FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Miguel Rodriguez
866/342.5642, ext. 130
WASHINGTON, DC (July 14, 2009) – For the first time in recent memory, more than 2,000 auto glass technicians have earned their NGA Certification – the gold standard of glass industry professionalism. And we’re only halfway through 2009!
“This is indeed a wonderful achievement, and a testament to the importance NGA members have placed on technical quality, safety and professionalism,” said Steve Mort, President of Don’s Mobile Glass and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Glass Association. “I’m especially proud that this milestone has been reached on my watch, as I have made increasing professionalism a hallmark of my tenure as chairman.”
The NGA congratulates all 2,069 auto glass technicians who earned their certification credentials through June 30, 2009. Special recognition goes to Kyle Shattuck from J.N. Phillips Auto Glass Inc., in Woburn, MA who was the 2,000th technician to receive his certification.
"We are proud to recognize Kyle Shattuck, as well as all of our other NGA graduates. NGA training and certification is central to our company’s core values. In fact, J.N. Phillips requires technicians to complete strict standards of training, and adhere to those training procedures at all times. We never lose focus on the importance of safety and proper installation of auto glass, so that our customers can always depend on receiving the best possible service." - Bob Perry, COO and Neil Laudenslager, COO, J.N. Phillips
“Thanks to The J.N. Phillips University and the National Glass Association, there is a lot more behind this technician than you think!” - Kyle Shattuck, "Mr. 2,000"
For more information on NGA Certification, which is available for both auto glass and flat glass technicians, visit www.NGACertified.com, or contact Miguel Rodriguez, NGA Manager of Certification, at 866/342.5642, ext. 130, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the flat (architectural) and auto glass industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing over 3,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification, education and training, including MyGlassClass.com – a state-of-the-art online training resource. NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: glass.org, GlassBuildAmerica.com, GlassMagazine.com, WindowandDoor.com, and MyAutoGlass.org. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade events: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Forum. For more information on NGA, visit www.glass.org.