Portland Business Journal Names CTL Corporation's Executive Vice President as One of 2009's '40 Under 40' Execs

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Erik Stromquist recognized as one of the PBJ's "40 Young Guns."

Each year the Portland Business Journal identifies the 40 top Portland, Oregon executives under the age of 40. This year CTL's Erik Stromquist made the prestigious list of the most successful, civic-minded and talented executives.

The magazine recognized that Erik is the rare executive who knows the numbers, the products, the marketing and has the vision to know how, when and where to expand the business in any climate. He has increased the bottom line, expanded its computer and Nexus Electronics, CTL's HDTV business, Solotronics, the importing and distribution of solar panels and PV related inverters while founding Retronics, CTL's much-admired e-waste recycling element.

His work has made CTL a nationally recognized leader.

Erik started at CTL after graduating from the University of Oregon in 1992 and is now Executive Vice President. CTL has given him the platform to innovate and he has taken advantage of the opportunity to let his rare combination of imagination and grounded financial skills to help the company flourish. His involvement in CTL's "2GoPC," a specialty laptop for kids has brought him international recognition.

Erik's reaction:

"I feel honored to be recognized for my achievements thus far. My goal is to continue to innovate and lobby for Portland Business Journal's 50 under 50. I have a lot of things to do in the next 10 plus years."
On what he does:

"We're a very entrepreneurial company. I like to come up with ideas and turn them into businesses."

About CTL

Founded in 1989, the company manufactures CTL-branded desktop computers, laptops and notebooks, computer monitors and servers as well as its Nexus brand of plasma and LCD televisions. Headquartered in Portland, with offices in Seattle and Seoul, Korea, CTL is a supplier to numerous government agencies in Oregon and Washington, and to many of the most recognized corporate brands, including Kroger Company's Fred Meyer chain and Intel Corporation. CTL's Retronics division is one of the nation's leading recyclers of technology components. For more information about CTL, please visit http://www.ctlcorp.com/shop

Erik Stromquist, CTL Corporation, 503/644-8541


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