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