Bekaert Specialty Films Announces New Regional Manager for the Americas

December 9th, 2009 by Editor

BSFpersonnelBekaert Specialty Films LLC (BSF) has announced the appointment of industry veteran Lawrence Constantin as its new regional manager, Americas. According to the company announcement, the new role for Constantin, a longtime Solar Gard executive who has held top positions with the European Window Film Association, highlights BSF’s investment in growth and its efforts to professionalize and grow the window film industry in North America.

As regional manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Constantin helped strengthen Solar Gard’s market position outside North America. While in that position, Constantin also served as vice president and treasurer of the European Window Film Association. Constantin has been in the window film industry since 1989 and with Solar Gard since 2001.

“The industry experience and knowledge that made Larry Constantin one of the top window film executives in Europe will serve Bekaert Specialty Films well as we continue our path of growth and innovation in the Americas,” says Christophe Fremont, president of Bekaert Specialty Films. “Larry was one of the founders of Bekaert Specialty Films’ Panorama program and his long-term commitment to the architecture market underlines Bekaert’s leadership in flat glass.”

According to the BSF announcement, many issues that the EMEA window film market has faced in recent years, including more sophisticated glazing, the rising awareness of carbon footprints and tighter regulations, are now appearing in North America, and Constantin has played a leading role in helping window film dealers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa address those challenges and raise awareness of window film.

“I’m delighted to be returning to the United States at such a crucial time for the window film industry in North America,” says Constantin. “Solar Gard has been a leader in window film for 30 years and it’s an honor to be a part of that legacy as we continue to lead the industry to its full potential.”

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  1. Congratulations. Larry is a true gentleman and we sincerely wish him the best! Let’s hope he can motivate his channel to huge successes in 2010!

  2. Congrats Larry. Always enjoyed working with you in the past and wish you the best moving forward. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

  3. Congratulations Larry. Good Luck with your new position.

  4. Hey Larry – Congratulations is clearly in order, but from my selfish perspecitve how about we forget all the work stuff in favor of dusting off the motorcycles and let’s go riding man! Glad to have you back home.

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