GUARDIAN GLASS NORTH AMERICA
Auburn Hills, Mich. – July 21, 2020 – Ron Vaupel, President and CEO of Guardian Industries, has assumed leadership of the company’s glass business following the departure of Kevin Baird, formerly President and CEO of Guardian Glass.
In further changes at the senior leadership level, Rick Zoulek and Guus Boekhoudt have each been named Executive Vice President for Guardian Glass. Zoulek oversees the company’s operations in North, Central and South America, while Boekhoudt will now add Guardian Glass operations in India, the Middle East and Africa to his previous responsibilities in Europe and Asia.
These changes are effective immediately and will increase the momentum of the company’s continuing operational transformation to ensure that Guardian Glass remains the preferred global supplier of architectural glass solutions.
“In this rapidly changing business environment, it is imperative that we understand the complex requirements of our customers and continue to provide the products and services that they value,” said Vaupel.
About Guardian Glass
Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. You’ll find Guardian glass in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™.
About Guardian Industries
Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, operates facilities throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian companies employ 18,000 people and manufacture high-performance float glass; coated and fabricated glass products for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications; and high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries. Guardian’s vision is to be a preferred partner to our customers, suppliers, employees and communities based on a foundation of mutual benefit. This drives our relentless focus on improving people’s lives by providing products and services they value more highly than their alternatives and doing so responsibly while consuming fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit
Amy Hennes, Corporate Communications