Bertram Capital has installed Gary Edwards as the CEO of its portfolio company, Extrusion Dies Industries LLC (EDI; Chippewa Falls, WI), replacing John A. Ulcej, who will continue in his role as EDI's president. Edwards comes to the extrusion flat die maker from Tyden Group Inc., where he served as CEO of the manufacturer of identification, traceability, and security products, overseeing plants in North America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to that, he spent 16 years with Phillips and Temro Industries.
Kevin Yamashita, a Bertram Capital partner, said in a release that Edwards has experience helping companies that are already profitable to realize their full potential. "[Edwards] has special expertise in carrying out strategies for lean manufacturing, successfully integrating acquired businesses, and implementing organic growth initiatives that build on the company's core competencies." Ulcej, was part of the 2003 management buyout of EDI, along with Timothy C. Callahan, Christopher W. Curtin, and Ronald J. Kuhnen, from U.S. Bank....