Kevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries.
Baird will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, and replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.
Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global, a Guardian company. SRG Global is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of chrome plated plastic parts for the automotive, commercial truck and household appliance industries.
Since joining the company in 2008, Baird strengthened and expanded SRG Global’s manufacturing position in major world markets including North America, Western and Central Europe and China.
Dave Prater, SRG vice president of engineering, commercial and program management, will move into the position of president and CEO of SRG Global Inc.
Scott Thomsen joined Guardian at its Science and Technology Center in 1999 and was responsible for directing research and development initiatives while playing a vital role in bringing innovative products to market.
Thomsen continues to work with Guardian on critical initiatives on a consultancy basis, adding.