Aldo Tesi will step down as chief executive officer of Omaha-based Election Systems & Software on Jan. 1, the company announced Wednesday, and will be succeeded by Tom Burt, the company’s current president and chief operating officer. Tesi, 63, joined the company as president in 1999 and was named president and CEO in 2000. He added the role of chairman in 2013 and will remain in that position.
“I plan to reach out and be more involved in certain areas of the community where I hope to add value, and I’m going to enjoy the little bit of extra time with my wife and family,” Tesi told The World-Herald. “I’ve been working for a long time.” Burt, a Nebraska native, has been with the company since 2007. He previously worked as an associate partner at Gallup.
ES&S is the largest provider of voting machines and election support services in the world. The company’s voting systems and services are used in a majority of counties across the United States in addition to countries including France, Venezuela and England.
Under Tesi’s direction, ES&S has grown from about 250 employees 15 years ago to 460 employees today.
The company declined to disclose financial figures, though Tesi said revenue has “more than doubled” over his tenure. ES&S revenue was reported as more than $80 million in 1998. At that time, the company was more reliant on sales of electronic voting equipment for revenue.
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