Vancouverite Ryan Cox Wins Belron Canada 2016 “Best Of Belron” Competition
The “Best Of Belron” (BOB) contest, held every two years, was created in 2000 to allow Belron* technicians from around the world to measure themselves against their peers.
Starting with regional representatives in each country, then nominating the national BOB champion in a head-to-head competition. The 34 National winners go on to the international BOB competition, which will be held this coming May in Lisbon (Portugal) to determine the Belron Group overall BOB winner for 2016.
The BOB events are more than a validation of the skills, training and work processes of our technicians. It also acts as a motivator to every technician to continually improve, learn from his peers and strive to reach a higher level of excellence.
As a team in each service center, our technicians strive to deliver the highest quality service possible, in a timely and effective fashion, while always aiming at customer safety and complete satisfaction.
The BOB competition starts with a nomination and local evaluation program to identify the participants to each BOB National Competition. The 2016 Canadian BOB final took place this January 15th in Montreal.
The seven regional winners first answered an exhaustive written test. They then went on to hands-on work as they repaired a damaged windshield and also replaced one, to validate their technical and procedural knowledge.
Each participant was observed and rated by a committee of judges on all aspects of the 73-step process to repair and 94-step process to replace a windshield.
The judges then analysed the ratings from the tests and the exercises to arrive at a ranking and determine the 2016 BOB winner for Canada.
Overall winner Ryan Cox works in a Vancouver Speedy Glass Service Center.
Ryan was thrilled by the victory: “I entered the competition to increase my knowledge and skill level, and that is exactly what happened. The other guys were all very, very good, and I am sure that the judges had a tough time rating us. But Hey, they get the big bucks… I’ll be a little more confident now for the international contest in Lisbon. That confidence and a little luck should serve me well.”
Ryan Adams (Alberta) and Mitchell Arsenault (NS) finished respectively second and third in the closely fought contest.
* Belron Group is the largest windshield repair and replacement service provider in the world, with over 26,000 people working in 34 countries to generate sales of $2.8 Billion Euros. Belron Canada’s 1,800 employees work at 350 service centers across Canada, under the Speedy Glass and Lebeau vitres d’auto banners.