Guardian Industries Corp. names D. James Davis president

Guardian Industries Corp. today announced the appointment of D. James Davis as president and CEO of its Automotive Products Group.

In this position, Davis will lead Guardian's vehicle glass and exterior trim business. William Davidson, president and CEO of Guardian Industries Corp., made the announcement.

“Jim brings an outstanding set of talents to Guardian Industries,” says Davidson. “He is recognized in the automotive industry for his dynamic leadership skills, customer focus and passion for operational excellence. With Jim's depth of experience, Guardian is very pleased to have him guiding our Automotive Products Group.”

Prior to joining Guardian Industries, Davis was president for the Americas of TI Automotive, a tier one manufacturer of fluid delivery systems. His professional background includes a variety of key leadership positions, including president of Glacier-Vandervell Inc. and several senior operational posts during a fifteen-year career with Federal Mogul Corporation. Davis is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and resides in Northville, Mich., with his wife Debbie. They have two grown children, Jeff and Andy.

Davis's credentials are an asset to Guardian Industries, whose 70 years of experience in the automotive glass business have made it a leader in innovation and quality in the global automotive industry. As the world's only manufacturer of both glass and exterior trim products, Guardian's Automotive Products Group is a tier one supplier to many car, truck, bus, RV and mass transit vehicle companies.

Guardian Industries Corp., based in Auburn Hills, Mich., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of float glass and fabricated glass products for the commercial and residential construction industries, and is the world's largest producer of mirrors. Guardian's Automotive Products Group provides complete exterior systems to the global automotive industry and was named one of the Top 100 Global Automotive Suppliers. Guardian's Building Products Group includes one of the largest manufacturers of fiberglass in the world and occupies a significant and growing position in the building materials distribution business. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 19,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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