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Essex Industries has announced that Evan Waldman has assumed the role of chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, 2019. A third-generation member of the company’s founding Guller family, Waldman is just the third CEO in the company’s 70-year history.
Waldman joined Essex in 2004 as a sales and marketing associate. He has served as operations manager for the manufacturing division, director of commercial sales, director of strategy and most recently as Sr. vice president of business development. Evan has a B.A. degree from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Washington University.
Waldman succeeds Keith Guller as CEO. Both Guller and Mickey Waldman, president, have retired from their leadership roles in the organization, but remain active as family members on the company’s board of directors.
Essex Industries is a family-owned and operated manufacturer focused on the aerospace and defense market. Providing platform controls and aircraft components, Essex has been a part of virtually every major military and commercial aerospace program since the company began in 1947.
Other Essex product lines include liquid oxygen equipment, emergency breathing equipment and gas regulators. Essex employs over 300 people at its four locations in St. Louis, Missouri.