Guardian's Scott Thomsen Headlines GANA's Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference March 17-19

Scott Thomsen, president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group, will engage glass industry glaziers in a keynote speech at the Glass Association of North America’s annual Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference & Tradeshow next week in Las Vegas.

Thomsen, who oversees the worldwide operations of Guardian’s flat glass manufacturing, marketing, distribution and product development, will deliver a state of the glass and glazing industry address that challenges glaziers to engage in “The Battle for the Wall.” The BEC Conference is being held at the Planet Hollywood.Thomsen’s address is Monday, March 18 at 8:15 a.m.


“There are dynamic changes taking place in the world of glass, in particular, a fight for glass against alternatives as preferred façade materials,” Thomsen said. “We continue to meet this challenge and develop exciting new energy-efficient products for our customers. At BEC, we’ll take a look at what’s driving the industry and how to win the battle.”


“GANA’s BEC Conference is the industry’s primary annual networking event for glazing contractors and suppliers,” said Bill Yanek, GANA executive vice president. “Scott Thomsen is an integral voice of the industry that earns immediate respect. We’re looking forward to hearing his vision of our industry, and what the future holds for Guardian and the entire glass and glazing community.”

Before being named president in 2011, Thomsen was group vice president of Guardian’s North American flat glass operations and chief technology officer for the company’s Science & Technology Center. Prior to joining Guardian in 1999, Thomsen was vice president of engineering and fabrication operations at Optical Imaging Systems Inc. He also held engineering, management and research and development positions at Honeywell Space and Aviation and GM-Hughes Electronics.


Guardian is also sponsoring the keynote presentation by Lee Corso, ESPN College Football Analyst. Corso’s address, “Striving for Excellence, Not Success,” will be the opening presentation, Tuesday, March 19 at 8 a.m.


Guardian will also exhibit at the BEC tradeshow.


For more information on the conference, or to register, visit the BEC website.


GANA is the leading association serving flat glass manufacturers, fabricators and glazing contractors.


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. 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

600450 Guardian's Scott Thomsen Headlines GANA's Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference March 17-19
Date: 14 March 2013
Source: Guardian Industries

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