late 1990s through the 2000s and participated on the National Certification Committee in the early 2000s. Clarke taught the National Glass Association’s certification course in the mid-2000s at Trident Technical College and completed one of the earliest Ford/Carlite training programs in Michigan. He has worked for, or been closely associated with, Glasspro for 23 years in various capacities. Currently he owns and operates The Pit Stop Automotive Center and is working closely with Glasspro’s auto glass operations.

12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.

Legal Q and A

Instructor: William Ives, general counsel for the Auto Glass Safety Council™. 

William Ives

William Ives is legal counsel to the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC). Ives was reared in rural Illinois and is a graduate of Knox College and the Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Chicago specializing in antitrust and trade association matters. He was a U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps Officer in Germany. He has held a variety of government positions and served as an officer and director of various non-profit and civic organizations. He and his wife, Virginia, live in Chapel Hill, N.C., where he continues to practice law.

Auto Glass Week will be held October 4-6 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Educational seminars are tentative and subject to change. To view full descriptions and further details, please click here.

This is your opportunity to hear from the best in the industry. Register today to take part in the full educational offerings. Pre-registration ends September 18.

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