Management at Ergotron
Diane Richardson President, OEM/ODM Business Unit
Diane Richardson joined Ergotron as the Sr. VP of the newly formed OEM Business Unit in 2004 as part of the Ergotron/CFT merger. Since that time Diane has overseen the strategic expansion and rapid growth of the OEM/ODM Business Unit at a global level. With a focus on growth in the existing customer base and developing new markets for Ergotron’s innovative mounting products and technologies the BU has seen average revenue growth of 45% each year since it began. Under Diane’s leadership, over 100 new products have been successfully conceptualized, designed, launched and fulfilled for some of the largest computer, TV and technology companies in the world. The BU has also expanded by offering global logistical fulfillment management and end customer service and support.
Mrs. Richardson joined CFT as the VP of Program Management in 2002 and was a key contributor in bringing that company from concept to profitability in just over 2 years. In that role she established new customer relationships for the company in the US, Asia and Europe that still exist today with Ergotron’s OEM/ODM BU.
Prior to joining CFT, she was the Sr. Director of Program Management for Manufactures Services Ltd., a top global EMS company, where she successfully managed and grew several large and profitable accounts such as Rockwell, Cisco, Unisys and IBM. Diane began her career at NCR/AT&T and remained with them 17 years while holding senior positions in Operations, Customer Service and Program Management.
Mrs. Richardson attended courses at the University of Minnesota and Bethel College with a focus on Economics and International Business and has achieved APICS certification.
Diane and her husband Dan own a power sports business in the northern suburbs. They enjoy snowmobiling, riding ATV’s and motorcycle trips with friends and family whenever they can find time. Diane is a huge animal lover and she actively supports several animal shelters and charities.