Luke Ericson has been appointed to the permanent role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Gibson Brands, reporting to Cesar Gueikian, President & CEO.
Acting as Interim COO since May 2023, Ericson has played a key part in reorganizing the business with the creation of the COO office around manufacturing, planning and supply chain as well as enterprise solutions, globally.
“I am excited to confirm Luke as our permanent Chief Operating Officer,” says Gueikian. “Luke’s overall experience as an operations expert, successfully serving in multiple leadership roles, uniquely positions him to drive operational excellence for Gibson. I have full confidence in Luke’s ability to lead our office of the COO, and Gibson, into the future.”
Hailing from Australia, Ericson has lived in the U.S. for the last decade. He studied economics and finance at the University of Technology, Sydney, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. Earlier in his career, he worked as a turnaround and restructuring consultant in Australia, and has worked extensively across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Ericson joined Gibson from the global private equity firm KKR, where he served as Operating Partner. During his time at the firm, he worked closely with the management teams at KKR Investments to develop and execute growth strategies. Ericson also held interim executive roles at KKR-owned companies. Before joining KKR, he was a management consultant with AlixPartners, where he helped consumer and retail clients improve profitability through operational improvement programs.
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