Kim Erdmann has been named the new CEO/President of Schaefer Brush.

Mr. Erdmann brings 35 years of manufacturing leadership with successful P&L responsibility in companies that include Fortune 100 companies including Frito-Lay and ITW. He has completed turnarounds in both private and public industry.

During his career Erdmann has successfully grown revenue in sales, marketing and general management and has provided leadership for business development, acquisition and establishing a strategic business plan. He brings the heart of an entrepreneur with the experience of a corporate senior executive. He has both the unique skills of a turnaround agent and a leader for strategic change; in one business he achieved a revenue increase of 14% with a ROS of 62% in a 3 year period.

Erdmann received his MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his BBA from UW-Whitewater. He serves as the Board Chairman for the Watertown Regional Medical Complex( LifePoint JV).

He joins Schaefer brush a 110 year old business that was purchased by Blackthorne Partners in June of 2015. A long time ABMA member with strong ties to industry and their customers, located in Waukesha Wisconsin, just west of Milwaukee.