Robert J. Beranek

Robert J. Beranek

 

 

 

Auto Glass Industry Affiliations

      • 35 years in automotive glass industry
      • 25 year Master Auto Glass Technician
      • 25 years as Technical Trainer
      • 20 years as Technical Consultant to the National Glass Association (NGA)
      • Recipient of the Len Stolk Outstanding Achievement Award 2006
      • Judge – AGRR Magazine's, Auto Glass Technician Olympics, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
      • Advisor to NAGS International
      • Past Chairman of the Independent Glass Association (IGA) Certification Committee
      • Editor for NGA
        • Auto Glass Installation Guide 1994-1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
        • Glass Magazines "For Technicians Only" 2009, 2010, 2011
        • Auto Glass Journal – 2012, 2013
      • Author of
        • "The Complete Guide to Auto Glass Installation – A Textbook"
        • Glassbytes’ Technically Speaking Blog
      • Voting member of SAE Collision Repair Subcommittee of the SDTC
      • Member of  Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC)
        • Board Member
        • Chairman of Standard Development Committee
        • Past Chairman of the Auditing Committee
        • Member of the Education Committee
      • Expert witness in auto glass related litigation
  • Rhyne v. Windshields America in San Luis Obispo, CA, as Plaintive Expert. Settled
  • Donnett v. National Car Rental in Kauai, Hawaii, as Plaintive Expert. Pending
  • Granda v. Ford Motor Company in Sacramento, CA, as Plaintive Expert. Settled
  • Giacomelli v. General Casualty & Dick Cooper Glass in Marshfield, WI, as Defense Expert. Settled
  • Warner v. Nissan Motors & ABRA Auto Body & Glass Wright Cty., as Plaintiffs Consultant.  Minnesota File No.C1-04-350 Settled 2004
  • Saavedra v. Nodak Case# 1:04-CV-01424-WBH, Northern District of Georgia 12/04, as Plaintiffs Consultant.  Settled
  • Richard Campfield d/b/a Ultra Bond v. State Farm & Lynx Services, as Plaintiffs Consultant. Case #03-RB-0306 Settled
  • Bill Hutton v. Bridgestone/Firestone, as Plaintiffs Consultant, Texas, 2004, Settled
  • Saint-Gobain Autover USA, Inc. v. Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd., Case # 05-71079 (U. S. D. Ct. E.D. Mich.) Virginia, as Plaintive Expert. Settled
  • McTigue/Klein v. Ford Motor, as consultant, Denver, CO, as Plaintive Expert. Settled
  • Saint-Gobain Autover USA, Inc. v. Xinyi Glass North America, Inc., Case # 1:06cv 2781, as Plaintive Expert. Decided
      • Member of NGA's
        • Auto Glass Certification Committee
      • Contributing author to NGA's
        • Auto Glass Technician Reference Manual
        • Auto Glass Installation An Introductory Guide
        • Auto Glass Installation Guide 1992-1996,1998,1999, 2000, 2001,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,2007, 2008, 2009,
        • MyGlassClass.com

Management

      • 28 years in automotive glass management
        • Auto Glass Specialists
          • Regional Service Manager
          • Operational Development Manager
        • Automotive Glass Consultants, Inc.
          • Owner, President
        • Automotive Glass Experts
          • Owner, President
        • Prairie Auto Glass, LLC
          • Co-owner
      • 23 years in sales management
      • 21 years in retail management
      • 3 years in regional management
      • 19 years ownership of auto glass replacement shop
        • Prairie Auto Glass, LLC
        • Automotive Glass Experts Corp.

Training/Educational

      • Developed and instructed auto glass installation training schools
        • PPG Prostars
        • NGA’s Auto Glass Technical Institute
        • Vitro America
        • Vitro Mexico
        • Ford Motor Company Canada
        • Chrysler USA
        • General Motors USA
        • Toyota
        • Volvo
        • Honda/Acura
        • Independent Glass Association’s Training and Certification Program
        • Minnesota Glass Association
        • International Auto Collision Exposition (NACE)
        • Glass Doctor Franchise Stores
      • Developed, administrate and own the online training website www.AutoGlassUniversity.com
      • Developed, administrate and principal owner of the auto glass installation school Auto Glass University Powered by Equalizer
      • Technical Writer for I-Car’s “Stationary Glass Replacement” course
      • Created customer service and sales training programs
        • Binswanger Glass
        • Cindy Rowe Auto Glass
        • Go Tire
        • Penske Automotive
        • AAA, Rhode Island
      • Consulted in quality control/troubleshooting evaluation
      • Designed and facilitated advanced school for auto glass installation
      • Founder, developer and past lead instructor for the NGA's "Auto Glass Technical Institute"
      • Approved as an AGSC Registered Training Program

Research & Development

      • Research of new product lines, supplies, and techniques
        • Auto Glass Specialists, Inc.
        • Aegis Tools International
        • Extractor Tools
        • Lil Buddy Tools
        • Equalizer Tools
      • Developed testing and auditing matrix and procedures
        • Independent Glass Association Certification
        • Binswanger Glass Training Course
        • Auto Glass Safety Council
      • Designed training curriculums and apparatus
      • Formulated programs for employee development;
        • Supervisory Development
        • Grade Level Advancement
        • District Training Programs