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David Jaffe named a Vice President of Guardian Industries

Auburn Hills, Mich. – August 1, 2011 – The Guardian Industries Board of Directors has named general counsel David Jaffe a vice president of the corporation. Jaffe also holds the position of secretary of the privately held multinational company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich.

“David is an internationally experienced executive who brings superior expertise to his positions at Guardian,” said Peter Walters, chairman. “He provides leadership in his areas of specialty, of course, but adds a profound understanding of business and the Guardian culture of success. We welcome this expansion of his scope.”

Jaffe joined Guardian in 1990 as assistant general counsel. In 1996, Jaffe moved to Luxembourg to start the Guardian legal department’s European branch. He returned to the United States in 2000 and led Guardian’s corporate and international legal work. He was named general counsel of Guardian in July 2007. In 2010, he was named Guardian’s environmental officer, overseeing environmental matters across the company.

Before joining Guardian, Jaffe was a partner at the Detroit law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. He served as a law clerk to Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States.

He received his B.A. in economics and J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Jaffe has been involved in a number of community activities, and is currently a director and member of the executive committee of JVS, a trustee of Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts and a director of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He has served as president of the Detroit Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, chairman of the board of the Jesuit Program for Living and Learning of Michigan and a member of the Boards and Executive Committees of the Roeper School, the Detroit Jewish Community Relations Council and the Detroit Urban League.

He lives in Birmingham, Michigan with his wife, Erica. They have two daughters, Adela and Mara.

About Guardian Industries Corp.

Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit

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