Guardian Industries Names New General Counsel


AUBURN HILLS — Tom Pastore has been named general counsel of Guardian Industries Corp., responsible for all worldwide legal matters of the privately held, multinational company headquartered in Auburn Hills. He was also named secretary of the corporation.

Pastore was most recently general counsel of Guardian’s worldwide flat glass division. 

Pastore, of Bloomfield Twp., joined Guardian’s legal department in 1996 and has held a number of positions including serving as assistant general counsel, associate general counsel and assistant secretary before being appointed general counsel of worldwide flat glass in 2011. He has been responsible for litigation, employment matters, international trade and many other issues, and has supervised attorneys in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. 

He began practicing law in the Washington, D.C. office of Dykema Gossett in 1988 and moved to the firm’s Detroit office in 1989, where he practiced primarily commercial litigation, with a focus on antitrust and trade regulation. 

He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Georgetown University. 

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