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Guardian’s Russell Ebeid passes away

Russell Ebeid, former president of Guardian Glass Group

Russell Ebeid, former president of Guardian Glass Group, who joined Guardian in May 1970 during the construction of its first float glass facility, passed away over the weekend.

Russell Ebeid, former president of Guardian Glass Group, passed away over the weekend. Ebeid joined Guardian in May 1970 during the construction of its first float glass facility in Carleton, Mich. After several engineering and manufacturing assignments, he was named plant manager of the Kingsburg, Calif., facility where he was eventually honoured as Guardian’s Employee of the Year in 1979.
During his tenure with Guardian he worked at all ranks – from maintenance to plant engineering, production manager, plant manager and group vice president – before being named president of the Glass Group worldwide.
When Guardian expanded into Europe in 1981, Ebeid’s responsibilities were broadened and he was named a group vice president. Shortly after Guardian became a private company in 1985, Ebeid was named to the board of directors and assumed the presidency of the Glass Group. He also served as chairman of the board of Guardian Europe S.A. and director of Guardian Japan. During his time with Guardian he was responsible for the worldwide glass sales, marketing and manufacturing activities on five continents. He retired in 2011.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 1721 Junction Street, Detroit.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial tributes to Ebeid Hospice Toledo or ACCESS of Dearborn.

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