About Us //
Educational Equipment Company
School Display Boards & Cases | Kent, Ohio
Educational Equipment Company has been a premium provider of display items since 1934. Began as a small company in Northeast Ohio, we now proudly serve customers across the entire country, as well as internationally. After nearly a century, our experience provides a solid foundation as we co-author designs and visual display solutions with our many customers, work through multi-layered projects, and provide our expertise to everyday inquiries.
Educational Equipment Co, Kent, Oh
Over 75 Years Of Service...
In 1934 – the same year Flash Gordon debuted, Alcatraz opened, and the DustBowl swept across the midwest – a small company in Kent, Ohio was founded. It was given a modest designation in its inceptions, but over the next several decades Educational Equipment Co has become the premier source of visual display solutions for the scholastic and business industries. For nearly a century, Educational Equipment has redefined itself and the visual display industry. The high level of quality, trust, experience, and adaptability that it has attained is of a caliber that can only be acquired over decades of resolution and merit. Throughout the decades of change in the world and in the trade during the 20th century, Educational Equipment has remained a constant, valued business with a reputation that cannot be matched.
Meet Our Team
Warehouse & Shipping Supervisor
Rich Colon has been working here for over a dacade and through his precise attention to detail and lateral thinking, he worked his way up to our Warehouse and Shipping Supervisor. He has become the reason our shipments are so reliable. Although he's a resident of Akron now, he and his love of riding originated in Salem, OH.
Lead Design Engineer
Operations & Purchasing Manager
Mike Kaufman is The Honcho, Kahuna, & Top Totem of E.E. Co. As Owner/Operator of the business, Mike keeps a watchful eye over all the organized chaos that a manufacturing warehouse entails. His expertise and close connection to both employees and clientele alike allow for simple, fair, and worthwhile dealings with our customers. Free time = Boat.
Nate Kaufman is the IT Specialist for Educational Equipment, which proves to be more and more valuable every day. As we moved toward a digital, streamlined process, he is the one that kept us adapted and efficient. Even in his spare time, his hobbies tent to revolve around technology and applied science.
Austin Lambert comes from the Akron area and has been one of our reliable Lamination Processors for several years now. In that short time, he has become a very useful addition to the team. When he's not learning all the finer points of our intricate procedures he enjoys watching and playing sports or riding trails on his four-wheeler.
Scott Matthews is our resident Graphic Designer and Website Support Specialist. Although he's from Akron, he has spent years travelling to, and living in, countries all over the world. His unique point of view is helpful in the designing of custom pieces.
Marilyn Molnar is our Office Manager, Payroll Specialist, and all-around "Trunk of the Tree" for over a quarter of a century. Her essential organizational abilities and understanding of the big picture make her a truly indispensable part of our staff. She spends her free time in Rootstown with her children and grandchildren.
Shaun Morris is our Woodworking Technician in the shop and is responsible for the craftsmanship and stability of all the frame work needed for our clients. His free time (and warm weather)is devoted to his motorcycle and his golf game.
Zak Painter is one of our talented Fabricators, assuring the quality of our pieces for nearly a decade now. He grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, learning the finer points of construction and craft. He now applies that keen attention to detail and vision to the complicated units we produce - and the home brew he concocts in his spare time.
Director of Sales
Carl Schmidt has been one of the longest running benefits for over 20 years. He has been an invaluable member of the team as our Director of Sales and Marketing. Partially retired, Carl lives in Kent and devotes his free time to his grandchildren and teaching them the fine art of fishing.