Guardian Industries Corp. Names D. James Davis President and CEO of Automotive Products Group

May 06, 2002, 01:00 ET from Guardian Industries Corp.

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardian Industries Corp. today
 announced the appointment of D. James Davis as president and CEO of its
 Automotive Products Group.  In this position, Davis will lead Guardian's
 vehicle glass and exterior trim business.  William Davidson, president and CEO
 of Guardian Industries Corp., made the announcement.
     "Jim brings an outstanding set of talents to Guardian Industries," says
 Davidson.  "He is recognized in the automotive industry for his dynamic
 leadership skills, customer focus and passion for operational excellence.
 With Jim's depth of experience, Guardian is very pleased to have him guiding
 our Automotive Products Group."
     Prior to joining Guardian Industries, Davis was president for the Americas
 of TI Automotive, a tier one manufacturer of fluid delivery systems.  His
 professional background includes a variety of key leadership positions,
 including president of Glacier-Vandervell Inc. and several senior operational
 posts during a fifteen-year career with Federal Mogul Corporation.  Davis is a
 graduate of the University of Cincinnati and resides in Northville, Mich.,
 with his wife Debbie.  They have two grown children, Jeff and Andy.
     Davis's credentials are an asset to Guardian Industries, whose 70 years of
 experience in the automotive glass business have made it a leader in
 innovation and quality in the global automotive industry.  As the world's only
 manufacturer of both glass and exterior trim products, Guardian's Automotive
 Products Group is a tier one supplier to many car, truck, bus, RV and mass
 transit vehicle companies.
     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 is the world's largest
 producer of mirrors.  Guardian's Automotive Products Group provides complete
 exterior systems to the global automotive industry and was named one of the
 Top 100 Global Automotive Suppliers.  Guardian's Building Products Group
 includes one of the largest manufacturers of fiberglass in the world and
 occupies a significant and growing 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.
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