HOPKINS, Minn. – EDCO Products, Incorporated, a Hopkins-based manufacturer and distributor of building materials, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Lindquist as President. Lindquist has assumed the President’s role from Joe Connaker who will be retiring after 45 years of service at EDCO. Having served as EDCO’s President for the past 8 years, Joe has been instrumental in leading the company to its dominant market share position.
“After 45 years, I am looking forward to passing the torch and feel I am leaving EDCO in good hands,” said Connaker. “Eric’s skill set and experience is a perfect match for what is required to lead EDCO into its next stage of growth. While I will continue to serve a role in the company until the end of the year, I welcome Eric as our new leader. I am confident in his abilities and excited for the future of EDCO.”
As President, Lindquist will direct all facets of EDCO’s business operations focusing on creating new manufacturing opportunities, driving operational efficiencies, expanding distribution, and accelerating EDCO’s revenue growth. Lindquist brings a wealth of relevant experience in consumer, commercial and entrepreneurial markets having held leadership roles at Wilson Sporting Goods, Nike, Polaris and Entropy Solutions, a bio-technical startup.
“I am extremely honored to build upon Joe’s accomplishments and carry on the tradition of EDCO,” said Lindquist. “It is exciting to lead an organization with such a rich history of quality and innovation, and become a member of the industry’s most talented workforce.”