Malco Products, SBC, one of the nation’s leading solution developers and manufacturers of a variety of high-quality tools for the building trades, announced that Bill Sharpe was recently appointed to its board of directors. 

Sharpe is a co-founder of Pathfinder Companies and Pathfinder Consulting, a Minnesota-based, privately-held investment and advisory firm that provides long-term capital to privately-held family and entrepreneurial companies. His leadership experience and corporate strategy roles in mergers, acquisitions and investment banking spans three decades.  

Sharpe currently holds three corporate board positions across a variety of industries. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. 

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Bill’s strategic growth experience and knowledge joining our board of directors,” said Rich Benninghoff, Malco president and CEO. “His deep expertise across many types of transactions and industries will bring a unique perspective to our board, and will be a tremendous resource for us as we move forward with our strategic planning and execution.”   

About Malco Products, SBC

Malco Products, SBC, based in Annandale, Minnesota, is one of the nation’s leading solution developers and manufacturers of a variety of high-quality specialty hand tools for the HVAC trade (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). Backed by over 70 years of history, Malco also manufactures “tools of the trade” for professionals engaged in exterior remodeling (roofing, siding and gutter) and fence installation. These specialized tools are built to last, rigorously tested and backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Malco is proud to be employee-owned and a Specific Benefit Corporation in the state of Minnesota, a legal designation that indicates that a specific social benefit — employee ownership, keeping jobs local and strengthening communities — is the primary driver of Malco’s business decisions. Malco earned a Manufacturing Excellence Award from Twin Cities Business Magazine in 2022 and was named the 2018 Medium Manufacturer of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.