New General Manager Leading Solar Gard To Success



(Kendall Combs, General Manager of Thin Films)

SAN DIEGO (August 1, 2017)Solar Gard, a global leader in advanced film technologies for sun and paint protection across the automotive, commercial and residential industries, today announced it has appointed Kendall Combs as its new general manager of thin films. Through his previous role as marketing director, Combs gained an unrivaled understanding of the market and its customers, which allowed him to position himself as a leader with the capabilities and knowledge to help propel Solar Gard’s future growth over the next several years. Combs has also had the exclusive opportunity to modernize the existing business by focusing on the integration of new and advanced equipment to enhance the customer experience with a focus on the digital age and online resources.

“I am honored to step into my new role as general manager and continue to lead our company towards success and growth,” said Kendall Combs, general manager, thin films for Solar Gard. “As general manager, my main goal will be to grow the business in cooperation with our dedicated partners worldwide. Through my leadership and the support of my team, our focus will be on elevating the customer experience to a higher level, further increasing operational excellence to further assert our standing as a global leader in the industry.”

Combs’s appointment follows the announcement that Stephane Nicoli will be promoted within Saint-Gobain to manage the European coated abrasives business, maintaining a close link with the automotive aftermarket.

For more than 40 years, Solar Gard, a division of global glass and building technology icon Saint-Gobain – an organization whose 350-year legacy originated with the Hall of Mirrors within Paris’ Palace of Versailles, has been the leader in patent-protected film technologies for surface protection across the automotive, residential and commercial markets. Today, it is trusted with helping to protect people and world-famous landmarks around the world. Whether it’s a national government building, a local independent business, a family home or one of the millions of cars on the road – Solar Gard solutions deliver added protection that is critical in reducing the risk of UV exposure, increasing comfort with the ultimate in heat rejection, as well as a customized look and protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays on vehicles. The company’s renowned technology is the base for its consumer window film, blocking 99% of UVA and UVB rays from passing through the home, business and vehicle windows and doors.