Hero of the High Seas, Captain Richard Phillips to Deliver Keynote at Auto Glass Week™ 2012
March 6, 2012

Captain Richard Phillips, Hero of the High Seas, will deliver the keynote address at Auto Glass Week™ 2012 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, Friday, September 21, 2012. Captain Richard Phillips is scheduled to speak Friday morning about the vital importance of leadership and teamwork.

Captain Phillips was captured by Somali pirates in 2009 when they attacked and boarded the ship he was commanding, the Maersk Alabama. The ship was a container ship ferrying food aid to East Africa when it was attacked by the small band of pirates on April 8. To protect his crew, Captain Phillips offered himself as a hostage and spent five days on a lifeboat with the pirates before being rescued by Navy SEAL snipers.

"Captain Phillips was recommended to us by Donna Braden of Jack's Glass, who heard him speak. I'm sure attendees will be inspired by his heroic story," says event coordinator Ally Curran.

Captain Phillips also is the author of A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, the story of his experience and his remarkable rescue. This dramatic story is also being made into a motion picture by Columbia Pictures.

A "floating CEO" in charge of the day-to-day operations of a multimillion dollar ship, Captain Phillips has a compelling story and valuable lessons for anyone involved in running a business today. In addition to Captain Phillips' keynote address, Auto Glass Week will feature educational seminars, an exhibition area with suppliers, the seventh annual Walt Gorman Memorial Windshield Repair Olympics and the seventh annual Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Olympics.

Auto Glass Week is the largest international event dedicated solely to the auto glass industry. Registration and competition details are available online at www.autoglassweek.com.

Contact event coordinator Ally Curran at 540/720-5584 or acurran@glass.com for more information.

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