The four finalists for the inaugural Auto Glass Technician Calibration Competition to be held at Auto Glass Week™ 2018 have been announced. They come from all over the United States, including Arizona, Kentucky, South Carolina and Idaho.
The competition is dedicated to finding and honoring the best calibrators in the world and is sponsored by Opti-Aim.
The finalists are:
Jon Burra, The Windshield Calibration Center, Phoenix, Ariz.;
- Mark Smith, Avizion Glass, Lexington, Ken.;
- Josh Bradley, Clear Choice Auto Glass, Spartanburg, S.C.; and
Chris Prigden, Intermountain Auto Glass, Garden City, Idaho.
All competitors completed in a preliminary heat at their shop. The technicians with the four highest scores moved on to become finalists.
These top four competitors will compete in person in the finals round to be held on Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29, during Auto Glass Week™ 2018.
The gold medalist and grand champion of the Auto Glass Technician Calibration Competition will be announced at the Closing Awards Party on Saturday, September 29 and will receive a prize of $5,000 and bragging rights as the “World’s Best Auto Glass Calibration Technician.”
The technology behind Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) often makes recalibration of the ADAS system necessary after a windshield replacement. This competition focuses on the proper methods and technology necessary for such calibrations.
Auto Glass Week 2018 is an international OE and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement show taking place September 27-29, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.