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Dave Prater Named President and CEO of SRG Global, Inc.

Dave Prater Named President and CEO of SRG Global, Inc.

WARREN, Michigan, Jan. 17, 2014

Dave Prater has been named President and CEO of SRG Global Inc. 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.

Prater was most recently Vice President of Engineering, Commercial and Program Management at SRG Global. He joined SRG Global in 2009 as Vice President of Engineering and has held positions of increasing responsibility, with oversight of North America’s Advance Development Group, Tooling Group, Program Management Group, and most recently, the North America commercial function. Prater has played a key role in strengthening SRG Global’s global position as a product technology and manufacturing leader.

“Dave has a great understanding of the needs of SRG Global’s customers, as well as the technical expertise to support and develop the company’s internal product and manufacturing processes,” said Kevin Baird, who Prater is replacing as President and CEO. Baird was recently named President of Guardian’s Global Flat Glass Group.

Prater has extensive experience in the global automotive supplier industry. Before SRG Global, he was Global Vice President of Product Engineering and Launch Management at Henniges Automotive, Director of Operations for Henniges Automotive and Global Vice President of Engineering and Program Management at GDX Automotive.

“This appointment is the logical next step in his increasing roles and responsibilities at SRG Global, and will provide both internal and external stability for the company, employees and customers,” said Baird.

Prater has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla.

About SRG Global™

SRG Global™, a Guardian company, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high value coatings on plastic for the automotive, commercial truck and consumer goods industries with a manufacturing presence in major world regions including North America, Western and Central Europe and Asia. SRG Global is headquartered near Detroit, Michigan. Through its Advanced Development Centers in Taylor MI, USA; Liria, Spain; and Suzhou, China, SRG Global works to enhance manufacturing processes and accelerates development and delivery of the next generation of materials, coating technologies and sub-systems. SRG Global engineers solutions globally for greater surface durability, structural integrity, enhanced functionality, vehicle efficiency and optimal design flexibility. The result is the development of innovative exterior and interior products and processes that create value for our customers and consumers, and create a positive impact in our environment and society. Beyond the finish™.

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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.

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