Guardian Industries Names Mike Morrison President, Guardian Automotive

Date: 6 September 2010
Source: Guardian Industries
Auburn Hills, Mich. (Sept. 1, 2010) – Guardian Industries has named Mike Morrison president of Guardian Automotive, long one of the world’s leading manufacturers of glass for automotive applications.

Morrison has been with Guardian for more than 23 years including international assignments in keeping with the company’s global business portfolio.Most recently, he held a senior strategic position in the flat glass group where he provided leadership within its glass fabrication operations and directed business development activities. In recent years he has worked closely with the Automotive group in developing solar energy projects using Guardian EcoGuard glass, mirrors and automotive and laminating bending technologies. Since joining Guardian, he has served in various business capacities including assignments in Luxembourg, Hungary and Thailand.
 
As a manufacturer of automotive glass since 1932, Guardian Automotive provides automotive solutions to the major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) as well as the automotive aftermarket. It has earned a reputation as an innovative leader in laminated and tempered glass products with proven quality, advanced capabilities, technology and financial stability. A subsidiary of Guardian Industries, Guardian Automotive manufactures a variety of glass products for the auto industry including SMG solar management glass, tints such as PrivaGuard as well as TwiliteGray and MidniteGray privacy glass, and the innovative Guardian SilverGuard Infrared Resistent (IRR) coated glass technology used in windshields that keep passengers more comfortable by blocking our heat from the sun. The Guardian Automotive’s aftermarket network installs replacement windshields throughout the U.S., allowing for convenient and easy transactions for the automotive and RV customer as well as the insurance industry. The group also provides broad glass-related solutions including encapsulation, bonding and assembly.
 
“We are excited about the flat glass experience Mike will bring to the automotive group as we look to forge collaborative cross-business strategies that will enhance Guardian’s success in the future,” said Guardian Chief Financial Officer and Board Member Jeff Knight.
 
Morrison has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Walsh College in Troy, Mich., and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Detroit. He and his family live in Rochester Hills, Mich.
 
Morrison replaces Jim Davis, who retired earlier this year.
 
About Guardian Industries Corp.:
 
Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive markets. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit www.guardian.com.
 
EcoGuard and SilverGuard are registered trademarks of Guardian Industries Corp. TwiliteGray and MidniteGray are trademarks of Guardian Industries Corp.

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