Bronze Medalist Returns to AGTO
Matt Thompson of Royal Glass in Port Tobacco, Md., will return to compete
this year in the Fourth Annual Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO) in
Las Vegas. Thompson, who will be a third-time competitor, took home third-place
in last year's AGTO.
two years in the competition have taught him much in preparation for this
year, he says.
"Expect the unexpected, and take everything in stride," warns
Thompson. "Don't panic and just do your job. Let the chips fall where
Though Thompson aims for the gold and placed third last year, he says
just competing is an honor.
"It's a situation where I'm surrounded by qualified technicians that
go above and beyond the standards, or they wouldn't be there, and I'm
privileged to be among them," he says.
Thompson, 39, has 21 years experience in the industry.
The AGTO will be held November 7-8, 2008, at the Mandalay Bay Convention
Center in Las Vegas.
The AGTO is held as part of Auto Glass Week in Las Vegas, in conjunction
with the Auto Glass Expo at NACE, the International Auto Glass Safety
(AGRSS) Conference, the IGA's Fall Marketing Conference, the National
Windshield Repair Association's (NWRA) Annual Conference, and the Third
Annual Walt Gorman Memorial Windshield Repair Olympics (WRO).
for more information about the AGTO.
HERE to register to attend the AGTO as a spectator.
for more information about the International Auto Glass Safety (AGRSS)
HERE for more information about the IGA Fall Marketing Conference.
HERE for more information about the NWRA's annual conference.
HERE for more information about the WRO.
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