December 21, 2011 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Michael Gai has been named Vice President of Operations at Glass Doctor, following the recent promotion of Mark Liston to President.
“I’m a big believer in the Glass Doctor model and system and I look forward to working with our independent franchisees to continue our growth and position as the number one truly professional, full-service glass company in North America,” Gai said. “Having been a franchisee, it’s great to bring that experience and perspective to the table when working with the corporate team and franchisees to maximize the effectiveness of our proven system.”
Gai has been the Director of National Account Services for the past year. Before that, he owned the Glass Doctor of King & Pierce Counties franchise, the flagship shop in Seattle, Wash., for seven years. In those seven years, he grew the business from three mobile trucks to 18. Prior to that, Gai was President and CEO of A Sport, Inc., a cross-seasonal sporting goods company manufacturer and distributor. Prior to that, straight out of college, Gai was president and owner of Straight Line Watersports.
“This is a great role for Michael,” Glass Doctor President Mark Liston said. “Because of his tremendous success as a Glass Doctor franchisee, he truly understands what it takes. He is a not only a leader but also an inspiration for our franchisees who want to grow their businesses.”
From windows to windshields to storefronts, Glass Doctor can handle any glass need. Glass Doctor also offers custom glass services, such as tub and shower enclosures, entry door glass and mirrors. Established in 1962 with one shop in Seattle, Wash., today Glass Doctor offers complete glass repair, replacement and services to the residential, automotive, and commercial markets at more than 300 locations in the United States and Canada. Glass Doctor began franchising in 1977 and in 1998 joined The Dwyer Group, Inc., an international franchisor of service industry companies. At that time the company’s corporate headquarters relocated to Waco, Texas. Now there are more than 175 Glass Doctor franchise owners across the United States and Canada. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit www.glassdoctor.com.
Public Relations Specialist- Glass Doctor®