Torrance, CA – May 30, 2019 – Pelican Products, Inc., is pleased to announce that longtime executive George Platisa has been hired as Chief Financial Officer effective May 21, 2019.
The CFO is one of the most influential positions at Pelican. Mr. Platisa will be responsible for leading Pelican’s financial strategies worldwide. He will oversee financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, accounting and reporting, budgeting, investor relations, due diligence activities associated with acquisitions and divestitures, treasury, tax and risk management. He will help guide growth and profitability and will participate in setting the financial strategy for the company.
“George Platisa’s exceptional financial expertise and advanced business acumen will be an enormous asset to Pelican as we move forward and grow our company. He brings to Pelican his significant experience in strategic financial planning, global operations, mergers and acquisitions,” said Lyndon Faulkner, Pelican’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re delighted to have George on board.”
Mr. Platisa has held high-level management positions in a range of industries such as consumer electronics, media and entertainment. His career trajectory has included stints at Belkin International, Price Waterhouse, Walt Disney Company, Broadband Sports, and Ascent Media Corporation.
Platisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from La Verne University.
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 the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 26 countries, with 24 offices and six manufacturing facilities across the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.