Volume 44, Issue 5 - May 2009


Guardian Industries Announces New Board of Directors

A Guardian Industries senior management team met in early April to implement the provisions of the transition plan set up in recent years by Guardian owner William Davidson, who passed away on March 13 (see April 2009 USGlass, page 14, for related story). According to a statement issued by Guardian, the team had been individually selected by Davidson. These senior leaders elected a five-member board of directors that includes:

Russell J. Ebeid, president, Guardian Glass Group; 
Duane Faulkner, president, Guardian Building Products Group; 
Robert Gorlin, vice president, Guardian Industries; 
Jeffrey Knight, chief financial officer, Guardian Industries; and 
Peter Walters, group vice president, Guardian Industries. The new board elected Ebeid as its chairman and reaffirmed the appointment of the four presidents of Guardian’s operating business groups. These are Ebeid; Faulkner; James Davis, president of Guardian Automotive Glass Group; and Kevin Baird, president of SRG Global, a Guardian company that manufactures automotive trim. The executives will continue to exercise day-to-day operational responsibilities in their respective groups. They will report to the board of directors, which has responsibility for setting overall direction and overseeing the ongoing operation of the company, according to a statement from Guardian. www.guardian.com  

Goyal to Consult for Technoform

Technoform in Twinsburg, Ohio, has retained Raghbir C. “Raj” Goyal as a special consultant to the company’s TGI® warm edge IG spacer and Bautec structural insulating strut market divisions. 

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Goyal has been widely regarded as one of the fenestration industry’s foremost experts on energy-efficient products, materials and processes. Previously, Goyal served as vice president and general manager of Graham Blast Mitigation Products. 

new hires
Wausau Welcomes New Reps 
Wausau Window and Wall Systems in Wausau, Wis. has named Matt Rinkowski as its representative in Michigan. He previously was employed with specialty glazing contractor Interstate Commercial Glass and Door in Northwood, Ohio. Prior to joining Interstate Commercial, Rinkowski served in the U.S. Air Force. 

Brian Winters
is the new architectural sales representative for Eastern Missouri and South/Central Illinois. With 10 years of marketing experience in the window industry and construction sales, Winters previously called on architects and builders as a representative with Pella of Tennessee, and later with Hurd Windows and Doors. 

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