Moreno Valley business owner wins Silver at International Auto Glass Technician competition

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Jorge Sandoval, owner of KD Auto Glass of Moreno Valley, Calif., won the silver medal in the Auto Glass Technician competition during Auto Glass Week™ (AGW), held June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Sandoval, who lives in Ontario, Calif., took home $1,000 and was one of just four competitors to make it into the final heat.


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Auto Glass Week™ is the only event that offers the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement industry the opportunity to learn from peers and industry experts.

The Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician competition is designed to honor the technician who completes the best automotive glass installation.

Jorge Sandoval, owner of KD Auto Glass of Moreno Valley, Calif., took home the silver medal in last weekend’s Auto Glass Technician competition during Auto Glass Week™ at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Key Media & Research

Areas judged include professionalism, credentials, and knowledge; technician comportment and vehicle safety inspection; proper product, equipment, and tools usage; proper auto glass removal and installation procedures and techniques; and post-installation and customer procedures.

This was Sandoval’s first time competing and he vows to be back next year.

“I’m very proud of myself,” said Sandoval. “But it was teamwork. I had a lot of people behind me, cheering me on, giving me advice and helping me out.”

Like most competitors, Sandoval is an Auto Glass Safety Council™ certified technician and a National Windshield Repair Division certified technician.

Auto Glass Week™ is co-sponsored by AGRR™ magazine, Auto Glass Safety Council™, Independent Glass Association and National Windshield Repair Division.

Submitted by: Key Media & Research

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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