Jorge Sandoval, owner of KD Auto Glass of Moreno Valley, Calif., won the silver medal in the Auto Glass Technician competition during Auto Glass Week™ (AGW), at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Sandoval took home $1,000 and was one of just four competitors to make it into the final heat.
Auto Glass Week™ is the only event that offers the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industry the opportunity to learn from peers and industry experts.
The Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician competition is designed to honor the technician who completes the best automotive glass installation. Areas judged include professionalism, credentials, and knowledge; technician comportment and vehicle safety inspection; proper product, equipment, and tools usage; proper auto glass removal and installation procedures and techniques; and post-installation and customer procedures.
This was Sandoval’s first time competing and he vows to be back next year. “I’m very proud of myself,” said Sandoval. “But it was teamwork. I had a lot of people behind me, cheering me on, giving me advice and helping me out.”
Like most competitors, Sandoval is an Auto Glass Safety Council™ certified technician and a National Windshield Repair Division certified technician. Sandoval lives in Ontario, Calif.
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