Effective January 1, 2014 Tim Dorsey becomes the second American president of outdoor power equipment manufacturer ECHO Inc., a subsidiary of Yamabiko Corp. of Japan. He replaces retiring President Dan Obringer.

Dorsey has worked for ECHO for 18 years in a variety of positions including the last seven years as Vice President of Systems and Logistics.  As a member of the Executive Team, Dorsey played a key role in the company’s growth and profitability over the years.

“The transition in leadership to Tim will be seamless,” says Obringer. “We have a great executive team and Tim has been a key member for the last seven years.  Our business has grown tremendously and I expect this momentum to continue and ECHO to grow and prosper under Tim’s leadership.”

Obringer, who has served as president for the past five years, will remain in an advisory capacity for the next year.

Dorsey and his family live in Cary, Ill.  He is a graduate of DePaul Univ.

ECHO Inc. is a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, high performance outdoor power equipment for professional and residential use. The corporation markets its products through independent dealers under the brand names ECHO, Shindaiwa, ECHO Bear Cat, and Crary. It also markets the ECHO brand through The Home Depot. The company is based in the Chicago suburbs. Visit www.echo-usa.com to learn more.

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