Group Announces Several Promotions
The Columbus, Ohio-based
Safelite Group has announced a number of promotions within its ranks.
David Erwin has been appointed to the newly created position of
national repair development manager. In his new role, Erwin is responsible
for quality control and execution consistency of the Safelite AutoGlass
Repair Medics windshield repair operation.
Erwin joined Safelite in December 1998 as a repair medics market manager
and has held positions as a repair medics market manager and regional
repair development manager. Prior to joining Safelite, he owned and managed
a small chain of video rental stores.
The company also has named Dino Lanno vice president, enterprise
procurement and commercial sales. In his new role, Lanno will be responsible
for expanding the company's centralized purchasing operations and overseeing
commercial and wholesale auto glass sales.
With more than 14 years of experience at Safelite, Lanno has held positions
including director of materials management, director of purchasing and
materials management and, most recently, vice president of purchasing.
He also represents Safelite on various auto glass industry committees
including the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) Council.
Steven B. Micheli has been promoted to the position of senior vice
president, manufacturing and fulfillment, and has gained a seat on the
company's operating committee. In his new position, Micheli will assume
responsibility for the company's retail auto glass operations, adding
to his previous role as leader of the Safelite Glass Corp. windshield
manufacturing and distribution operations.
Since joining Safelite
in 1993 as a production manager, Micheli has held positions as plant manager,
and vice president of manufacturing and distribution operations. Hehas
more than 20 years of manufacturing experience. Prior to joining Safelite,
Micheli worked for Motorists Insurance, Guardian Automotive Products and
Safelite has also announced the promotion of Mark Clay to assistant
vice president, manufacturing and distribution center operations. In his
new role, Clay will oversee the Safelite Glass Corp. windshield manufacturing
facilities in Enfield, N.C., and Wichita, Kan., and the company's national
distribution operations in Enfield.
Clay joined Safelite in 1997 as quality manager and, while at Safelite,
has earned a Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification. Prior to joining
Safelite, Clay worked in quality management for AP Technoglass and Golf
Pride, a division of the Eaton Corp.
In addition, Garth Beck has been promoted to the position of vice
president, field operations. In his new role, Beck will oversee the company's
Safelite AutoGlass retail operations.
Since joining the company in 1980 as an auto glass technician, Beck has
received numerous promotions and most recently served as regional vice
president for the Safelite AutoGlass western region. He also held the
positions of store manager, general manager, district operations manager,
regional vice president and assistant vice president. Beck will be based
in the Salt Lake City office.