Our Legacy

For more than 60 years, Dekko has been a strong manufacturing partner to some of the worlds most well-known brands.  Established in 1952 by Chester “Chet” E. Dekko and Lyall D. Morrill, Dekko began under the banner of Lyall Electric, with five employees producing ready-made wiring assemblies known as harnesses for manufacturers of commercial refrigerators. The founders believed that manufacturers of commercial refrigerators could benefit from ready-made wiring assemblies, eliminating the labor-intensive practice of hand-wiring cabinets. This inspiration and attention to customer needs led to continued growth and expansion of the brand, and became the foundation of the Dekko value system. As industries continue to change and grow, Dekko intends to continue its legacy of solutions-based innovation and reliable, trusted service.

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Our Locations

With more than 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space at facilities throughout North America, Dekko is strategically positioned to quickly and efficiently meet the production and distribution needs of our customers. Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve your company’s needs.

  • Power and Data Manufacturing – Ardmore, AL
  • Sales Office – Los Angeles, CA
  • Sales Office – Chicago, IL
  • Assemblies Manufacturing and Molding- Avilla, IN
  • Corporate Office and Manufacturing, Garrett, IN
  • Innovation Center and UL DAP Lab – LaOtto, IN
  • Assemblies Manufacturing – North Webster, IN
  • Sales Office – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Sales Office – New York, NY
  • Warehousing – El Paso, TX
  • Manufacturing – Juárez, Chih. Mexico


Our Core Values

Our business is hinged on a set of core values that create Dekko’s unique company culture and client experience. These values are visible in every interaction with employees, customers and stakeholders, from our corporate offices to our North American UL facilities.

Integrity

We will respectfully do what we say we’ll do.

We’ll go above and beyond to create custom solutions that work specifically for you. Since our inception and still today, we strive to encourage and support our team members at a level that allows them to always produce products they believe in and service they can stand behind.

Accountability

We will accept and learn from mistakes and celebrate successes together.

We pride ourselves on our time-honored reputation for consistently delivering superior results that customers rely on and trust. Our knowledgeable team of experts work in a solutions-based environment that drives motivation and innovation throughout our company culture.

Passion

We are driven to win for our customers, employees and stakeholders.

We don’t just read about future trends, we set them. Our ideas, innovations and extensive product testing pave the way for the needs of tomorrow. Our active mentality keeps our employees engaged, energized and focused on the next advancement.

Unity

We will clearly work together to welcome success: WIN.

We work together, with you. Every team member and customer relationship is a valuable element of a partnership and an essential piece of our legacy. As a niche solutions provider, we thrive on technical proficiency and collaboration.

Customer Focus

We will continuously strive to exceed our customers expectations.

Without our customers, DEKKO wouldn’t exist.  Meeting our customers expectations is not enough, we want to be more for our customers, our stakeholders, and our employees.  We’re partners who help our customers solve their most complex manufacturing problems.


Awards

2017

Dekko honored by Knoll for Operational Excellence at 4th annual supplier awards

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2016

Dekko awarded Neocon Gold in the Workspace Technologies category for the innovative Low Voltage System

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2016

Dekko awarded Neocon Silver in the Integrated Technologies category for the innovative Low Voltage System

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2016

Salvador Espinoza, Dekko intern since 2013, wins High School Intern of the Year at the Indiana Impact Awards hosted by IndianaINTERN.net

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2015

Dekko wins Gold at NeoCon for its line of Ashley power products.

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2014

Dekko was chosen as the Steelcase, Inc. Supplier of the Year in 2014.

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2014

Dekko is awarded the Employer of the Year at the Indiana Impact Awards hosted by IndianaINTERN.net for its innovative high school and college internship program.

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Dekko Executive Team

John May

John May

Chief Executive Officer

John has led the DEKKO team since June, 2013.  John has over 20 years executive level experience as President & CEO for market-leading industrial companies in a variety of industries and has significant experience in all of Dekko’s end markets.

John earned business degrees from East Carolina University.

David Burnworth

David Burnworth

Chief Financial Officer

David joined the DEKKO team as Chief Financial Officer in November, 2014. As an executive with a broad background and strong track record in mid and large market businesses, David’s background includes manufacturing financial leadership responsibilities and leading Strategic and Corporate Development initiatives.

Before joining DEKKO, David served in several senior financial leadership roles at Danaher, Terex and most recently Newell, Rubbermaid’s largest operating segment.

David earned an MBA from Northern Illinois University and is a CPA.

Barry Laughlin

Barry Laughlin

Executive Vice President of Operations

Barry joined the DEKKO Team as Executive Vice President of Operations in June, 2014.  Barry has over 25 years of global operations experience in countries including North America, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and India.

Before joining DEKKO, Barry served in leadership roles at Navistar and Caterpillar.

Barry earned his MBA from General Motors Institute.

Theresa Peterson

Theresa Peterson

Director, Human Resources

Theresa started with DEKKO in September, 1984 and has been the Director, Human Resources since 2007.   Theresa has over 30 years of human resources experience, including benefits, payroll, labor management, and worker’s compensation.

Theresa earned her bachelor’s degree in business at Indiana Tech.


Life at Dekko

Our company culture is the cornerstone of the way we do business.
Our core values reflect a commitment to our employees continued growth and happiness in their careers.

Integrity

For more than 60 years, Dekko has built its success on hiring great people who have helped our company build the Dekko legacy. We are always seeking fresh talent to add to our team of veteran employees so they too can enjoy the Dekko legacy for years to come.

Accountability

We pride ourselves on our time-honored reputation for consistently delivering superior results that customers rely on and trust. Our knowledgeable team of experts work in a solutions-based environment that drives motivation and innovation throughout our company culture.

Passion

We don’t just read about future trends, we set them. Our ideas, innovations and extensive product testing pave the way for the needs of tomorrow. Our active mentality keeps our employees engaged, energized and focused on the next advancement.

Unity

We work together, with you. Every team member and customer relationship is a valuable element of a partnership and an essential piece of our legacy. As a niche solutions provider, we thrive on technical proficiency and collaboration.

Customer Focus

Our external and internal customers are what keeps Dekko striving for greatness.  We don’t just want to meet the expectations of those we work with, we want to be good partners, constantly working towards success for the benefit of everyone.

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