Robert Fesmire Sr
Chief Executive Officer
Bob Sr. took over Ellis in 1968. In keeping with the family tradition, he has driven the company forward with innovative products while always keeping the customer in mind. “We always stand behind our products. Our customers appreciate that and that has contributed mightily to our growth and reputation.”
Robert Fesmire Jr
Bob Jr. has been with Ellis since 1997. His great-great grandfather, Wynn Edward Ellis, founded the company. “As the fifth generation of the company I want to carry on the successful traditions of our business, but also always challenge our people to be the best they can and to provide the best products and support possible to our customers. My vision is that we build a world class legacy business that will go on for another 100 years.”
Director of Customer Support
Craig represents his family as a fourth generation within the Laundry and Textile industry. Upon receiving his degree he entered into the family contracting business servicing the dry cleaning and laundry processing businesses throughout the Chicagoland area. Since then, Craig has held positions with equipment manufacturers and consulting firms as well as handled operations in service, design, sales, marketing, and management. His emphasis on customer support has been demonstrated throughout his 40+ year career in the industry.
Sr. Vice President
A laundry industry veteran for over 40 years, Jim has a unique ability to size up a customer’s need, whether it’s business expansion, workflow analysis or specific equipment requirements. His wealth of experience and technical ability has helped businesses to successfully re-equip their facilities for maximum efficiency.
Customer Support Team Member
A loyal Ellis team member with a 19-year tenure, Lindon has established himself as a key player on our Sales and Service Team for 10 of those years. On a daily basis, he continues to bring world-class service and support to our valued customers.
Technical Service Manager
Chris joined the Ellis team in 2013 and is an important addition to the Service Team at Ellis. Chris has worked in Industrial Laundry settings since 2000 in plant engineering and engineering managerial positions. He has also worked in production and logistic leadership roles. He has a depth of technical knowledge and also understands equipment and production issues that drive a plant’s success.
Customer Support Team Member
Working his way up from the stockroom to his current position as Customer Service Representative, Andy has been on the Ellis team for over 15 years. He is always prepared and willing to go the extra mile to ensure your parts needs are met.
Sales Engineer/Project Manager
Thad coordinates with both Ellis Laundry and Ludell sales teams across the country, bringing together all the raw materials, tasks and trade professionals necessary to complete products for delivery to the customer on time and on budget. He entered the laundry industry in 1989, working in sales and design positions for other industry leaders before joining Ellis.