Pelican bolsters its operational team
Pelican Products, the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-impact protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting is strengthening their operations management team. Additions include the hiring of Yung Tran as Director of Global Supply Chain, Eric Stern as Director of Operations for their Torrance Headquarters and the promotion of Bruce Tennant to Director of Operations – Consumer Electronics.
“As Pelican continues to grow we recognize that our future success is dependent on the talent we cultivate and recruit. Driving towards world class manufacturing is a key element of our growth strategy and we are proud to announce the strengthening of our team with the addition of Yung and Eric and promotion of Bruce to key operational leadership positions,” said Paul Tritman, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Pelican Products.
Yung Tran – Director of Global Supply Chain
Tran will be responsible for improvement of management practices and development of business process solutions around demand management, supply network planning, production planning, logistics, inventory management, sales and operations planning. He comes to Pelican with over 25 years of experience implementing and managing mission critical SCM and ERP applications. Prior to joining Pelican, Tran held numerous executive positions, and he has worked as a consultant in a wide variety of industries in support of companies like Dolby, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Hasbro, Owens Corning, ITT and Nike. Tran holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Eric Stern, Director of Operations, Torrance Facility
Stern comes to Pelican with over 25 years of experience in operational leadership and will bring that wealth of experience to lead efforts at Pelican’s corporate headquarters in safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory. Before coming on board, he most recently served as COO for a division of Esterline and has spent the majority of his career in positions of increasing leadership responsibility with Rockwell Collins. Stern holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.
Bruce Tennant – Director of Operations – Consumer Electronics
In his new role in the consumer products channel Tennant will have full oversight and be responsible for all operational aspects of the consumer electronics product roadmap including supply chain, logistics, quality assurance and project management. While at Pelican he has worked his way up through the operations team serving in various project management roles in engineering and planning. He has led large cross-functional teams on Pelican corporate projects including the roll out and overhaul of the company’s ERP and logistics systems, facility planning and moving of the company’s headquarters. Before joining the Pelican team Tennant served in various technical and management positions for Edelbrock, Rainbird, Otis Elevators, Atlas Copco and Black & Decker. Tennant holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor.
Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.
About Pelican Products
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 19 countries, with 28 offices and six manufacturing facilities across the globe. For more information, visit www.Pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
About Behrman Capital
Based in New York City and San Francisco, Behrman Capital was founded in 1991 by Grant G. and Darryl G. Behrman. The firm invests in management buyouts, leveraged buildups and recapitalizations of established growth businesses. The company's investments are primarily focused in five industries: health care, specialty manufacturing, business to business outsourcing, defense and information technology. The firm has raised five funds with a combined capital base in excess of $3.0 billion. For more information, please visit www.behrmancap.com.