Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) January 18, 2013
The Independent Glass Association (IGA) today announced that its board of directors has unanimously voted board member Matt Bailey of 20/20 Auto Glass to position of IGA president and has appointed Michael Driggs of Cape and Island Glass to a board seat.
The appointment of Matt Bailey to President fills the position left by Alan Epley after his company was acquired in November 2012. Michael Driggs fills an empty board seat left by Jim Short after Klein-Dickert was acquired as well. The IGA thanks Messrs. Epley and Short for their participation and dedication to both the IGA and the industry at large. Both gentlemen have been fixtures in the independent automotive glass retail industry for many years and their participation and presence will be missed.
“The appointment of Matt Bailey as IGA president reaffirms the associations position of growth and strength, “said Gary Hart, IGA executive director. “Matt has proven to the board and association that his ability to understand and correct the complex issues facing independent glass retailers will play an important role in the years to come,” concluded Hart.
Matt Bailey is a self-taught AGRR businessman with 12 years of industry experience including running his own automotive glass retail business for the 8 years. Matt was also been instrumental in the 2012 South Carolina AGRR legislation.
“The IGA is always seeking new board candidates that provide invaluable strength and ideas to the association. The appointment of Michael Driggs to the board of directors reaffirms our commitment to bring our membership the very best when it comes to affecting great change,” said Rick Rosar, IGA treasurer and owner of Rapid Glass.
Michael Driggs is an industry veteran with over 25 years of hands-on experience. He has worked at companies such as US Auto Glass, Windshields America, Speedy Glass and his own company. Currently, Michael is the manager for the automotive glass unit of Cape and Island Glass located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
“We are confident that the IGA’s members and the industry at large will benefit from the experience Michael brings to his new position, and we look forward to his input and participation as we pursue the exciting opportunities in front of us,” Rosar concluded.
“With these new key appointments, the IGA remains steadfast in its continued growth and success of our member programs,” said Gary Hart. “As we begin a new year, innovation and execution continue to be critical to the success for our members and the industry. As the AGRR industry leading association for independent glass retailers, our focus is sharper than ever and our commitment remains to deliver the highest level of service and change,” concluded Hart.
For more information about the Independent Glass Association or to join, please visit http://www.iga.org.
About the Independent Glass Association (IGA):
Through its direct members, affiliate state chapters, and associate members, the IGA is comprised of automotive glass repair and replacement businesses and professionals in the USA and ten countries who work with consumers and insurance companies to provide high-quality automotive glass repair and replacement services.