ESL President cuts ribbon to new facility

ESL Makes Big Moves: Fabrication Building Ribbon Cutting Event

In November of 2020 ESL made moves for the future and leased a building 1,000 feet away from its headquarters at 2900 Palisades Dr. This new facility doubles ESL’s fabrication capacity and provides a clear path for continued growth and prosperity for ESL Employee Owners. The official Ribbon Cutting ceremony for ESL’s Fabrication Building Expansion took place this month with Mayor, Jacque Casillas and Council Member Jim Steiner in attendance along with the ESL Leadership team. ESL President Marcelo Gonzalez and Chief Sales Strategists Michael Hellmers spoke to the group about ESL’s bright future. They emphasized how this expansion gives ESL the ability to improve processes and lead times making it possible for our organization to fulfill commitments to our customers and accomplish our Mission of making it easy to do business with ESL.

ESL Announces New President

Press ReleaseCORONA, California, September 24, 2020 – ESL Power Systems, Inc is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcelo Gonzalez as President. Michael Hellmers, who has been President of ESL for nearly 20 years, will continue to be engaged in the business and advance into the position of Chief Sales Strategist and Chairman of the Board.

Recently transitioned to a 100% employee-owned company through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), ESL is primed to tackle exciting challenges and opportunities as we emerge from Covid-19. Marcelo’s appointment is a clear reflection of ESL’s strategic vision as he is enthusiastic to accelerate ESL’s growth.

Marcelo Gonzalez , President - ESL Power Systems, Inc.
Marcelo Gonzalez

Marcelo’s key professional attributes include leading international organizations to double-digit growth, developing teams through coaching, and setting clear strategies while aligning teams to achieve a bold vision.

Marcelo holds a Mechanical Engineering degree as well as an MBA. Originally from Argentina, he has lived in several countries while holding key executive positions at Cavotec, based in  Switzerland, where he worked for almost 18 years. His last professional challenge was leading the international operations at DART Aerospace.

Marcelo will continue to build the organizational success of ESL, working hand in hand with Michael and David Helmers during the transition.

“I am very excited to be joining ESL,” Marcelo said, “I believe this is a tremendous opportunity to contribute in the continued growth of an organization that already has a great business model and a talented management team. We are well-positioned to bring ESL to a new level of performance and excellence.”

“Marcelo is the right new leader to drive ESL to the next level,” said Michael Hellmers. “There is enormous opportunity ahead, and we couldn’t be happier with Marcelo joining our team to lead ESL and our customers to mutual success.”

About ESL Power Systems, Inc.

A 100% employee owned company, ESL Power Systems, Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design and manufacturing of cord-connected electrical equipment for industrial and commercial applications and is also the premier custom control panel builder in Southern California.

Media Contact:
Erika Thorson
ESL Power Systems, Inc.
2800 Palisades Dr.
Corona, CA 92878
+1 (951) 739-7000
ethorson@eslpwr.com
https://eslpwr.com

ESL Power Systems, Inc. Becomes 100% Employee-Owned Through Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

ESL Becomes Employee Owned

After 28 years of expansion and growth, ESL Power Systems opens its next chapter

CORONA, CALIFORNIA:  ESL Power Systems, Inc. has completed a transaction to become 100% employee-owned through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  Since its inception in the early 1990’s, ESL Power Systems has emerged as an innovative leader in the design and manufacturing of safety-interlocked electrical solutions.  The Company has been owned and managed by Michael Hellmers and David Hellmers, with Douglas Roy, Carlos Valero, Pete Mehalechko, John Chaney, Jaime Hatzfeld, Tom Zinchuk and Greg Leger rounding out the management team.

ESL ESOP Group Photo

 

According to Michael Hellmers, President, “ESL employees have always been the cornerstone of our company’s success.  Our team embodies ESL’s core values and share David’s and my commitment to our business and stakeholders.  Employee ownership is the next logical step to ensure the legacy of our founders carries on.  David and I will continue to lead the ESL team and are confident the new structure will foster an ownership culture focused on growth and customer satisfaction.”

ESL Power Systems was advised by AmbroseAdvisors, a national investment banking firm specialized in employee-ownership transitions.  Michael Harden, Senior Managing Director, stated “Michael and David’s goal was to secure a sustainable future for the Company in a way that would be highly beneficial to the employees, customers, suppliers, and the community in addition to themselves.  Employee ownership, done right, benefits all stakeholders and should be celebrated.  We heartily congratulate the ESL team and thank them for trusting AmbroseAdvisors to manage this transition process.”

About:

ESL Power Systems, Inc.  is a leading electrical equipment manufacturer for industrial and commercial applications for a variety of industries.

About: AmbroseAdvisors is a national middle-market investment bank and financial advisory firm focused on guiding and assisting business owners with ownership succession planning, primarily through employee ownership.  http://www.AmbroseAdvisors.com

 

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New Product Announcement – eTRUconnect­™

Truck-trailer shore power

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our product solutions, Truck-Trailer Shore Power. ESL’s eTRUconnect™ provides safe utility shore power to electric or hybrid refrigerated units on truck trailers, eliminating emissions while loading/unloading or idle. Connecting electric or hybrid refrigerated units to shore power eliminates the need of running on board diesel generators/engines to keep the cargo within the optimal temperature range. This results in significant savings attributed to much lower electric energy cost. eTRUconnect’s, safe and simple connection and disconnection procedure allows truck drivers to use the system while minimizing the risk of injury. ESL’s eTRUconnect is the ideal solution for distribution centers, warehouses and truck stops. Learn more about eTRUconnect here!