Rick Anderson (left) has been named the new president of Anderson Die & Manufacturing, the Portland-based maker of injection-molded nursery containers and band pots, effective Jan. 1, 2012. He takes over from his father, George Anderson (right), who founded the company in 1954 and will continue to serve as chairman. From the official announcement:
Rick’s background includes a business and technology degree from Oregon State University, and a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Portland State University. He severed as an aircraft maintenance officer in the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of Captain. Anderson has an extensive background in the musical instrument industry with Rodgers Instruments of Hillsboro, Ore., Roland Corporation, Steinway Musical Properties and CBS, Inc. He has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Electronic Organ Manufacturers and the International Association of Electronic Keyboard Manufacturers. He most recently served Anderson Pots as vice president. He will continue to work on expanding the firm’s business and sales opportunities after a successful 2011 which saw the firm’s overall sales increase more than 80 percent compared to the previous year.
We profiled the company and its two key figures (PDF), George and Rick, in the December issue of Digger magazine.