Lyndon Faulkner named CEO of Pelican™ Products David H. Parker Elected Board Vice Chairman
Published August 14, 2006
Torrance, CA -
Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco, announced today that Lyndon J. Faulkner has been named CEO of Pelican™ Products, Inc. by its Board of Directors. He succeeds David H. Parker, who has retired from his role as Chief Executive Officer and was elected Vice Chairman of the Company’s Board. Pelican is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of unbreakable, watertight protective cases and technically advanced professional flashlights, and a Behrman Capital portfolio investment. Both appointments are effective September 1, 2006.
“We are very pleased that Lyndon Faulkner is joining the team at Pelican,” said Grant G. Behrman, Managing Partner of Behrman Capital. “Lyndon is a seasoned operating executive with a remarkable track record for creating growth, most recently at Microsoft where he served as General Manager of the Americas Operations Group. He previously was the CEO of Technicolor Digital Media Group and Chairman and CEO of Nimbus CD International, where he set and reached substantial growth milestones. In fact, it was at Nimbus, a Behrman Capital portfolio investment, that we first worked with Lyndon, where he helped pioneer the market of CD and DVD technology for both home entertainment and computer software use. Our firm has maintained ties with Lyndon for over a decade, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with him again.”
“After 34 years at the helm, I have decided it is time for a new Captain,” said David H. Parker, founder of Pelican Products. “I am pleased that we have been able to attract an executive of Lyndon’s caliber and I am very confident in his ability to take the company to the next level. The future is very bright for Pelican, and I am looking forward to continuing on with the company as Vice Chairman.”
“There is probably no other company in the United States with a product line that duplicates the innovation, success and customer loyalty that characterizes the Pelican line of professional products,” said Lyndon Faulkner, CEO. “The Pelican team is entrepreneurial, creative and nimble and has consistently found new applications for their case and flashlight technology. I look forward to working with everyone at Pelican to build on this foundation and aggressively expand the business both in existing as well as new markets.”.
As General Manager of Microsoft Corporation’s Americas Operations Group, Mr. Faulkner supported several major product launches including XBOX and Windows XP and made substantial contributions to the company’s operational excellence in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
Mr. Faulkner began his career at Nimbus CD international in 1987, first in numerous sales and operational capacities and taking on the role of President and CEO in 1992. He oversaw strong growth at Nimbus and worked with Behrman Capital to take the company public on the NASDAQ market in 1995. Nimbus was later sold to Carlton Communications, which merged Nimbus with its Technicolor subsidiary.
About Pelican Products
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, life sciences, industrial, entertainment, and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 27 countries, with 23 international sales offices and eleven manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. and the division which manufactures temperature-controlled packaging for the healthcare industry, does business worldwide under the brand Peli BioThermal. For more information, visit www.pelican.com.