Eric Wickberg will help Everidge "execute an aggressive national growth strategy and be accountable for driving top-line growth"
Everidge, one of the nation’s leading innovators of commercial cold storage solutions, walk-in coolers/freezers and ultimate prep kitchens, announced today it has appointed Eric Wickberg to the newly created position of executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Wickberg will help Everidge execute an aggressive national growth strategy and be accountable for driving top-line growth while implementing long and short-range sales plans that deliver profitable results in all market segments.
Everidge’s president and chief executive officer, Chris Kahler said, “Growth has always been part of our key strategy. Our entire team is excited about the opportunities ahead as we broaden our reach across the country. Eric is a collaborative leader who has a strong record of success. He will be an ideal partner to develop and execute key initiatives and bring a clear vision for the future as we expand our national footprint.”
Wickberg has held several key leadership roles throughout his 20-year career. He joins Everidge with strong channel experience in domestic and international markets, most recently serving as vice president of sales at Husqvarna Construction. Prior to Husqvarna Construction, Eric was Director of Sales for South/West USA at Anderson Windows in Bayport, MN.
“Everidge has a rich history of innovation and is an industry leader with a terrific management team. With growing momentum, there is a tremendous opportunity to capitalize in the category,” said Wickberg. “I look forward to driving new business and growing our existing partnerships in the months and years ahead.”
Wickberg is an accomplished business leader who has driven growth, built world-class teams, and led with vision and inspiration throughout his career. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and German from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis.
Everidge has been aggressively executing on its national growth strategy and developing innovative refrigeration solutions while broadening its suite of products. Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, Everidge has operations and manufacturing facilities in Winnebago, MN, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Andover, KS, Covesville, VA and Greeneville, TN, and has nearly 600 employees worldwide.
Everidge’s family of brands include: CrownTonka, International Cold Storage, LoTemp Doors, and ThermalRite. For more information, visit www.everidge.com.