Safelite Names Joe Black General Manager in Austin


AUSTIN, Tex. – July 5, 2011 Safelite AutoGlass® announces Joe Black will be named the new general manager for the Austin market after the retirement of Steve Short. Short served as the Austin general manager for more than 30 years.

Black is a 14-year employee of Safelite AutoGlass®. He started as a driver, and has held many positions prior to his current role as the Jackson, Miss. general manager. Joe has achieved many accomplishments in his past years, including leading one of the first markets to roll out Safelite’s newest installation tools and multiple years in the top five markets for customer satisfaction scores in the company. He will begin Aug. 1.

“I congratulate Steve on his retirement and thank him for his many years of service to our company. I am equally excited to see Joe continue his career with us as the new Austin general manager,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite AutoGlass®. “His talent will continue to help us build our company and achieve customer delight.”

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

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