Standards Committee Meets in Las Vegas
The Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) Councils
standards committee met today at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
The group gained 15 new members, Sherri Stallings of Binswanger
Glass, who had served as an alternate, became aa member ofeplaces
Steve Pierick, Steve Coyle, who joined as an individual member,
Joel Timmons of Profitable Glass Solutions, Brian Yarborough, a
representative of the Independent Glass Association, Charles Turiello,
who replaces Diamond Triumphs Norm Harris, Gene Nichols of
Guardian Industries, Mike Schmaltz of the Minnesota Glass Association,
Dave Zoldowski of Auto One in Brighton, Mich., Jim Coleman of Glasspro
in Charleston, S.C., Tom Lance of Leading Edge Auto Refinishers,
Jim Gagin of Sommer & Maca, Scott Riddel of Bostik and Tim ONeil
addition, the group re-elected two board members, Deb Levy, publisher
of glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine, and Bob Birkhauser of AEGIS
ToolsInternational. Along with these, the group added to its board
Dan Mock, vice president of operations for Glass Doctor, Turiello,
Timmons and Jeff Bull.
Several committee chairs also provided updates. Carl Tompkins, chair
of the credentialing and auditing committee, also spoke about his
Weve given this industry five years to learn that theres
a standard and to learn how to incorporate it, he said. That
total of five years means its time to graduate, said
Tompkins, speaking of the possibility of working toward third-party
audits in early 2009.
Jean Pero of Mygrant also provided an update on the membership committee.
She reminded the group that every company that doesnt renew
its membership/registration is contacted by the membership committee--usually
Rodger Pickett, chair of the training programs committee, discussed
his committees launch of the register the trainer program
This year we successfully completed a program to register
training programs and those will be announced tomorrow, he
said. This committee will now transition to a broader education
The annual AGRSS conference kicks off tomorrow, October 31, at
8:30 a.m. at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. To register, visit
the AGRSS Registration desk in the Islander area on the lower level
of the convention center. This is not in the main registration area.
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