Name: Paul J. Shekoski
Company: Primex Family of Companies
Business Description: Time, Temperature and Weather products for B2B and B2C markets
Chapter: New York
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Paul Shekoski is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at the Primex Family of Companies, which are the leading time, temperature and weather instrument companies to retail, commercial and consumer markets. The company has offices throughout the USA, Hong Kong, China, Canada and the UK. Paul joined the 35-year-old privately held company in 2005 as the first outside CEO to accelerate the Primex Family of Companies growth in partnership with the founder Fred Koermer (Chairman). Primex Family of Companies has three main divisions focused on delivering innovative products and superior customer service while “creating a culture and environment based on family values and a belief in people.” The company is a leader in synchronized time systems based on wireless GPS technology and is one of the fastest growing companies in their categories.
Paul has over two decades of high technology experience in commercial and consumer markets. He began his career in avionics at Honeywell in Minneapolis, MN. After being recognized for his teamwork and passion at Honeywell, in 1992 he joined Seagate Technology, which is the largest hard disc drive company with revenues over $11 billion and based in Scotts Valley, CA. During his 13 years at Seagate, he held a variety of management positions in leadership roles around the world including business unit responsibility, corporate strategic planning, product development, marketing and business development. During his 13 years at Seagate, he spent four years in Penang, Malaysia, responsible for worldwide operations. He was instrumental in creating Seagate’s first entry into retail markets and growing the business from zero to over $250m in three years. The business has subsequently grown at accelerated growth rates through acquisition and it is now approaching the $1b mark.
Paul is a life long learner and seeks insightful perspectives on the business world. He earned an MBA from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business in 2003. He graduated from University of Minnesota in 1992, where he earned a Masters of Science in Management of Technology, which is a combined degree through the business, technology and IT schools. He also has a BS in Electrical Engineering.
Paul, his wife Mimi, and their son live in Crystal Lake, IL near Chicago. Paul is an avid mountain biker and hiker, enjoys travel and meeting people.