Chris Lewis of Techna Glass in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been named the winner of the Pilkington Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO), and Chris Smith of Delta Sonic in Lake View, N.Y., has been named the winner of the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Olympics in Honor of Walt Gorman.
Lewis, 36, the manager of Techna Glass in Salt Lake City, takes home the grand prize of $10,000. He has 18 years of experience. He and his wife, Candace, have seven children, Justine, Skyler, Kasen, Paislee, Daisey, Kayla and Jamin.
Smith, 27, is the glass manager of Delta Sonic. He has six years of industry experience and placed second in the 2011 and 2012 Windshield Repair Olympics. He took third in the 2010 Windshield Repair Olympics. This is his seventh year competing. Smith and his wife, Kate, have one son, Cooper.
Mark Browning of Glasspro in Goose Creek, S.C., came in second in the AGTO, and Sam Shipley of Maryland Auto Glass in Biglerville, Pa., came in third.
Braulio Lopez of Cristalbox in Lugo, Spain, took second in the WRO, and Robert Rask of IntegraGlass in Orem, Utah, took third.
The winners were announced this afternoon in Baltimore at a Gala Awards Reception and Ceremony, which concluded Auto Glass Week™. Stay tuned to glassBYTEs.com™ for interviews with the winners and more from the event.