Diamond Triumph: senior management changes

Norman Harris, the long-standing chief executive officer of Diamond Triumph Auto Glass, Inc., announced 27 April 2006 that he would be stepping down from the role although he will continue his associa…

Norman Harris, the long-standing chief executive officer of Diamond Triumph Auto Glass, Inc., announced 27 April 2006 that he would be stepping down from the role although he will continue his association with Diamond Triumph as a consultant and will also continue as a member of the Board of Directors. As of 1 May 2006, Mr. Harris is succeeded in the CEO role by Douglas M. Boyle, who was previously president and chief operating officer. Mr. Boyle is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from Columbia University. Also effective 1 May 2006, Karen A. Christopher steps up from senior vice-president and cheif administration officer to become company president. Ms. Christopher holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Diamond Triumph Chairman Ken Levine paid tribute to the outgoing chief executive, “Speaking on behalf of the entire company, I would like to publicly thank and acknowledge Norm for his huge contribution in assisting Diamond Triumph“s growth from a regional organization to its current prominent national position. I“m extremely confident that through the leadership of Doug and Karen, the company will not only be able to meet all of its challenges but will continue to be a dominant force in the industry”. Norman Harris further commented, “I have enjoyed my tenure at Diamond Triumph and look forward to assisting with the transition. Working with responsible and dedicated people has been a pleasure. I am confident that the success the company has enjoyed will continue in the future”. Douglas Boyle added, “Although our industry is facing challenging times, I am most confident in our strategy and people. I look forward to driving our continued growth and taking our organization to the next level of performance”. Diamond Triumph Auto Glass, Inc., headquartered in Kingston, Pennsylvania, is a provider of automotive glass replacement and repair services. The firm currently operates 240 company owned automotive glass service centers, approximately 1,000 mobile installation vehicles and three distribution centers in 43 US states.