pelican products vp manager south deerfield joe eckerle

Joe Eckerle

VP & General Manager - South Deerfield

Joe Eckerle is the Vice President and General Manager of Pelican Product's South Deerfield operations. In addition to running all aspects of the facilities' operations, he is responsible for leading more than 400 Pelican staffers.

Prior to joining Pelican, Eckerles' 25-year career saw him serve as senior manager in several manufacturing and operations roles, including Vice President of Operations at Technicolor. While there, Eckerle oversaw multi-state operational initiatives for the world's largest pre-recorded, optical disc manufacturing facilities. During his Technicolor tenure, he also managed technology roll-outs for such industry-changing products such as DVD, CD Rom, Mini Discs and Xbox® discs.

He has also held operational leadership positions at Sony and Mitsui Advanced Media as well as TriMedx Healthcare Services.

He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Regis University and his Bachelor's Degree from Central Michigan University. Eckerle is also fluent in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodology.