Essex Industries’ Huntington Beach Location Moves Operations into Larger Facility

Essex Industries is excited to announce the successful consolidation of two manufacturing buildings into a new and larger facility in Huntington Beach, CA.

The consolidation is enhancing production efficiency and customer service. Essex has expanded its capabilities, including the addition of a temperature-controlled inspection room. The office space has been streamlined, and the now 22,500-square-foot facility includes increased space for dedicated aerospace and medical assembly areas.

This move brings immediate operational efficiencies to Essex Industries while positioning the company for future growth and expansion opportunities. They remain dedicated to providing high-quality products and industry-leading solutions.

“This was a great team effort to coordinate a move of this size, in a short time frame, while maintaining excellent on-time delivery to our customers.  The new layout has provided improved throughput and fostered a new level of teamwork and collaboration.  We are in an excellent position to support our existing customer base and grow our precision machining and light assembly operations.”  said Ed Young, VP/GM of the Huntington Beach facility.

Essex Industries Announces New Vice President of Manufacturing Operations

Essex Industries is pleased to announce the promotion of Seth Voelker to Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. As a hands-on leader who takes a simple approach to problems and improvements, Seth has been a driving force in elevating operational excellence within the company.

Seth joined the company in July 2019 as the Continuous Improvement Manager, driving continued refinement throughout the business. He spent the last two years helping Essex acquire and integrate two new companies into their portfolio as the Operations Manager.

Seth has an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering, as well as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt. His work experience includes leadership roles at Lear Seating, Brunswick Boats, and Visteon, with 23 years in manufacturing.

Essex Industries Announces New Vice President of Business Development

Essex Industries is pleased to announce the promotion of Corey Waldman to Vice President of Business Development. His experience and commitment make him a valuable addition to our business development team and executive leadership.

Corey joined Essex in 2010, starting in the Sales Department, where he dedicated eight years to growing the liquid oxygen business for both defense and commercial aviation markets. He later transitioned to the Continuous Improvement Department as a Value Stream Analyst, moving on to Manufacturing Operations as a Production Control Manager, overseeing Essex’s transition to a new ERP system from the manufacturing perspective. Then, served as an Operations Manager and Site Team Captain at one of Essex’s manufacturing plants.

Corey holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, a Certification in Production and Inventory Management from the Association for Supply Chain Management, and is Lean Certified by the University of Kentucky and Toyota Production Systems.

Essex will Display at the Airlift/Tanker Association Conference & Technology Expo 2023

Essex Industries is excited to participate in the 55th Annual Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium & Technology Exposition happening on November 9-12, 2023, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel, Grapevine, TX. 

Essex is proud to have a Corporate Partnership with the Airlift/Tanker Association, an organization dedicated to providing a forum to ensure that American military forces continue to have the air mobility capability required to implement U.S. national security strategy. The audience includes the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command, whose focus is airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical evacuation. The conference is an excellent opportunity to interact with direct users of Essex Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Systems, essential tools for aeromedical evacuation to provide wounded warriors with the necessary care. 

Essex Industries designs and manufactures platform controls, aircraft components, LOX systems, and emergency breathing equipment (EBE). This year will showcase various LOX Systems, as well as EBE. Essex EBE is the standard equipment aboard U.S. Air Force passenger-carrying aircraft, as well as many other air forces around the world.

Visitors to the Essex booth #318 will have a chance to interact with the product displays, and a team of experts will be available to discuss the unique features, benefits, and applications of these systems, as well as answer any questions attendees may have.

Also, by visiting the booth, you can enter to win a stick grip desk model! One winner will have the opportunity to choose between the C-17, F-15EX, or F-16 and receive a customized desk model grip.

Essex to Explore International Markets at DSEI 2023

Essex Industries is thrilled to announce its participation as a first-time exhibitor at DSEI 2023, one of the world’s largest defense and security exhibitions. The event will be held from September 10th to 13th, 2023, at the ExCeL London exhibition center. Find Essex in the Aerospace Zone, Hall 5, booth H5-501.

They will be showcasing product design and manufacturing capabilities and will speak to their ability to provide products and services for retrofit and upgrade programs. Essex Industries specializes in manufacturing human-machine interfaces, providing grips for some of the most advanced air and ground combat vehicles in the world. Essex is also a leading provider of mechanical and electro-mechanical aircraft components and assemblies that are a part of virtually every subsystem of an aircraft, including fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic, and oxygen systems. Essex’s Liquid Oxygen Systems have been used in aerospace since 1963. They are also a leading manufacturer of Emergency Breathing Equipment. With a talented team, advanced tools, and rapid prototyping capabilities, Essex is well-equipped to meet the demands of adjacent international markets.

Essex Industries set to participate in ACPC 2023

Essex Industries is excited to announce their participation in the 2023 Air Carriers Purchasing Conference, which will take place August 19-22, in New York City, NY.

ACPC is renowned as the most productive aviation conference globally, providing unparalleled networking opportunities over four action-packed days. The Conference and the Aviation Networking Forum, a dynamic one-day trade show, consistently sell out each year.

At the ANF event, Essex will showcase the industry leading Essex Crewmember PBE, a self-contained, portable, protective breathing device. Additionally, Essex will educate attendees on the device’s proven safety features and showcase a range of mounting bracket options available for airlines.

Designed to safeguard aircraft crewmembers from the effects of smoke, carbon dioxide, harmful gases and oxygen deficiency, it provides protection as they manage in-flight fire, smoke or fume emergencies and assist the evacuation of passengers. The Essex PBE holds FAA TSO-C116, TSO-C99 approvals as well as CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC approvals. It is available on GSA Advantage under contract number GS-07F-0483N.

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Essex Industries CFO Todd Waldman was selected as a 2023 TITAN 100

Essex Industries CFO Todd Waldman was selected as a 2023 TITAN 100. 

The TITAN 100 is a national program that recognizes the top 100 CEO’s and C-level executives in a region. Representing both the private and public sectors, these TITANS of Industry demonstrate exceptional leadership, vision, passion, and influence in their field. 

Todd says, “My people leadership style is predicated on The Platinum Rule, which is a variation of The Golden Rule, that calls for ‘Treating others the way they want to be treated.’ It’s important to recognize everyone as a unique individual, find out what makes them tick, and treat them in a way that will result in getting the most positive and impactful outcome.”

Todd Waldman was appointed CFO in 2020 and has been instrumental in leading Essex’s accounting, finance, and IT/IS departments to prepare for taking the business to the next level. His leadership helped the business to streamline back-end office processes, conduct due diligence and integrate acquired companies, and launch a new ERP system that will be a foundation for day-to-day business execution as well as a component of fostering future growth.

 

Essex Set to Showcase Custom Aircraft Components & Platform Controls at Paris Air Show

Essex Industries, a leading Aerospace & Defense Manufacturer, is proud to announce its participation in the 54th International Paris Air Show, exhibiting June 19-22, 2023. Essex will display its product design and manufacturing capabilities through a diverse range of platform controls, assemblies, and complex aircraft components in the US Pavilion, booth 3-D158, inside the newly constructed Hall 3 at La Bourget.

Essex manufactures thousands of unique mechanical and electro-mechanical aircraft components and assemblies for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, including those used in fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic, and oxygen systems. Also, experience in designing human-machine interfaces (HMI), manufacturing platform controls, and control panels. Essex Liquid Oxygen Systems have played a large role in aerospace since 1963. Essex provides new LOX systems for military and commercial applications, ranging from a 5 Liter Converter to a 500 Gallon LOX Cart, and provides MRO for existing systems. The company is also a leading manufacturer of Emergency Breathing Equipment. Essex has contributed to every major aerospace program since 1947.

Essex has the right talent, the necessary tools, rapid prototyping capabilities, and in-house design testing. With a rigorous Stage Gate controlled development process, excellent communication with customers, and cross-functional teams, Essex ensures high-quality results and reduces sustainment issues throughout the program’s life. “Whether the Essex team is designing and qualifying our own products to meet customer specifications or collaborating with our customers to bring their product designs to life…” said Evan Waldman, CEO of Essex Industries.

Essex Attended AAAA Mission Solutions Summit

As a longtime supporter and Industry Member of the Army Aviation Association of America, Essex Industries is celebrating a successful event at the 2023 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit. This year Essex kicked off the Quad A week as a sponsor in the 2023 AAAA Air Assault Chapter Golf Tournament, and the team won first place at the tournament!

During the exhibitors’ event, Essex showcased Aircraft Components and Platform Controls as part of the over 250,000 fielded products serving the warfighter daily. This event is a big opportunity for the entire Army Aviation Community to gather in one place to further the advances in the field. Essex was honored to be part of this essential gathering, providing excellent opportunities to meet, network, and establish close relationships with attendees and exhibitors.

The event was a success, with over 10,000 attendees from 26 countries worldwide representing the Army Aviation Community. Over 400 exhibitors and 60 events and hall of fame table sponsors were also present, with more than 70 speakers highlighting the latest innovative trends in Army Aviation. Essex is excited about the future collaborations resulting from this successful event, and we are saving the date to participate in the 2024 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, April 24-26, in Denver, Colorado.

Essex is Attending AFA Warfare Symposium

Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colorado, March 6-8, 2023. As a Corporate Member of AFA, we look forward to being a part of the Technology Exposition.

Being at the forefront of innovation for advanced aircraft platforms, Essex continues to take on new technology challenges in human-machine interfaces (HMI) and cockpit and equipment control panels. Essex supplies the main pilot/aircraft interfaces for flight, avionics, and armament systems on many of the fighter jets. Also, most USAF trainers, tankers, reconnaissance, and transport aircraft have Essex platform controls, aircraft components, emergency portable oxygen systems/EPOS, or liquid oxygen equipment onboard.

As an exhibitor of AWS 2023, we hope to learn of present and future HMI challenges and the contribution that our capabilities and experience can provide to order to support the USAF and deter, fight, and win. Our 75-year history and success in the extreme MIL-SPEC aircraft testing environment gives Essex an advantage in understanding customer requirements and associated standards in the battle-tested, mission-ready military aircraft arena. This knowledge base spans the product offerings in HMI, cockpit and equipment control panels, and related DOD build-to-print components and assemblies. Essex brings manufacturing expertise, program management, engineering, procurement, technical staff, quality and compliance controls, and continuous improvement to ensure all customer requirements are met.

We would love the opportunity to meet and hear from attendees interested in Essex products and services. If attending the Technology Exposition, visit booth #835 and grab an Essex Grip stress reliever. Also, join us for a taste of local brew in our booth Tuesday, 07 March 1400-1600.