AGTO Champion Wins Another Competition
Jeff Olive, who won the inaugural 2005 Auto Glass Technician Olympics
(AGTO) and now serves as a judge of the competition, has taken first place
in another competition: the International Master Fitter Competition, held
last week during glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany. Olive is with Glasspro
Inc. in Charleston, S.C.
Igazvölgyi of Hungary took second place.
"It is all in attention to detail and safety and keeping up with
trends and tools," said Olive. "Training, toothat's the
To celebrate his victory and his participation in the competition, Olive
is spending a couple of additional days in Cologne, Germany.
Steve Mort, chief executive officer for Don's Mobile Glass in Modesto,
Calif., served as one of the judges, and he noted that the competition
was very close.
"There was only a very thin margin in the total scores separating
all these guys from the bottom to the top score," he says. "
... Any of them can go to work for me anytime if they want to move to
In just a little over a week, Olive will travel to Las Vegas, where he
will serve as a third-time judge in the Fourth Annual AGTO. The AGTO will
be held November 7-8 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and is co-sponsored
by the Independent Glass Association (IGA) and AGRR magazine.
The AGTO is the largest auto glass competition in the world and is open
to all. First prize is a record-breaking $10,000.
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