Guardian: new President and CEO; sale of minority stake Koch completed

The year 2013 will start off with a new president and CEO for Guardian Industries – Ron Vaupel. Recently serving as vice president of business development for Koch Industries, which has acquired a minority stake in Guardian, Vaupel will also join the Guardian Industries board of directors.

Guardian Industries has appointed a new president and CEO, Ron Vaupel, effective 1 January 2013. Vaupel most recently served as vice president of business development for Koch Industries, which has acquired a minority stake in Guardian. The companies announced the acquisition in October.
Vaupel will also join the Guardian Industries board of directors.
Prior to being named vice president of business development for Koch in 2002, Vaupel held a number of positions at the company, including serving as president of Koch Hydrocarbon Company LP.
According to a statement from Guardian, the sale of the minority stake to Koch “was the result of a comprehensive and deliberate process by the company’s board of directors to create a long-term ownership structure that aligns the needs of all stakeholders.”
All four Guardian division presidents will report to Vaupel. These include Scott Thomsen with Guardian Glass; Kevin Baird with SRG Global; Mike Morrison with Guardian Automotive; and Steve Ziessler with Guardian Building Products.