Date: 9 August 2023
Guardian Glass™ North America announces Alan Kinder has been promoted to Director, Commercial Segment, where he will develop and lead strategy in identifying and serving the needs of Guardian Glass fabricator customers.
“Elevating Alan to this role will help Guardian Glass North America continue to advance its vision to be the preferred partner for our customers,” says Darijo Babic, Director Architectural Sales, Americas. “His knowledge and experience will help us continue to expand our Guardian SunGuard™ family of products, Guardian Select™ Fabricators programs and our relationships with our glazing and architectural partners.”
Kinder has more than 11 years of proven success at Guardian Glass. After joining the commercial team as Territory Sales Manager, he steadily advanced to Architectural Design Manager, Key Project Manager and Regional Architectural Manager.
“Alan has made a significant impact in every role at Guardian Glass, earning the respect of peers and customers alike,” Babic says. “This new role is a natural progression in his growth in the commercial architecture segment.”
Kinder has been involved with and presented at multiple glass and glazing and architecture industry events. He has a bachelor’s in industrial planning from Clemson University.
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Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 24 float lines around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers See What’s Possible™. Visit guardianglass.com.
About Guardian Industries
Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, operates facilities throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian companies employ over 11,800 people and manufacture high-performance float glass; coated and fabricated glass products for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications; and high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries. Guardian’s vision is to be a preferred partner to our customers, suppliers, employees and communities based on a foundation of mutual benefit. This drives our relentless focus on improving people’s lives by providing products and services they value more highly than their alternatives and doing so responsibly while consuming fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com.