WEST CHESTER, PA — Lasko Operations (Lasko), a leader in home environment products, named Ed Vlacich CEO, effective December 9th. “The Board has found the right leader to build on Lasko’s success in achieving market leadership via a strong portfolio, retail partnerships and e-commerce growth,” said Jerry W. Levin, Chairman of Lasko. “Ed recognizes the importance of our domestic design, engineering, and manufacturing in providing superior service to our customers and products that delight consumers.”
“I am honored to be joining Lasko, a market leader with a legacy of providing exceptional service to its customers and great products to its consumers,” said Vlacich. “I believe Lasko has a strong business model and talented people that uniquely position it for the future.”
Vlacich brings over 30 years of consumer products experience to Lasko with a proven track record of delivering high-quality performance. He was previously Region Head, Henkel Beauty Care North America and President National Brands at private equity-held Sun Products. He spent seven years at Novartis in various leadership roles including Global Chief Marketing Officer, CIBA Vision and GM Germany/Austria. Vlacich is known for his expertise in general management, operations, marketing, sales, and new product development.
“Ed is a proven leader who has excelled at strategic leadership and execution,” said Kevin LaHatte, a Principal at Comvest Partners, a private investment firm that invested in Lasko with its executive partners. “We are excited to work with him to grow the entire Lasko portfolio of products by upholding the legacy of the Lasko brand, leveraging its US-based distribution and manufacturing capabilities, and delivering superior products.”
Source: Lasko, 820 Lincoln Ave West Chester PA 19380
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