Safelite AutoGlass Retains Hanold Associates for HR Leadership Searches


Safelite AutoGlass has retained Hanold Associates for their Director of People, Midwest Region and Director of People, Southeast Region, searches. Ashley Schiele and Katrina Prospero are leading the assignment.

Safelite Group is one of America’s most recognized premier service brands, delivering unrivalled automotive glass repair, replacement and claims management services generating annual revenues over $2 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the company operates more than 7,800 Mobile Glass Shops and 600 stores in all 50 states, with approximately 15,000 associates nationwide. Safelite continues to expand and has ambitions to grow more than 50% in the next 4 years. To support this growth moving into the future, talent management will be a key area of focus for the organization.

Reporting to the AVP of People, each Director of People will partner with the business and People and Leadership Development (PLD) team to drive the people strategy and all issues related to organizational design, talent management, performance management and workforce planning in the region. These newly created roles will lead and support the People Business Partner teams, business leaders and field management teams regarding all associate and labor relations matters, including the negotiation, administration, interpretation of the company’s collective bargaining agreements (as needed) to ensure the company maintains effective and aligned associate relations across all locations.

Safelite’s Midwest region includes Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado, while the Southeast region is comprised of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. This new leader may sit anywhere within their respective regions, with access to a major airport, and will be expected to travel 50-75% of the time.

Hanold Associates is the leading retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Ford Motor Company, among others.