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Hooper Takes First in Best of Belron US

Curtis Hooper, a Safelite AutoGlass technician from Fernandina Beach, Fla., won Best of Belron US competition held in Columbus, Ohio, January 26, while Brad Wilmoth, a technician from Grand Rapids, Mich., took second. Both technicians will advance to the International Best of Belron competition to be held in London in May.

Curtis Hooper

Belron US hosted 11 regional champion automotive glass technicians from Auto Glass Specialists, Elite Auto Glass and Safelite AutoGlass locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia at the event to determine the U.S. representatives to the world championships.

"We are proud to recognize the hard work and dedication our technicians have contributed to their craft," says Dan Wilson, president and chief executive officer of Belron US. "We know Belron US will be represented well in the international arena and are proud of all who participated in the national event."

In addition to winning an all-expenses-paid trip to the event in London, Hooper and Wilmoth won $5,000 and $2,000, respectively. Shawn Britt, a Safelite AutoGlass technician in Williamsburg, Va., came in third and received $1,000.

The company says the competition focuses on quality, safety and efficiency exhibited while demonstrating windshield replacement, tempered replacement and windshield repair.

The Best of Belron 2008 World Finals will be held May 14-15. The grand prize for the winner of the international competition is a year's salary.


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