Safelite AutoGlass®, the country’s largest vehicle glass repair and replacement company, has crowned Casey Rose from Baton Rouge, LA, as the national champion of its 2014 technician competition. The bi-annual event—Safelite’s Best of Belron® —brings together the company’s top 12 technicians to compete for the title, a cash prize of $10,000 and to represent Safelite AutoGlass in the international Best of Belron® Competition, a tournament hosted by Safelite’s parent company, which includes champions from each of its 35 countries.
Belron® is the world’s largest vehicle glass repair and replacement company, with 25,000 employees operating in over 30 countries.
The event took place on January 10-11, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio, welcoming guests from all over the country. The competition, which includes windshield replacement, windshield repair, back glass replacement and side glass replacement, is based on skill, quality and customer service. The 12 competitors were identified in a series of market and regional competitions.
Representing Safelite’s Mid-South region, Casey Rose has been with the company for five years. The father of two met his wife at Safelite, who is a customer advocate supervisor Jill Mace. He will travel to Rome, Italy in May to compete for the international title.
To prepare for the competition, Rose worked closely with his technician manager Tony Darbonne. “I couldn’t have done it without Tony. Together, we studied the notes that our technician director provided and I made sure to take time with my customers,” Rose said. “I just felt good when I stepped away from my vehicle after the competition, knowing I communicated well with my customers making sure they understood what was going on. While I am excited to win, each one of the 12 guys are winners.”