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Company Overview of ECHO Incorporated

Company Overview

ECHO Incorporated develops and manufactures professional-grade and hand-held outdoor power equipment for commercial and homeowner markets. The company offers chain saws, grass trimmers, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, edgers, brushcutters, accessories, and parts. The company also provides bed redefiners, blowers, chippers/shredders, earth/ice augers, engine drills, power pruners, pumps, sprayers, and tillers/cultivators. ECHO Incorporated offers its products through distributors and dealers, as well as home depot stores in the United States and internationally. ECHO Incorporated was formerly known as Kioritz Corporation of America and changed its name to ECHO Incorporated in January 1978. The ...

400 Oakwood Road

Lake Zurich, IL 60047-1564

United States

Founded in 1972





Key Executives for ECHO Incorporated

Executive Vice President of Operations
President of Kioritz Corporation - Japan
Senior Director of Product Training & Support and Director of National Service
Age: 66
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ECHO Incorporated Key Developments

Ideal and ECHO Incorporated Partner to Provide Toro EZ-Link Integration for ECHO/Shindaiwa Outdoor Power Equipment Dealer Base

Ideal Computer Systems and ECHO Incorporated have teamed to provide dealers with The Toro Company's EZ-Link product registration system for those who carry ECHO and Shindaiwa equipment lines. By using the EZ-Link integration through the Ideal software, ECHO and Shindaiwa dealers now can save valuable time on product registrations, as customer information only has to be entered once. The system will automatically send the product registrations to ECHO Incorporated's database, and the information then can be utilized by the dealer for warranty confirmation, customer marketing, and product rebate processing. The EZ-Link system was developed by Toro to link dealer inventory and invoice information directly with Toro's business systems. The resulting connectivity leads to enhanced productivity on both sides.

Echo Incorporated Announces Executive Changes

Echo Incorporated announced that Tim Dorsey becomes the second American president of Echo Incorporated. He replaces retiring President Dan Obringer. Dorsey has been with ECHO for 18 years, most recently spending seven years as Vice President of Systems and Logistics. Obringer has served as President for the last five years and will remain in an advisory capacity for the next year.

Echo Incorporated Introduces the Standard in Tough for Farm & Ranch Saws: the Echo Cs-590 Timber Wolf

Echo Incorporated announced the introduction of the ECHO Timber Wolf CS-590, the official chain saw of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR). Falling within the mid-range price bracket and positioned within the popular 55-60cc semi-pro chain saw segment, the ECHO Timber Wolf is more powerful than top-selling farm and ranch saws, has more standard features and comes with a better consumer warranty. The ECHO Timber Wolf is an ideal saw for farm and ranch work. Its professional construction and features provide easy starting, simple operation, high performance, and quick maintenance. Available in 18" and 20" bar lengths, the Timber Wolf CS-590 is powered by a 59.8cc professional-grade engine. Standard features include: Heavy duty, easy access, 2-piece air filter; Decompression valve for easier starter pulls; Digital ignition system for smooth and quick acceleration; G-Force Engine Air Pre Cleaner(TM) for reduced air filter maintenance; Spring vibration-reduction system for smoother operation; Dual-post chain break system for durability and safety; and 5-year consumer warranty/1-year commercial warranty.

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