Chip Johns acquires Edson International

Published on June 1st, 2021

Edson has been acquired by marine industry veteran Chip Johns, who previously owned Vanguard Sailboats before it was sold and rebranded as LaserPerformance.

Jacob Edson launched the company in 1859 with the invention of the diaphragm pump, with Edson continuing to manufacture a wide range of pumps, marine steering systems, and marine at its manufacturing facility in New Bedford, MA.

The Keene family, with brothers Will and Hank along with father Henry, had been at the helm of Edson for over 60 years.

Adam Cove, CEO of Edson since 2016, will remain with the organization through the transition. “I am excited about the passion and expertise Chip Johns brings to the company,“ comments Cove. “Chip has all the tools and experience to lead Edson into its next chapter.”

“Edson has an exceptional team, with an unrivaled product line and reputation, that we will continue to make even better,” said Johns.

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