Ericson Manufacturing Appoints New President

Jeffrey D. Schad takes helm on June 1.

Ericson Manufacturing is pleased to announce the recent hire of Jeffrey D. Schad. Ericson Manufacturing is pleased to announce the recent hire of Jeffrey D. Schad. Effective June 1, 2014, Jeff will succeed Jay Ericson as President of Ericson Manufacturing.

Jeff comes to Ericson from Clear Path Advisors, a consulting firm he established to assist companies in defining and executing clear growth strategies. Previously, Jeff was Global Vice President at Jason Finishing Group, a $190 million manufacturer of industrial brushes, polishing tools, and compounds with manufacturing and sales locations in 15 countries around the world.

“I am excited to be joining Ericson to build on the company’s long legacy of high quality products and strong brand recognition. We will be accelerating the focus on new products and markets and building the supporting organization to continue to provide the high level of service that our customers have come to depend on.”

Jay Ericson, formerly the President of Ericson Manufacturing, will assume the title of Chief Executive Officer, focusing on strategic sales growth for the organization.

Ericson Manufacturing Company is a world-class manufacturer of safe and innovative temporary lighting and portable electrical power distribution products, including plugs and connectors, string lights, ground fault circuit interrupters, cord and cable reels, push-button pendant stations and other custom products. Based in Willoughby, Ohio, the company offers unsurpassed service and an extensive line of products that has energized, illuminated, protected and connected jobsites throughout North America since 1918.Learn more at