Tony Hobart, who had been group vice president for North America for Guardian
Industries Corp., left the company last week after more than 12 years.
The move was made for personal reasons, and he is consulting on an interim
basis under the name KLH Consulting.
"I intend to remain in the glass industry long term, as I have 26 years
of experience in a variety of areas of the business including sales and marketing,
product planning, market development and strategic development," Hobart told
Hobart said that he left the company with a certain regret but thought it was
time for a new direction.
"I would like to thank Bill Davidson and Russ Ebeid for the incredible
experience I gained and support that was given to me at Guardian Industries. It
is a company composed of amazingly talented people who are poised for great success
in the future. In addition, I want to thank all of the customers in the glass
industry that I met over the years and have come to know personally. The glass
industry is like one big family that has touched my life in a deep and meaningful
way. I look forward to helping this industry with its challenges in the future."