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Watch Safelite AutoGlass's Casey Rose Compete in Live Stream of Belron's International Technician Competition May 21-22, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Casey Rose, a vehicle glass technician based in Baton Rouge, La., will represent Safelite AutoGlass® and the U.S. in an international technician competition this May 21–22, 2014, in Rome, Italy. A live stream of the competition in windshield repair and replacement, side window replacement, and back window replacement is available at BestOfBelron.com/bob-live.

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The event is hosted by Belron®, the world leader in vehicle glass repair and replacement and parent company of Safelite AutoGlass. Belron invites its auto glass businesses in all 35 countries to complete for the international title in this biennial event – and win a year's salary.

Casey Rose was crowned the U.S. champion during Safelite's own U.S.-specific competition held January 10-11, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The event – Safelite's Best of Belron – brings together the company's top 12 technicians to compete for the title, a cash prize of $10,000 and to represent Safelite AutoGlass in the international Best of Belron competition. The 12 competitors were identified in a series of market and regional competitions and judged on quality and service.

Since its creation in 2000, the Best of Belron competition reinforces the "the Belron Way of Fitting" – the best practices for fitting and repairing glass so that customers can expect the same exceptional levels of service worldwide.

Schedule of Events:

  • Wednesday (all time U.S. Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
    • 5:15 a.m.  – Opening Ceremony and Introduction of Competitors
    • 5:45 a.m. – Windshield Repair
    • 8:45 a.m. – Back window replacement
  • Thursday
    • 5 a.m. – Side window replacement
    • 9:15 a.m. - Windshield Replacement
    • 1:45 p.m. – Awards ceremony?

"I congratulate Casey on his well-deserved win in the U.S. competition and wish him luck in the international event," said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite. "He has trained for more than a year to prepare for this competition on top of his daily work. At Safelite AutoGlass, we strive to hire the top talent, and Casey illustrates the excellent customer focus that has made us a leader in our industry.  This competition is a fun, motivational way to demonstrate what a quality windshield replacement means to customers and what quality employees mean to us as a business. We are proud to have Casey and many others like him on our team."

To see photos of the 2014 Safelite's Best of Belron, visit Flickr and follow the Facebook page. To follow the international competition live, follow Twitter.com/BelronGroup and use the hashtag #BOB2014.

About Safelite AutoGlass®
Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation's leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs approximately 11,000 people across the United States and serves more than 4.3 million customers annually. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.

Media Contact:
Melina Metzger, Safelite AutoGlass®, PR Manager, 614.210.9232, melina.metzger@safelite.com 

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