Scott Thomsen

Former President of Global Glass Group, Guardian Industries

Scott Thomsen is an experienced international business leader with a successful track record of generating positive, sustainable growth through innovation and engineering expertise. Thomsen served as President of the Global Glass Group for Guardian Industries, where he was responsible for Profit and Loss for the multi-billion dollar business with facilities in 27 countries on 5 continents and 11,000 employees. Prior to this role, he served as Guardian’s Group Vice President for North America and as the company’s CTO.


Before Guardian, Thomsen was Vice President at OIS Optical Imaging Systems, having responsibility for the company’s R&D, Engineering, and Operations. At OIS Thomsen designed, developed, and manufactured flat panel displays for ruggedized avionics and vehicle applications in addition to digital sensor arrays for medical and office product applications. Thomsen began his career at Honeywell and GM Hughes Electronics, specializing in aerospace electronics and eventually becoming Engineering Technical Director for Honeywell Aerospace.


Thomsen earned his B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from The University of North Dakota, his M.S. in Systems Engineering from West Coast University, and currently holds 81 patents.