Safelite COO Joins Board of Habitat for Humanity
November 1, 2011

Rich Harrison

Rich Harrison, senior vice president and chief operations officer at Safelite AutoGlass, joined the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity - Greater Columbus on September 30.

Harrison has been involved in Habitat's ReStore, a discount home improvement store that accepts and re-sells new and reusable home improvement building materials. The store is open to the public and revenue from sales directly offsets the administrative costs of Habitat for Humanity - Greater Columbus. Habitat's ReStore supports the mission of eliminating substandard housing and creating homeownership in Central Ohio.

Individuals, stores, businesses, general contractors, home remodeling contractors and others regularly donate new and reusable materials from home remodeling projects, new overstock inventory, samples, scratch and dent items, and much more. ReStore volunteers also remove and salvage materials from buildings being demolished. These materials are sold to the public at a discount off retail prices.

"Safelite's commitment to giving back has inspired me to personally do more. Also, I want to expose my children to this charity as it is a visible and tangible way to help people and especially children," says Harrison. "I am looking forward to getting to know the other board members and seeing how I can support Habitat for Humanity - Greater Columbus."

Harrison has been a Columbus resident since 2007 when he joined Safelite AutoGlass at the time of its acquisition by Belron. He has been working with Safelite's parent company, Belron, for 18 years in a variety of U.S. and international roles. He was the Belron U.S. CEO prior to the Safelite acquisition.

"We are pleased to have Rich join our board of directors. His experience in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, and marketing will be a tremendous asset to our organization," says E.J. Thomas, CEO, Habitat for Humanity - Greater Columbus. "As we continue to grow to build more houses and serve more families, we will count on his expertise, and that of all the members of our talented board, to advise and guide us along the way."

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