Volume 14, Issue 3 - May/June 2012
COMINGS AND GOINGS
Miggo first joined Safelite in 2008 as a senior vice president of human resources and leadership development. He implemented an integrated talent management platform and is the architect of the company’s “people first” strategy. Safelite introduced its “people first” strategy in 2009, which focuses on hiring, developing and retaining talented people.
Miggo has experience in operations and management, including various operational and human resources capacities for Plaskolite Inc. and Sumitomo Electric Co. He also gained entrepreneurial experience acquiring, operating and ultimately selling his own business, Advanced Moldings Inc., a consumer and industrial products manufacturing company in Columbus, Ohio.
Most recently, Miggo served as the associate vice president of human resources at Limited Brands for three years, and before that he served as vice president of human resources for Elmer’s Products Inc. for seven years where he was responsible for all human resources and administrative functions for the company.
“Steve is the natural choice for this role with his solid background and previous experience in operational strategy and execution,” says Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite AutoGlass, when Miggo was named senior vice president of operations and human resources. “He is a strong leader who inspires, motivates and demonstrates the company’s values. He creates a climate where associates want to be at their best and can trust in him. Steve’s proven leadership style and past experience is what our company needs to continue to grow our business.”
Harrison had been promoted to COO in 2007 and managed all the company’s field sales and retail auto glass repair and replacement businesses, including its wholesale and warehouse operations. He also worked with Belron in a global role and assisted with its integration of all of its U.S. acquisitions, including that of Safelite. Prior to the merger of Safelite and Belron, Harrison served as CEO of Belron Inc.
Croskey Named Chairman of Guardian’s Board of Directors
“I look forward to a continuation of the leadership Pete Walters has demonstrated—to ensure Guardian’s leading position in its industries,” says Croskey. “My years with the company, combined with our strength in manufacturing, technology and people, will help carry out Guardian’s strategy and vision.”
Binswanger Appoints Draper as COO; Carrillo Moves to Grey Mountain
“I am thrilled to be joining a company with such a rich history,” says Draper. “With the recent acquisition [by Grey Mountain Partners], we have a tremendous opportunity to re-establish the Binswanger brand as the leader in the glass services business.” The company also announced that Arturo Carrillo, Binswanger’s former president, has moved to a role with Grey Mountain Partners.
“My goal during the last several months of my time with Binswanger was to steward the company into the hands of quality new ownership,” says Carrillo. “Once I accomplished that with the tremendous people from Grey Mountain Partners, I reassessed my future and really wanted to be in a position where I could have a larger impact on the investment and acquisition sides of the business world. I’m thankful that I can do that now with [Grey Mountain].”
Industry Expert Beranek to Serve as Editor of Auto Glass Journal
“I am very excited to work with Deb [Levy] and Key Communications on the editing of Auto Glass Journal. I have been a loyal reader of the Journal for many years and being asked to be the editor is truly an honor,” says Beranek. “I hope that other readers of the Journal will continue to contribute to the publication’s continued success through submission of installation instructions and support of the advertisers. I can’t do this alone and will need the help and support of technicians in the field to make this version of the Journal the best ever. We will even make contributions well worth the while for those willing to contribute.”
“We are thrilled to have Bob working with us,” says publisher Debra Levy. “We have great plans for AGJ, which will continue to focus heavily on technical information, tips and techniques involved in auto glass installation. Our other industry publication, Auto Glass Repair & Replacement (AGRR™) will continue to focus on the business and management of auto glass. Each will appear in alternate months.”
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