Olive, Fransway, Levy Honored at Auto Glass Week™
September 16, 2011

Olive said he was "completely surprised" by the honor.

Glasspro training manager Jeff Olive was honored yesterday morning with the National Glass Association's 2011 Len Stolk Special Achievement Award. The award was presented during the opening session of Auto Glass Week™ in Memphis, Tenn.

Glasspro president Paul Heinauer presented the award to Olive.

"Over the years I've had the opportunity to see Jeff strive to be the best that he can be," said Heinauer. "I've also seen how he serves the industry that he loves so dearly."

Olive has won a number of competitions over the years, and was the first gold medalist in the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Olympics when it started in 2005. He also has won several other competitions throughout the world. He currently co-chairs the Auto Glass Replacement Standards Council's education committee.

Additionally, the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS®) Council Inc. presented two annual Carl F. Tompkins achievement awards. The group recognized Jon Fransway, who lost his sister, Jeanne, in 1999 due to an improper windshield replacement, with the award, along with Debra Levy, publisher of AGRR™ magazine and president of the AGRSS Council Inc.
Tompkins presented the award created in his honor to Fransway.

Fransway (left) and Levy (right) were the recipients of the Carl F. Tompkins (center) special achievement award.

"Fransway has led with his heart, and we as professionals need to be motivated and dedicated to what this man has done for us," said Tompkins, who pointed out that this is the first time the award has been given to someone outside the auto glass industry.

"It's really been important to me to be part of this journey," said Fransway, who then led the audience in applause in remembrance of his sister.

David Rohlfing, AGRSS Council vice president and president and chief executive officer of Glass America, presented the award to Levy.
"She's worked tirelessly and steadfastly, and always with optimism," he said.

In accepting the award, Levy said, "It truly is a labor of love to work for the auto glass industry."

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