Gary Edwards
President and CEO
Gary Edwards
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Mr. Edwards joined Aqua-Chem, Inc. in 2016 as President & CEO. Prior to accepting his current role, he assumed the Chairman role at Maxcess International after the successful merger of Maxcess and Webex where he was previously CEO. Prior to joining Webex Mr. Edwards was CEO of Extrusion Dies Industries (EDI), a global supplier of tooling for the plastics processing industry. As CEO of EDI he introduced lean manufacturing concepts to achieve best in industry lead times, expanded EDI’s Asian footprint by establishing a Japanese manufacturing presence and expanding China operations, completed a strategic acquisition and successfully led the company through a divestiture that resulted in significant gains to the private equity owner. Prior to joining EDI, Mr. Edwards was CEO of Tyden Group, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of cargo security seals, utility meter products and accessories and product marking equipment, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. As CEO of Tyden he led the company successfully through a significant industry turndown and completed multiple transformative acquisitions. Prior to joining Tyden Group, Mr. Edwards was President and CEO of Phillips and Temro Industries, a leading manufacturer of diesel engine and exhaust related components. Mr. Edwards held various management roles before becoming President and CEO in 2001. As President of Phillips and Temro, Mr Edwards doubled revenues through acquisitions and core market expansion, including the establishment of a manufacturing and distribution presence in China. Prior to Phillips and Temro, Mr. Edwards held management roles at Coldstream Products of Canada, a supplier of refrigerated storage systems for commercial and retail applications. Mr. Edwards has extensive experience in driving growth of companies that specialize in highly engineered products, with a focus on strategy development, operations and finance, acquisitions and organic growth initiatives. He has an MBA from the University of Manitoba and a BS in Engineering from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan.