Ketcherside Recognized with First Carl Tompkins Distinguished Award
November 5, 2009

The AGRSS Council Inc. presented the first-ever Carl Tompkins Distinguished Service Award to Cindy Ketcherside of IGD Industries during an awards breakfast held this morning in Las Vegas as part of the International Auto Glass Safety (AGRSS) Conference.

Ketcherside has been in the auto glass business for more than 29 years, joining her family’s business, JC’s Glass, in 1980 and advancing to president/owner by 1992. She sold the business to Iowa Glass in 2005 where she remained as vice president of business development. In October of this year, Iowa Glass sold its auto glass division, including JC’S Glass, to Belron US, but Cindy remained with the parent company, Iowa Glass, as the vice president of business development.

She was a founding board member of the National Auto Glass Cooperative and the Chicago Glass Group, as well as a past president of the Arizona Glass Association, where she was instrumental in passing the “Zero Glass Deductible” bill in Arizona.

Her involvement in the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard began in 1999 serving as a board and standard development committee member. Cindy served as the president of AGRSS Council Inc. for eight years and also was the chair of the Standards Committee. She currently serves on the board of directors and is the chair of the accreditation committee.

Her mantra for her years in the glass business has been, “We’re not in the auto glass business installing ‘windshields,’ we’re in the safety business of installing ‘safety - shields.’” 

“It’s an honor to be recognized, especially with an award named after Carl, as we’ve worked so long together on this,” said Ketcherside in accepting the award.

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