Davidson made the announcement on Thursday, January 22 at the conclusion of Guardians World Staff Meeting, held semi-annually, at the companys headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Traditionally, the honor goes to an individual who has demonstrated a track record of success and growth. This year marks the first time the award has been given to more than one person.
Guardian is only as good as our people, said Mr. Davidson. Without hard-working, dedicated employees, particularly those who produce, sell and deliver the products we make, we could not experience the success that has come to be our hallmark.
We have excellent people in all areas who embrace and believe in what they do, he continued. This award is a tribute to the 19,000 employees worldwide who help Guardian compete in the marketplace.
Attendance at the January 2004 Guardian World Staff Meeting, held Tuesday, Jan. 20 through Friday, Jan. 23, also was a first. This year, each Guardian facility around the world selected two representatives, some from far away places like Thailand and Brazil, to attend the meeting, which is usually for executive managers only.
The representatives attended meetings and events throughout the week and are responsible for reporting back to fellow employees at their home location on the content of the meetings, as well as their personal experiences during their visit. These representatives accepted the award from Mr. Davidson on behalf of all Guardian employees.
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 the worlds largest producer of mirrors.
Guardian Automotive provides complete exterior systems to the global automotive industry and is a Tier 1, top-100 global automotive supplier. Guardians Building Products Group includes one of the largest manufacturers of fiberglass in the world and occupies a significant 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.