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COMINGS AND GOINGS
Moore Named VP, Operations, for Safelite’s Eastern U.S.
Safelite AutoGlass has hired Doug Moore as vice president of operations
for the eastern United States, effective July 18, 2011.
This is a newly created position, and Garth Beck, who previously
served as company-wide vice president of operations, will now oversee
the western United States. Both will share responsibility for leading
the company’s field operations team while managing the company’s operational
Moore has more than 25 years of experience with companies that include
Sears, Lumber Liquidators and Circuit City. He is based in Virginia.
In addition to these changes, the company has named Joe Black as the new
general manager for the Austin, Texas, market. He succeeded Steve Short,
who retired in August after more than 30 years in the position.
Black has been with the company for 14 years, having started as a driver.
Most recently he served as general manager in Jackson, Miss.
Key Communications Hires Sahely Mukerji
Key Communications Inc., publisher of AGRR™ magazine, has hired Sahely
Mukerji to join its staff. She will serve as an assistant editor of
AGRR’s sister publication, USGlass, and editor of Key's fastest growing
publication, Solar Glazing as well as editor of www.USGNN.com™,
USGlass’s daily electronic newsletter.
Mukerji worked at Glass magazine from July 2004 to April 2011. Prior to
that, she worked as the associate editor for ASCE News in Reston, Va.,
a publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She has been
working as a journalist since 1991, in both the United States and her
native India. She has extensive newspaper experience, including stints
at The Gazette in Gaithersburg, Md., a publication of The Washington Post
Co.; and the Valley News Dispatch in Pittsburgh, a Gannett publication,
Mukerji has won awards from the Virginia Press Association, Maryland-Delaware-District
of Columbia Press Association, and Trade Association Business Publications
“It has been gratifying over the years to see how all the industry’s best
writers and editors end up with AGRR™ magazine and its sister publications,”
says Debra Levy, president of Key Communications and publisher of AGRR.
“We are looking forward to having Sahely as part of our team.”
Fleet Manager Rewarded for Act of Bravery
United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens’ fleet manager Andy Gray
recently was recognized for his bravery in saving a drowning man from
death. The incident occurred in the River Rother at Somersall Park, Chesterfield,
in April 2010.
Gray was recognized by the Derbyshire Police during a recent awards ceremony
and was presented a Royal Humane Society award.
Gray and his wife were walking through the park when they saw someone
pointing to a man laying face down in the river.
“We swam into the river and dragged him up the river bank whilst my wife
called the emergency services,” says Gray. “It was evident that the man
was not breathing, his face was blue and covered in mud. We turned him
on his back, cleared his airways and administered chest compressions.
Eventually there was a gurgle and a splutter and the man started to breathe.
We put him in the recovery position and kept him conscious until the emergency
The man was taken to a hospital and released a few days later.
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