Glasspro training manager recognized with Len Stolk Award

Glasspro training manager Jeff Olive was honoured with the National Glass Association’s 2011 Len Stolk Special Achievement Award during the opening session of Auto Glass Week™. Concurrently, two annual Carl F. Tompkins achievement awards were also presented to Jon Fransway, who lost his sister Jeanne in 1999 due to an improper windshield replacement, and to Debra Levy, publisher of AGRR™ magazine and president of the AGRSS Council Inc.

Glasspro training manager Jeff Olive was honoured with the National Glass Association’s 2011 Len Stolk Special Achievement Award during the opening session of Auto Glass Week™.
Glasspro president Paul Heinauer presented the award to Olive.
“Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to see Jeff strive to be the best that he can be,” said Heinauer. “I’ve also seen how he serves the industry that he loves so dearly.”
Olive has won several other competitions throughout the world, and was the first gold medallist in the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Olympics when it started in 2005. He currently co-chairs the Auto Glass Replacement Standards Council’s education committee.
The Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS®) Council Inc. also presented two annual Carl F. Tompkins achievement awards. The group recognized Jon Fransway, who lost his sister, Jeanne, in 1999 due to an improper windshield replacement, with the award, along with Debra Levy, publisher of AGRR™ magazine and president of the AGRSS Council Inc.
“Fransway has led with his heart, and we as professionals need to be motivated and dedicated to what this man has done for us,” said Tompkins, who pointed out that this is the first time the award has been given to someone outside the auto glass industry.
“It’s really been important to me to be part of this journey,” said Fransway, who then led the audience in applause in remembrance of his sister.
“She’s worked tirelessly and steadfastly, and always with optimism,” he said.
In accepting the award, Levy said, “It truly is a labour of love to work for the auto glass industry.”