50 Years of EDMO!

EDMO Celebrates Golden Anniversary


2021 marks a GOLDEN milestone for EDMO Distributors—celebrating 50 YEARS!

“EDMO has enjoyed an incredible half-century of supporting the aviation community. There’s no question that our longevity is possible solely through the contributions of the many talented individuals we’ve been fortunate enough to call teammates. We also appreciate the rich relationships we have with our vendor partners—some of whom have been with us from the very beginning,” said Mike Schmidt, president of EDMO Distributors.

From the company’s inception, the underlying principles driving the business emphasized quality products and exceptional service. Today, EDMO maintains that vision while representing more than 300 manufacturers and serving commercial, corporate, military, and general aviation customers in the fixed-wing and rotor markets.

EDMO’s core values define the company’s culture of dazzling its customers, remaining positive, taking ownership, doing the right thing, and insisting on the higher standard—all while enjoying the ride. This focus creates an environment where the team is able to build lasting value for both customers and vendors by nurturing customer relationships, developing innovative services, and delivering top-quality products and service.

“It’s amazing to be part of the aviation industry from the days where avionics systems were a conglomeration of multiple components made by several different manufacturers and then witness the evolution to today’s comprehensive and fully integrated solutions,” says Schmidt. “EDMO has been able to adapt to an ever-changing market and continues to prove itself as a provider of world-class customer service and products. We look forward to many more years of continued success.”

Throughout the year, we’ll be celebrating this milestone by sharing our history, testimonials, and the memorable connections that we have developed with our vendors and customers to show thanks and appreciation. What a remarkable 50 years!


History of EDMO Distributors

In 1971 avionics shop owners Ed Lansberg and Morris Brown identified the need for a dependable avionics distributor in California. They agreed to form a partnership, and EDMO was born. The company soon became the distributor for the renowned manufacturer of avionics test equipment, IFR Systems (once Aeroflex, now part of VIAVI Solutions).

Over the next two decades, EDMO became an integral partner for avionics shops and avionics manufacturers throughout the United States and Canada. Wire, cable, and installation supplies were quickly added to the growing list of products and services offered.


Growth in an Ever-Changing Industry

In 1993 EDMO moved its operation to Spokane, Washington, and within six years built its new headquarters where the business operates today. Since then, the company has grown to be a global supplier to the aviation industry with customers in more than 180 countries.

Always looking for a way to better serve the needs of its valued customers, EDMO opened a warehouse in Nashville, Tennessee in 2017. With this expansion, EDMO offers 1-2 day shipping to most of the US.

Looking to the Future

Today, EDMO still stands apart from the rest being recognized as a leading distribution company globally and a name that people can count on and trust. This success is greatly attributed to loyal customers, high-quality vendors, and dedicated employees.

EDMO is excited to celebrate this golden anniversary and looks forward to the next 50 years.

A very sincere THANK YOU to our vendors and customers that have been an essential part of our success. Here’s to celebrating the next successful chapter—Cheers!