Thomsen to group vice president. Russell J. Ebeid, president of Guardians Glass Group, made the announcement.
Thomsen is responsible for directing research and development initiatives at Guardians Science & Technology Center (S&T) in Carleton, Mich. At the Center, established in 2000, more than 50 scientists, engineers and technicians from around the world are dedicated to developing leading edge glass technologies and improved manufacturing processes for the architectural and automotive industries.
Scott Thomsen has energy, drive and passion for product and process innovation, says Ebeid. He has taken S&T and helped build it into a world-class center for research and development. He is a key contributor to Guardians future success.
Thomsens mission is for the center to play a vital role in bringing innovative products to market rapidly and at reduced costs.
Thomsen earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California.
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 worlds largest producer of mirrors. Guardian Automotive provides complete exterior systems to the global automotive industry and is a tier one, top 100 global automotive supplier. Guardians 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.