Essex Industries CEO Evan Waldman Receives the 40 Under 40 Award

Essex Industries CEO Evan Waldman received the 40 under 40 award.

Evan Waldman joined his family’s business in 2004 as a sales and marketing associate. Learning the company from the ground up, he has served as Operations Manager for the Manufacturing Division, Director of Commercial Sales, Director of Strategy, and as Sr. Vice President of Business Development. He was named CEO of Essex in 2019.

Since his time as CEO, Essex has acquired companies in California and Connecticut, expanding capabilities and growth for the company.

Evan has a B.A. degree from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Washington University. He is a member of the board of St. Louis Makes, a nonprofit that supports emerging and mid-size manufacturing businesses, and he is a member of the board of the St. Louis regional chapter of the ALS Association.

Essex Industries is Supplier for F-35 JSF Program

F35_JSF_Stick&ThrottleEssex is pleased to announce their selection as a supplier for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter produced by Lockheed Martin.

The F-35 is a 5th Generation fighter, combining aircraft characteristics of advanced stealth, integrated avionics, sensor fusion and superior logistics support with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history.  Variants of the F-35 will replace the A-10 and F-16 for the U.S. Air Force, the F/A-18 for the U.S. Navy, the F/A-18 and AV-8B Harrier for the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as a variety of fighters for ten other countries.

Essex received a contract for the design, development and manufacture of both the sidestick and throttle grip.  They are also supplying scavenge valves, which support optimum engine performance.

According to Robert Geisz, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, “Our selection as supplier for the F-35 program continues the dominance Essex has on major platforms in the fixed-wing market.”