Auto Glass Specialists Appoints Vice President Sales and Marketing

Auto Glass Specialists Inc. of Madison, Wis. has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed John DeGraff to the position of vice president, sales and marketing. The appointment completes a reorganization of the company's senior management structure. DeGraff joined AGS in August 2002 as director of marketing and had served as interim sales manager since July 2004.

Commenting on the appointment, president and chief executive officer Robert Birkhauser stated, "John has brought new energy and focus to our sales efforts. The Board's action confirms our confidence in John's ability to continue to improve the professionalism and effectiveness of the AGS sales team. His broad experience and "hands on" approach in sales and marketing will allow us to continue gaining sales momentum and growing the AGS franchise."

DeGraff has more than 20 years of professional marketing, sales and strategic planning experience. His prior work experience includes: vice president marketing HBG new media, marketing manager for Jones Dairy Farm, director of marketing baby food at Gerber Baby Food, director of marketing Weaver Popcorn and assistant product manager at Kellogg's Company. DeGraff holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Art & Science from Western Michigan University.

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