Zoulek was most recently vice president of Flat Glass for North America. “Rick’s commercial expertise and strong leadership will provide our North America and South America businesses with broader capabilities that will support our operational and commercial needs throughout the entire region,” said Kevin Baird, President, Guardian Flat Glass.
In addition to Guardian’s seven U.S. float glass plants and fabrication operations in the United States and Canada, Zoulek’s expanded territory includes float glass plants in Brazil (2), Mexico and Venezuela. Guardian also has distribution centers in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru.
Zoulek joined Guardian in August 2013 as Vice President of Flat Glass for North America. Since then, he and his team have made significant operational and commercial improvements across North America. Before joining Guardian, Zoulek was a Corporate Officer and Vice President of Industrial Coatings for PPG Industries, where he spent 24 years in various roles of increasing responsibility.
”My focus will be to improve the value we create for our customers, strengthen our portfolio of innovative products and services in the region and achieve operational excellence in both North and South America, all with the goal of attaining long-term growth for the company,” said Zoulek.
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 applications. 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.