Posted April 19, 2017

ECCO Safety announces new president of Americas

John Ducharme takes role after joining from Warn Industries.

ECCO Safety Group (ESG) announces John Ducharme as its new President of AmericasECCO Safety Group (ESG) announces John Ducharme as its new President of Americas, which became effective April 13.

Ducharme recently served as the Vice President of Global Sales for Oregon-based Warn Industries, a Dover Company. During his time with Warn Industries, an off-road vehicle brand and automotive tier-one supplier, he helped the sales team develop a business strategy that lead to solid growth.

While at Warn Industries, Ducharme successfully launched new product lines for both the powersports and off-road segments. His background also includes leadership roles with E-Z-GO (Textron Specialized Vehicles) and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

While at Goodyear, Ducharme held positions in Spain, Chile, Argentina, as well as a regional role leading the consumer tire division for Latin America. During his time at Goodyear, he was responsible for product and sales management, marketing and the implementation of go-to-market strategies.

“John’s proven track record with growth and sales, as well as his experience in Latin American sales, proved to be an ideal fit for ESG,” said ESG Chief Executive Officer Doug Phillips. “John will be an integral part of the global leadership team as we look to strengthen our brand in the North and South American markets.”

Ducharme has a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in finance and a master's degree in international business and speaks fluent Spanish. He will serve on the Global Leadership Team with direct responsibility for the Americas division.

ECCO Safety Group (ESG) is recognized as a worldwide leader in safety lighting and audible warning. ESG designs, manufactures, and markets back-up alarms and amber warning lights for over-the-road vehicles, earth-moving vehicles, material handling equipment as well as lighting and sound-based warning products for emergency service vehicles in law enforcement, fire, EMS and security industries.

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