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Guardian names Scott Thomsen President of its Flat Glass Group

April 18, 2011 – Auburn Hills, Mich. – Guardian Industries today announced that its Board of Directors appointed Scott Thomsen to President of the Guardian Flat Glass Group (Guardian Glass) effective Sept. 1, 2011. In this position Thomsen will oversee the worldwide operations of Guardian’s float glass manufacturing, marketing, distribution and product development.

Thomsen succeeds Russ Ebeid, who will retire Sept. 1 after 41 years with the company. He was most recently Group Vice President of North American Flat Glass, reporting to Ebeid. Thomsen will immediately assume the new role of Chief Operating Officer during this transitional period, working closely with Ebeid.

“Scott has been instrumental in making Guardian a world leader in glass coating technology and increasingly has been involved in our global glass and coating business,” said Ebeid. “During this past year as Group Vice President of North America, he has succeeded in building a highly effective and energized team with a powerful focus on enhancing growth. Everyone at Guardian looks forward to Scott expanding that success around the world.”

Thomsen came to Guardian in 1999 to establish the Science & Technology Center. He has been a key leader in bringing an innovation mentality and capability to Guardian and in establishing Guardian as a global leader in the development and production of value added glass products.

“Scott has a unique understanding of Guardian’s product, marketing and business development opportunities around the world,” said Ebeid. “He is the right person to take on the challenges and opportunities that face our global glass operations.”

About Guardian Industries Corp.:

Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit

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