2016 “CEO of the Year” Finalist


Safelite AutoGlass President and CEO Tom Feeney was honored by Columbus CEO Magazine as a top four finalist for the annual CEO of the Year Award for the 2nd year running, voted on by area professionals.

Twenty-eight years into his career at Safelite – the last 8 years as president and CEO – Tom is shepherding the auto glass and claims management company to unprecedented growth. This year, as in 2015, Safelite is on track to report record-setting sales. About 13,000 associates are currently employed at Safelite, a number expected to go up in part thanks to a contact center opening next year in New Mexico. Tom introduced a “People Powered, Customer Driven” strategy for Safelite. It’s taken off: Business has more than doubled in the time since.

This year, the company introduced a purpose statement, to “make a difference and bring unexpected happiness to people’s everyday lives.” To that end, Safelite is providing improved digital services to customers and insurers. Through its business units, Safelite expects to serve more than 10 million customers by year’s end.

Feeney was American Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year in 2015 and is president emeritus of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio board of directors.

Congratulations to Tom for this distinguished honor!