Ray Asbery Honored at Auto Glass Week™
September 24, 2012

The absence of Ray Asbery, the founder of Equalizer, who passed away last year, was felt at Auto Glass Week, but his memory lived on at the event and he was recognized in a few unique ways.

First, when the event officially kicked off last Thursday, Debra Levy, publisher of AGRR™ magazine, welcomed attendees and formally dedicated the week to Asbery. A film tribute to the industry innovator garnered plentiful applause, as did Asbery's son Eric Asbery, who thanked show organizers for the dedication.

In addition, Nick Gittins of Techna Glass in Clearfield, Utah, third-place winner in the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO), was recognized with the Ray Asbery Innovation Award for his development and use of modifications to his setting tool. The award has been named to honor Asbery, who developed many innovative tools throughout his industry career and held more than 20 patents in 15 countries

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