US's Harrison Expresses Concern over DOT 430 Recall
Harrison, chief operating officer of Belron US, said yesterday in
Tucson the officials at Belron US are still concerned over the recent
recall of DOT 430 products-and the fact that the products were sold
to companies besides Belron US. (CLICK
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"We've recently proactively taken a step to recall certain products
from DOT 430," said Harrison. "Our view and concern in the industry
is that there's glass in the marketplace right now that came through
the chain that hasn't been recalled."
Harrison served on a panel of four industry representatives to
discuss "The State of the Industry Revisited" in Tucson.
Harrison also noted during his portion of the panel that his company
has placed increased importance on technical excellence as vehicles
have become more and more complex in recent years. Showing a slide
of the XC60 Volvo, which has a glass roof and an active cruise control
system that measures how close a vehicle is to others in traffic,
along with the speed of the traffic, he said, "You can imagine if
you screwed this piece of glass up."
He also mentioned the company's focus on customer service.
"We have quite a few associates answering phones across the United
States who care as well," Harrison said with a laugh, in response
to a comment by fellow panelist Cindy Rowe Auto Glass vice president
and general manager Rodger Pickett, who noted that part of Cindy
Rowe's identity is that the company "cares more than the national
Pickett spoke about developing customer service sales representatives;
Steve Mort, chief executive officer of Don's Mobile Glass spoke
about employee recruitment and training; and John Webb, president
of Deals Auto Glass Service Inc. spoke about diversifying an auto
addition to this and several other panels, Jackie Newman of Redline
Inc. in Austin, Texas, was honored yesterday in Tucson with the
2008 Len Stolk Award. The award is given annually by the National
Glass Association to an auto glass industry representative in honor
of Stolk, who was a manager of training for Carlite and passed away
in the 1990s.
"I didn't have a speech ready, because I didn't know," said the
surprised Newman upon her acceptance of the award, "but thank you."
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