Essex Industries Announces New Vice President of Quality Assurance & Compliance

Essex Industries is pleased to announce that Mike Balbuena has joined the company as Vice President of Quality Assurance and Compliance.

Mike is a hands-on, process-oriented leader who is energized by working with people to solve problems and seek continuous improvement. His work experience includes leadership roles at Collins Aerospace, Crane Aerospace and Esterline Mason with 25 years in manufacturing, 15 years in quality leadership roles.

He holds an MBA and degrees in mechanical engineering, quality engineering and quality assurance in manufacturing and has achieved certification in supply chain management, Six Sigma Lean blackbelt, quality engineer, quality auditor and quality manager/operation excellence.

Essex Industries Acquires Stevens Manufacturing

Essex Industries is pleased to announce the acquisition of Stevens Manufacturing, an Aerospace and Defense manufacturing company located in Milford, CT, effective February 16, 2021.

Founded in 1947, Essex Industries is a leading supplier to the Aerospace and Defense market, providing platform controls, aircraft components, emergency breathing and liquid oxygen equipment. The company employs over 440 people in its St. Louis, MO and Huntington Beach, CA facilities.

Stevens Manufacturing provides precision machined OEM parts and sub-assemblies to aerospace and defense companies primarily supporting the rotorcraft market. Originating in the 1950s, the company has been a J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC portfolio business since 2014. Stevens operates from a single 62,000 sq. ft. facility with 54 employees.

The acquisition of Stevens supports Essex’ business strategy of further expanding its aerospace and defense product portfolio. With Steven’s location, it will also provide improved service for customers in the North East.

According to Evan Waldman, Essex CEO, “Essex and Stevens Manufacturing share common markets, manufacturing expertise and values. Working together, we will be able to offer a broader range of products and enhanced service for our customers.”

The company will continue to operate as Stevens Manufacturing in Milford, CT.

NOTICE: PBE Manual Update to Rev B

The User Manual for your Essex PBE (Portable Breathing Equipment), has been revised to include the new PBE p/n MR-10053N.

Should you require a new copy, please contact:

Kathy Kerley | kkerley@essexind.com | 314.529.4401

We can be reached for questions during business hours M-F. Thank you for your prompt attention.

US Navy Awards Essex Industries MRO Contract

Essex Industries was awarded an MRO contract from the US Navy for refurbishment of their 10 Liter Liquid Oxygen Converters used to support USN/USMC F-18 Hornet Fighter Operations.

Essex provides the US Navy with 10 Liter LOX Converters, 50 Gallon LOX Carts, 500 Gallon LOX Trailers and components. Essex entered the cryogenics market in 1963. Essex LOX Converters are used on many of the Department of Defense aircraft, including the A-7, A-10, F-4, F-5, F-15, F-16, F-18, F-111, F-117, T-2, T-38, A-6, EA-6B, E-2C, S3, C-5, C-17, C-130, C-141, KC-135, HC-130 and the B-52 aircraft.

Essex Industries Announces New Vice President of Business Development

Essex Industries is pleased to announce that Mathew Johnston has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development.

Mathew comes to Essex from Espey Manufacturing and Electronics, where he served as VP of Business Development. He previously held the same position at Leonardo/DRS. Mathew has more than 25 years of experience in highly engineered products for aerospace/defense, hybrid electric vehicles, and advanced permanent magnetics applications.

Essex Resumes Operations

Essex Industries has announced that all St. Louis operations will resume Wednesday, March 25th.  Essex qualifies under the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to continue production during the COVID-19 pandemic.  During this time, all non-essential employees will work remotely and the company will observe CDC guidelines in its facilities.

Essex Industries Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Essex Industries is pleased to announce that Todd Waldman has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.  In this role, Todd will be responsible for leading the Accounting, IT and MIS departments.

Prior to joining Essex in 2016, Todd had ten years of experience with positions at Ernst & Young, Olin and GKN Aerospace. Todd is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with an MBA from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.  He is a member of the third-generation within Essex as a family-owned and operated company.

NOTICE: PBE Manual Update to Rev A

The User Manual for the Essex PBE (Portable Breathing Equipment), has been revised to include Proposition 65 warning label as well as new part numbers.

Should you require a new copy, please contact Customer Service:

Jenny Dugan | jdugan@essexind.com | 314.659.4303

We can be reached for questions during business hours M-F.  Thank you for your prompt attention.

Essex Industries Control Yoke and Column Assemblies for LM-100J

Essex Industries has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to supply control yoke and column assemblies for the LM-100J transport aircraft. The LM-100J is a commercial derivative of the military C-130J Super Hercules, with select design changes enabling it to perform as a civil multi-purpose air freighter.

Under this contract, Essex will manufacture and test the entire assembly, consisting of a Lockheed Martin-designed column and an Essex-designed control yoke, which is identical to that of the C-130J. This system handles pitch and roll flight control, as well as the control of various aircraft systems such as pitch trim, communications and other on-board avionics.

In addition to the C-130J and LM-100J, Essex also supports the Lockheed Martin F-16, F-22 and F-35 platforms.