New President for Guardian Glass

April 18, 2011

Scott Thomsen has been named president of the Guardian Flat Glass Group, effective September 1, 2011. He will succeed Russ Ebeid, who is retiring after 41 years with the company.

Thomsen most recently served as group vice president of North American Flat Glass, reporting to Ebeid. He immediately assumes the new role of chief operating officer during this transitional period.

“Scott has been instrumental in making Guardian a world leader in glass coating technology and increasingly has been involved in our global glass and coating business,” Ebeid states. “During this past year as group vice president of North America, he has succeeded in building a highly effective and energized team with a powerful focus on enhancing growth. Everyone at Guardian looks forward to Scott expanding that success around the world.”

Thomsen came to Guardian in 1999 to establish its Science & Technology Center, and has led efforts to bring an innovation mentality and capability to company, as well as its efforts to develop and produce new value-added glass products.

“Scott has a unique understanding of Guardian’s product, marketing and business development opportunities around the world,” Ebeid adds. “He is the right person to take on the challenges and opportunities that face our global glass operations.”

Ebeid looks back at his years at Guardian in an interview on Glass Magazine's Web site.