November 05 2015

Safelite in the Service Spotlight: Joe Johnson

Natalie Crede, Senior Vice President of People & Leadership Development

At Safelite AutoGlass, we are extremely thankful to our military men and women, and their families, for serving our country and providing and protecting the freedoms we enjoy as American citizens. Too many of our veterans are unemployed and we feel a sense of responsibility to be part of the solution. That’s why we’re a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies committed to hire 100,000 veterans by 2020. Each member has committed to hire veterans, report their hiring number on a quarterly basis and share best practices.

We think they are crucial to our company because their skills and traits align closely with what we need from our employees. We recognize our performance is powered by our people who deliver customer service excellence through integrity, commitment, teaming, expertise and drive for extraordinary results. Hiring veterans with these traits just makes sense and is the right thing to do for our customers, our business and our nation.

With that in mind, we’ve been shining a spotlight on those who are already employed by Safelite who have served or are currently serving in the military.

Today’s profile is:

Joe Johnson, Store Manager
North Richland Hills, Texas


Years at Safelite: 3

Branch: U.S. Navy

Years of Service: 23

Locations: Japan | Thailand | Philippines | Korea | Hawaii

As Joe graduated from high school, it seemed all his peers went directly to college. Joe went a different route, instead enlisting in the U.S. Navy.
Joe was raised by his grandparents and had a direct connection to the Navy. His grandfather served in the Navy during World War II and was at Pearl Harbor the day before it was attacked.

Joe handled communication throughout his 23 years in the Navy. In Japan, he ran a broadcast for Fast Attack Submarines, communicating specific details such as destinations and instructions on what the vessel was required to do.

A retired officer now, Joe uses his leadership skills developed from the Navy to lead his store to excellence.

“You learn how to treat people and take care of them,” he said. “Just as I do every day with my team and our customers, giving someone the respect they deserve is essential.”

Thank you, Joe, for your service! To learn more about starting a career at Safelite, visit

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