SOURCE: Safelite AutoGlass
COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2012) - Tom Feeney, president and CEO of the nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, Safelite AutoGlass®, has been named a 2012 Smart Leader by Smart Business Network in collaboration with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. The annual award program is designed to honor local company leaders who are setting the pace for growth in the Columbus business community.
Feeney has dedicated 24 years to Safelite®. He was promoted to president and CEO in 2008 and set an ambitious goal of doubling business despite an economic downturn. In 2011, the company achieved that goal, reaching sales of $1.1 billion.
"This recognition honors the brightest and most innovative corporate leaders in the local business community while bringing to light the strategies they used to attain their level of success," said Dustin S. Klein, publisher of Smart Business magazine.
Within central Ohio, Safelite® employs roughly 1,400 people and commits to giving back to the local community through donations of time and money. As a result, Safelite® has been recognized with the Medical Mutual 2011 and 2012 Pillar Award for Community Service. Personally, Feeney serves on the board of CAPA, the Columbus Partnership, Champions of the Community Inc. and Ronald McDonald House Charities. He has previously served on the boards of the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus and the parents' board of Otterbein University and Kenyon College.
"I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition from the Smart Business Network and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce," Feeney said. "Everybody wants to be part of a winning team, and I am thrilled to lead Safelite® and our people through this exciting and energizing time where we continue to grow our business."
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About Safelite AutoGlass®
Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation's leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and served more than 4.4 million customers last year. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.