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Guardian Announces New Board of Directors
April 3, 2009

A Guardian Industries senior management team met this week to implement the provisions of the transition plan set up in recent years by Guardian owner William (Bill) Davidson. According to a statement issued by Guardian, the team had been individually selected by Davidson. These senior Guardian leaders elected a five-member Board of Directors for Guardian Industries 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, reporting to the Board of Directors, which has responsibility for setting overall direction and overseeing the ongoing operation of the company, according to today's statement from Guardian.

Davidson passed away on March 13. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

CLICK HERE for full text of statement..

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