To Accommodate Growing Global Demand, Ellis & Watts Announces Two New Senior Leaders
Larry Anderson Will Serve as Global Account Manager, and Steve Richardson Will Serve as Aftermarket Leader, a Newly Created Role
Batavia, OH – May 9, 2018 – Ellis & Watts Global Industries, Inc. announced it has hired two new senior leaders to accommodate growing global demand for its products and services. Larry Anderson has joined the company as Global Account Manager, and Steve Richardson has joined to assume a newly created position, Aftermarket Leader. Both gentlemen bring decades of experience and expansive knowledge of Ellis & Watts’ customer sectors.
Mr. Anderson will primarily work with Ellis & Watts’ Military and Aerospace customers to promote the company’s capabilities, match the customers’ needs with Ellis & Watts’ differentiated solutions, manage customer inquiries (from budgets & layouts through quote & purchase orders), and provide support throughout production. Mr. Anderson brings nearly 30 years of business experience, most recently with the Testing, Inspection, and Certification company Bureau Veritas, and before that with Cobham plc, (LON: COB) where he focused on civilian and military aircraft safety systems. He also held sales and finance leadership roles at GE Aviation (NYSE:GE), Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon Aircraft (NYSE: RTN).
Mr. Richardson joins Ellis & Watts in the newly-created position of Aftermarket Leader, where he will lead the company’s parts and service teams, focusing on expanding post-sale customer support around the globe. Mr. Richardson brings 30+ years of experience leading efforts to grow aftermarket businesses in the aerospace, automotive, pulp and paper, and packaging sectors. Most recently, he served as general manager for marketing and sales for the Nidec Minster Corporation’s services division.
Both Anderson and Richardson will report to Nelson Wesley, Ellis & Watts Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“We’re very excited to welcome Larry and Steve to our team, where each of them brings deep experience and rare strategic skills that will enable us to better execute our key strategic priorities,” said Wesley. “In addition, when you consider the backgrounds of these two leaders, it’s clear evidence of the level of talent and pedigree Ellis & Watts is able to draw in this competitive market.”
“I am thrilled to join Ellis & Watts. The company has a sterling reputation of reliable performance in demanding applications, as proven by the large number of systems still in use after decades of operation,” Richardson said. “I look forward to helping extend our after-sale support to match the high quality of our products.”
“Ellis & Watts has a global reputation that is second to none, and I am honored to be part of this team,” said Larry Anderson. “For over 65 years, the company has engineered and manufactured complex systems for critical performance in harsh environments. I look forward to helping sustain that legacy with our Military and Aerospace customers around the globe.”
About Ellis & Watts
Founded in 1952, Ellis & Watts Global Industries specializes in engineering and manufacturing HVAC, portable, heat transfer, and barrier systems for medical imaging, military, nuclear, aerospace, hazardous waste management, and research lab applications. Ellis & Watts offers complete custom flexibility on systems and parts engineered for critical performance in harsh environments, and it is committed to servicing these systems and parts for life. Ellis & Watts operates under a robust quality program that is ISO 9001 registered and meets the demanding requirements of ASME NQA-1. In addition, Ellis & Watts systems are performance tested to ensure safe and reliable operation. Ellis & Watts means mission-critical engineering; nuclear-grade safety; medical-grade quality; military-grade durability. We work to the highest standards on projects that are anything but standard. Ellis & Watts is a subsidiary of MiTek®, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B).