December 04, 2014
Tom Burt Set to Become New ES&S CEO
Election Systems & Software announced today that Tom Burt will succeed Aldo Tesi as Chief Executive Officer.
Burt, the company’s current President and Chief Operating Officer, will become the President and CEO on January 1, 2015. Tesi, who has been with ES&S for more than 15 years, will continue to serve ES&S as the Chairman of the Board.
"It has been my honor to be part of the ES&S team," Tesi said. "I am proud of the important role we play in election administration and the great support we give our customers. Tom Burt will do an excellent job moving ES&S forward and maintaining our trusted industry leadership position."
Burt has been with ES&S for seven years leading the company’s Sales, Customer Service, Operations, and Product Development departments. Before coming to ES&S, Tom held a variety of executive positions at McMaster-Carr and the Gallup Organization.
Tesi became CEO of ES&S in 2000 after joining the company the previous year. Since April 2013, he has served as CEO and Chairman.
As CEO, Tesi was responsible for leading the company’s overall business strategy as well as growing and delivering election solutions to state and local governments in the United States and worldwide. He developed ES&S into the industry leader in overall market share and delivery of quality election products and services, Burt said.
"Aldo Tesi infused the elections industry with his passion for people and products," Burt said. "I look forward to building on that legacy, starting with the launch of our latest tabulation system designed to address all future voting needs."
Before joining ES&S, Tesi spent more than 30 years in the technology and service industry with IBM and First Data Corp. He held various management positions at First Data, ultimately becoming President of First Data Resources, the largest division within the corporation.
In 2014, Tesi was inducted into the Omaha Business Hall of Fame for his contributions to both ES&S and First Data.