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ECHO names president and CEO

By Stephen Elliott

April 2, 2023

ECHO presidentECHO, Lake Zurich, Ill., has named Harold Redman as president and CEO. Redman has more than 30 years of outdoor power equipment experience and a proven track record of executive and organizational leadership, strategic green industry vision and product innovation, the company said. 

Redman began his career with General Power Equipment, a division of True Value Hardware. He then joined Simplicity Manufacturing for nine years before his tenure at Briggs & Stratton, where he served as president of the Home Power Products business for four years and president of the Turf & Consumer Products business from 2010 to 2022. 

“ECHO is a well-respected company with a reputation of offering great products and customer care, and I’m honored to lead a company rich in innovation and legacy. As our industry continues to change with new technologies, I look forward to working with this exceptional team of talented and passionate ECHO employees to bring new products and services to the green industry,” said Redman.  

He succeeds Tim Dorsey, who is retiring after 27 years from ECHO serving in various roles, most recently as president for the last nine years. Dorsey will continue to serve as a global operating officer of Yamabiko and a board member for ECHO and Yamabiko Europe. 

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