ECCO Safety Group (ESG) announces John Ducharme as its new President of Americas, which became effective April 13. John 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, John 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, John held positions in Spain, Chile and 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.”
He has a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in finance and a master’s degree in international business and speaks fluent Spanish. John will serve on the Global Leadership Team with direct responsibility for the Americas division.