As Chief Executive Officer, Lyndon Faulkner brings more than 30 years of visionary experience to his role and is leading Pelican Products, Inc., through its continuing dynamic growth.
Throughout his career, Faulkner has been recognized in key senior executive roles and driven billions in revenue to industry-shaping, Fortune 100 companies that include Technicolor®/Nimbus CD International and the Microsoft ® Corporation.
He played an integral role in the launches of such revolutionary technologies as the Compact Disc (CD) and Digital Video Disc (DVD) in the music, computer and movie industries. In the process Faulkner built one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies in the digital media and home entertainment arena. He continued on to become a driving force behind the launches of such illustrious products as Microsoft’s XBOX®, Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2000. Faulkner also led an IPO on the NASDAQ stock market that fueled numerous corporate acquisitions resulting in the building of a high-tech, world-class operation spanning the globe.
Since Faulkner joined Pelican in 2006, the company has realized a 500% sales increase over plan by following an aggressive strategy highlighted with acquisitions and international expansion. Now directly operating in 21 countries, international sales offices and manufacturing facilities around the globe have been formed.
In December of 2008 the company acquired its largest case competitor, Hardigg Industries. This nearly doubled the company’s size overnight and made it the largest manufacturer of equipment protection cases in the world. Additionally, he closed a deal to purchase the renowned Australian-based rotational molded case manufacturer, Trimcast. The move brought two legendary brands under the same corporate umbrella, signifying the Company’s explosive regional growth. It also dramatically enhanced the Company’s custom packaging solution offerings in the Australasia region.
In late 2012, as part of the strategic growth plan, Faulkner led the company to introduce a wide range of consumer products imbued with the same tough-as-nails DNA as their commercial products, including Apple™ iPhone™ submersible and protective cases, Samsung™ protective smartphone cases, Apple iPad™ protective cases, coolers, luggage, drinkware and a host of additional elite products, ready for life’s adventures. The new Consumer arm of the company is fueling unprecedented growth and recently opened an office location in Long Beach, California.
In yet another move to diversify its products and services, under his leadership, the company also introduced a line of temperature-controlled transport cases for the pharmaceutical industry. Pelican went on to acquire the industry’s leading manufacturers in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. They unified both Minnesota Thermal Science (United States in 2013) and Cool Logistics (United Kingdom in 2014) to create Pelican BioThermal™ - the largest temperature controlled case manufacturer in the world.
Most recently, Faulkner restructured Pelican Products, Inc. into four separate divisions (Commercial/Government, Consumer, BioThermal and International) in order to better serve the business and diverse global markets. In July of 2017, Peli BioThermal was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in a ceremony at their United Kingdom location and Faulkner represented Pelican at a reception in Buckingham Palace, thrown by Her Majesty the Queen. Again in 2018, for the second year in a row, Pelican was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2018.
Born and educated in Wales, United Kingdom, Lyndon Faulkner now lives in Los Angeles with his family. From a humble background, playing for Newport RFC and Pontypool RFC, to a thriving business career, he has used his athletic determination and team leadership to drive success. He has won numerous international business awards and been featured in high profile outlets such as Forbes, Fortune and other leading business publications.