EDCO Products, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, recently announced that its board of directors has named John G. Lewis as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 8, 2020.
Lewis brings more than 20 years of senior management experience to EDCO, including finance, engineering, and manufacturing, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Trex Commercial Products, a building products manufacturer. Previously, Lewis served as Chief Financial Officer for HelpSystems. In addition, Lewis currently serves as an independent director of several manufacturing and technology businesses.
“I am honored and excited to lead the EDCO team,” said Lewis, continuing, “Over its nearly 75-year history, the company has established an unmatched reputation for product quality, performance, and innovation. From this solid foundation, we will strive to become the preferred brand of exterior building solutions for consumers and homebuilders nationwide.”
Nancy M. Dahl has served as EDCO’s Interim President and CEO since January 2020. Dahl has been an instrumental member of EDCO’s Board of Directors since the Fall of 2013. She will transition back to the Board of Directors and serve as Chairman of the Board, replacing retiring longtime board member Steve Broz.
“I am excited about the future growth opportunity under John Lewis’ leadership,” said Dahl. “His knowledge of the industry, experience as a CEO/President and Board Director together with his love for private family-owned businesses will ensure EDCO continues to build momentum.”
Over the course of his career, Lewis has demonstrated a proven track record of successfully building and growing businesses across a variety of industries including building materials, metal fabrication, consumer products, software, and wireless communications.
Lewis holds a master’s degree in business administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and management sciences from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.