Glass Mechanix Restructures; Boyle Named President
September 4, 2009

Glass Mechanix in Bend, Ore., has restructured its operational model and has named Mike Boyle president, according to a statement from the company. Boyle previously served as president of GlasWeld; the company announced in early August that he had stepped down from that position (CLICK HERE for related story).

Boyle also is referenced as a partner in a statement from the company; he had not responded to requests for comment at press time for further details.

The company's new office in Bend will house its sales, research and development, and technical divisions.

"The potential for growth that Glass Mechanix has is tremendous," says John Kiland, partner in Glass Mechanix. "We have loyal customers all around the world, and a quality line of glass repair products to offer. We were just looking for the right team to take the company to the next level."

He adds, "I've known Mike on a professional and personal level for the last five years. When the opportunity arose to have him become an integral part of the company, we knew it was the right choice for our future and the future of our customers."

Glass Mechanix also plans to open a training center in Las Vegas later this year. The 4,500-square- foot facility is designed with dedicated classroom and hands-on workshop spaces for all kinds of glass restoration. Initially, the training center will offer training and certification of Glass Mechanix technicians only. Before the end of the year, the company plans to launch specialized classes for every major brand of windshield repair equipment, according to Glass Mechanix. Company officials say they also are in negotiations with glass suppliers to make the facility available for windshield replacement training in the long-term.

CLICK HERE for full text of statement from Glass Mechanix.

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