Guardian Board Names New ChairmanMarch 27th, 2012 by DWM Magazine
Charles (Chuck) Croskey has become the chairman of the board of directors for Guardian Industries Corp. An international executive with 40-plus years experience in the glass industry, Croskey has been a board member since 2010 and has been with the company since 1970. Most recently, he was the group vice president responsible for all of Guardian’s manufacturing, marketing and distribution operations throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Croskey replaces outgoing chairman Peter Walters, who completed two terms as board chair. Walters remains a member of the board.
“I look forward to a continuation of the leadership Pete Walters has demonstrated–to ensure Guardian’s leading position in its industries,” Croskey says. “My years with the company–combined with our strength in manufacturing, technology and people–will help carry out Guardian’s strategy and vision.”
Croskey began his career at Guardian’s first float glass plant in Carleton, Mich., and went on to hold several posts at the company’s Kingsburg, Calif., float glass plant, ultimately responsible for the company’s West Coast operations, including float and fabrication facilities. In 1988 he was named the company’s employee of the year. Before joining Guardian, Croskey worked for General Motors Corp.
Croskey holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), Flint, and his law degree from the University of Detroit School of Law. He has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1978.