Safelite Makes Appearance at London Triathlon


COLUMBUS, Ohio – On July 31, 2011, Safelite AutoGlass® associates represented the U.S. at the London Triathlon for parent company Belron’s 10th annual Afrika Tikkun fundraiser. Of the more than €1 million raised internationally by Belron® businesses, Safelite AutoGlass® made the largest contribution of €176,000 ($250,000 U.S. dollars). Belron’s is the world’s leading vehicle glass company.

Participants (both individual and relay teams) included:
•Greg Baker, Area Sales Representative, Indianapolis, IN
•Betsy Blake, TNC Senior Manager, Columbus, OH
•John Brumbaugh, National Operational Trainer, Mesa, AZ
•Kate Buckler, Executive Assistant, Columbus, OH
•Erik Carruth, Regional Sales Manager, Dallas, TX
•Brian DiMasi, Senior Legal Counsel, Columbus, OH
•Kathy Domer, Business Analyst, IT, Columbus, OH
•Brent Fiegel, Lead Warehouse Associate, Davenport, IA
•Zach Fisher, Glass Medic representative, Columbus, OH
•Donna Gibson, Compensation & Benefits Senior Manager, Columbus, OH
•Rich Harrison, Senior Vice President and COO, Columbus, OH
•Mike Hooper, Area Sales Manager, Kansas City, MO
•Matt Johnson, Media Director, Columbus, OH
•Jenny Kipker, Treasury Analyst, Columbus, OH
•Jon Knight, Technician, Boulder, CO
•Bridget McColgan, National Field Sales Trainer, Columbus, OH
•Jolee Nowers, Area Sales Manager, Salt Lake City, UT
•Pete Pearson, VP Strategic Client Sales, Columbus, OH
•Dan Pray, General Manager, Miami, FL
•Amy Robinson, Recruiting Specialist, Columbus, OH
•Matt Weger, IT Director, Columbus, OH

Gary Lubner, Belron’s CEO, shared with participants, “This year was a special year for many reasons. It was the 10th year that Belron® has competed and we hit some incredible milestones. We had over 1,000 people registered from 18 of our business units around the world. This really shows the incredible spirit and generosity of the Belron® people around the world.”

Safelite’s participants also performed well, with our female individual sprinters taking three of the top four slots – congratulations to Jenny Kipker, who placed 2nd, and to Amy Robinson and Donna Gibson who finished hand-in-hand for 3rd and 4th.

Visit the Spirit of Belron Challenge site for all the news updates.

The individuals participating in the 2011 London Triathlon were selected during the 2011 Safelite® Challenge based on both race performance and fundraising efforts.

About Afrika Tikkun

Established in 1994, Afrika Tikkun (formerly MaAfrika Tikkun) works toward the transformation of South African communities by caring for vulnerable children and orphans, not only providing vital care, but also building the skills needed to succeed in life. More than 800,000 families live in the communities supported by Afrika Tikkun. Nelson Mandela is a Chief Patron and has hailed Afrika Tikkun’s programs as a “miracle.”

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 4 million customers last year. For more information, visit

Back to press releases

Learn more

Don't wait, schedule your appointment today!

Get quote + schedule