Buzz Killingsworth of ABRA Auto Body and Glass in Brooklyn Park, Minn., also recently passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam.
Killingsworth has been in the auto glass industry for 20 years and has been with ABRA for the past 14 years.
“I started at Glass Depot in Atlanta Georgia in 1997 as a driver and warehouse worker while going to college at night,“ says Killingsworth.
“I feel as an installing manager it is important to pursue all optional training our industry has to offer,“ adds Killingsworth. “It is critical to be prepared for any situation that our team may face. I also believe that having these skills and certifications leads to a better leader as your team knows they can count on you to help them through the most challenging installs.“
In Killingsworth’s spare time, he also runs a home-based CNC fabrication/machining business. He has developed tools for the auto glass industry and has built a custom motorcycle.
“It is rewarding to create tangible things that you dream up in your own garage,“ says Killingsworth.