Auto Windscreens’ technician Steve Abrahams clinched the silver Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) medal at Auto Glass Week in Florida, the highest position from a UK competitor.
Abrahams and his colleague, Luke Allies took part in the ‘large-size company’ category at the international event, which was held from October 4-6.
It was the second time competing for Abrahams and he was the only UK entrant to make the top four and made the final after impressing judges in the heats with his expertise and technical skills.
Both Abrahams and Allies were selected to represent Auto Windscreens, a leading UK automotive glass repair and replacement provider, at a global level after being named champions of the company’s internal ‘Clearly the Best’ 2017 competition. Abrahams is also the reigning WorldSkills UK Master Fitter gold medallist.
He said: “To be back once again at the competition was amazing and going one step further and taking second place was the icing on the cake.
“We knew there would be some strong competitors but Luke and I thoroughly enjoyed the week, meeting other participants and demonstrating what the UK can do.”
Rupert Armitage, Auto Windscreens’ managing director, said: “We are all incredibly proud of Steve and Luke’s achievements at Auto Glass Week 2017.
“Both performed outstandingly under immense pressure and it’s absolutely incredible to see Steve take the top position for a UK competitor. While Auto Windscreens operates largely in the UK, we have demonstrated that our innovations, standards and business are world class.”