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. … 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.
Today, ES&S is less dependent on sales and generates more revenue from services that include ballot design, equipment rental, machine maintenance and election support.
The Omaha-World Herald Co., which held a stake in ES&S for almost 25 years, sold its shares in 2011.
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