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Thomsen to follow Ebeid at Guardian


April 19, 2011
By Guardian Industries

scott_thomsen_2_smallApril 18, 2011 – Guardian Industries today announced that its board of directors
appointed Scott Thomsen to president of the Guardian Flat Glass Group
(Guardian Glass), effective September 1. In this position Thomsen will
oversee the worldwide operations of Guardian’s float glass
manufacturing, marketing, distribution and product development.

April 18, 2011 – Guardian Industries today announced that its board of directors
appointed Scott Thomsen to president of the Guardian Flat Glass Group
(Guardian Glass), effective September 1. 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 September 1 after 41 years
with the company. Thomsen was most recently group vice president of  North
American Flat Glass, reporting to Ebeid. Thomsen will immediately assume
the new role of COO during this transitional
period, working closely with Ebeid.

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“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.”


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