Olive, Fransway, Levy Honored at Auto Glass
September 16, 2011
Olive said he was "completely surprised" by the honor.
Glasspro training manager Jeff Olive was honored yesterday morning
with the National Glass Association's 2011 Len Stolk Special Achievement
Award. The award was presented during the opening session of Auto
Glass Week in Memphis, Tenn.
Glasspro president Paul Heinauer presented the award to Olive.
"Over the years I've had the opportunity to see Jeff strive to be the
best that he can be," said Heinauer. "I've also seen how he serves the
industry that he loves so dearly."
Olive has won a number of competitions over the years, and was the first gold
medalist in the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Olympics when
it started in 2005. He also has won several other competitions throughout the
world. He currently co-chairs the Auto Glass Replacement Standards Council's education
Additionally, the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS®)
Council Inc. presented two annual Carl F. Tompkins achievement awards.
The group recognized Jon Fransway, who lost his sister, Jeanne,
in 1999 due to an improper windshield replacement, with the award,
along with Debra Levy, publisher of AGRR magazine and
president of the AGRSS Council Inc.
Tompkins presented the award created in his honor to Fransway.
Fransway (left) and Levy (right) were the recipients of the Carl F. Tompkins (center)
special achievement award.
"Fransway has led with his heart, and we as professionals need to be motivated
and dedicated to what this man has done for us," said Tompkins, who pointed
out that this is the first time the award has been given to someone outside the
auto glass industry.
"It's really been important to me to be part of this journey," said
Fransway, who then led the audience in applause in remembrance of his sister.
David Rohlfing, AGRSS Council vice president and president and chief executive
officer of Glass America, presented the award to Levy.
"She's worked tirelessly and steadfastly, and always with optimism,"
In accepting the award, Levy said, "It truly is a labor of love to work
for the auto glass industry."
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