Safelite AutoGlass®, provider of vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration services, has appointed Ryan Trierweiler, its executive vice president of people and leadership, as chair of the Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation.
“The Foundation reflects the caring hearts of our people and helps us fund programs for many charitable organizations supporting communities across the country where our 16,000 associates live and work,” said CEO and president Tom Feeney. “Ryan’s proven leadership, business acumen and passion for our Safelite purpose make him the ideal candidate to head this important initiative through a time of change.”
Trierweiler is responsible for leading and growing Safelite’s people-focused culture through integrated strategies.
“Ryan’s previous experience in leading global HR strategies throughout Europe, South America and the Middle East for Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., PepsiCo and reflects his diverse background in understanding the needs associates face both at work and in their hometowns,” Feeney said.
The Foundation has provided nearly $20M in grants to fund programs and services as well as hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours for associates to support local community efforts since its inception in 2005.
“We’ve never been more committed to our role in giving back to help those most in need,” Feeney said. “We recognize that charitable organizations have unique and different needs, especially given the full effects of COVID-19. That’s why we’re taking some time to reexamine our approach with the Foundation, to ensure we’re well-positioned to make a bigger impact.”
Trierweiler will review the Foundation’s strategies and take the necessary time to understand the humanitarian needs of many meaningful organizations to align giving efforts, evolve strategies and make meaningful decisions.
“I’m honored to lead the Foundation through this rigorous review and eager to introduce soon how we will maximize our charitable efforts. I look forward to meeting with charitable organizations and community leaders as part of my review,” Trierweiler said.
Safelite encourages organizations to continue to apply for support during this time and that more information will be available as the Foundation launches its new strategy.
“The outcome is one that our associates will be proud of and stand behind,” Feeney said. “Safelite is more than a glass company. We exist to make a difference and deliver unexpected happiness to people’s everyday lives. We’re going to do just that.”