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Lyndon Faulkner

As Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lyndon Faulkner brought more than 30 years of visionary experience to his role as a senior business executive. Throughout his career, Faulkner has been recognized in key senior executive roles and driven billions in revenue to industry-shaping, Fortune 100 companies that include Technicolor®/Nimbus CD International and Microsoft ® Corporation. He played an integral role in thelaunches of such revolutionary technologies as the Compact Disc (CD) and Digital Video Disc (DVD) in the music, computer and movie industries. Faulkner led an IPO of Nimbus CD International on the US-
NASDAQ stock market that fueled numerous corporate acquisitions resulting in the building of a high-tech, world-class operation spanning the globe. In the process Faulkner built one of the world’s largest and most
profitable companies in the digital media and home entertainment arena at Technicolor. He continued to become a driving force behind the launches of such illustrious products such as Microsoft’s XBOX®, Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2000. Faulkner joined Pelican Products Inc in 2006, the company realized a 500% sales increase by following an aggressive strategy highlighted with acquisitions and international expansion, now directly operating in 26 countries, with 24 international sales offices and seven manufacturing facilities around the globe.

In December of 2008 the company acquired its largest case competitor, Hardigg Industries. This nearly doubled the company’s size overnight and made it the largest manufacturer of equipment protection cases in the world. Additionally, he closed a deal to purchase the renowned Australian-based rotational molded case manufacturer, Trimcast. The move brought two legendary brands under the same corporate umbrella, signifying the Company’s explosive regional growth. It also dramatically enhanced the Company’s custom packaging solution offerings in the Australasia region.

In late 2012, as part of the strategic growth plan, Faulkner led the company to introduce a wide range of consumer products imbued with the same tough-as-nails DNA as their commercial products, including coolers, luggage, drinkware and advanced LED lighting tools, ready for life’s adventures. In yet another move to diversify its products and services, under his leadership, the company introduced a line of temperature controlled transport cases for the pharmaceutical industry.

Pelican went on to acquire the industry’s leading pharmaceutical and life science Companies in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. He unified both Minnesota Thermal Science (United States in 2013) and Cool Logistics (United Kingdom in 2014) to create Pelican Biothermal – establishing one of the largest temperature-controlled service providers in the world.

In July of 2017, Peli Biothermal was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in a ceremony at their United Kingdom location and Faulkner represented Pelican at a reception in Buckingham Palace, thrown by Her Majesty the Queen. Again in 2018, for the second year in a row, Pelican was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise & International Trade.

The year 2020 started off with the acquisition of NanoCool, the Albuquerque, New Mexicobased manufacturer of temperature-controlled packaging solutions. This acquisition further increases the breadth of the Pelican Biothermal product portfolio, already the most comprehensive in the industry. Faulkner retired from Pelican on the sale of the Corporation to American private equity giantPlatinum Capital- in December 2021 Born and educated in Wales, United Kingdom, Lyndon Faulkner now lives between Wales and Los Angeles with his family.

From a humble background, playing rugby for Newport and Pontypool RFC, to a thriving business career, he has used his athletic determination and team leadership to drive success. He has been honored with numerous international business awards and featured in high profile business publications such as Forbes, Fortune, New York Times and other leading business publications. He won the E & Y entrepreneur award twice with two different businesses and featured in the US TV series “The Mentor”. Faulkner sponsored the mentoring of 7 Welsh SME’s- under a global Welsh Program-“The Master Class” – Flying 7 Welsh Entrepreneurs to his Los Angeles California headquarters to immerse and help develop the Welsh Companies with a global prospective to business growth. He lectured at Darden Business School- University of Virginia on the Distinguished Speaker Program

Lyndon Faulkner

Speaking Schedule

Why Wales: A Thriving Hub for Business Growth and Global Trade Opportunities

Monday October 16th 17:00 - 17:45

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