JANUARY 24, 2023


Tom Perlitz to remain through the end of 2023
EBI, a privately-owned high technology conglomerate focused in space & defense, pet food science and biotechnology, today announced the appointment of Brad Ellis as CEO and a member of the EBI Board of Directors, effective immediately. Brad will serve as CEO alongside Tom Perlitz, EBI’s current CEO, who recently announced his decision to retire in 2023. Tom will remain CEO through April 2023. At that time, Brad will assume sole CEO responsibilities while Tom will continue to serve as an advisor to the Board through the remainder of 20223.
Brad is a seasoned and proven business leader and is exceptionally qualified to keep EBI on its current path of success. He has spent the last 25 years at Crane Co. and Danaher Corporation and has successfully led and grown multiple businesses with greater than $1 billion annual revenue across a diverse set of markets and customers. Most recently he has been the Group President of the Water Quality Platform at Danaher, an approximately $3 billion business consisting of eight different operating companies. He has driven outstanding results throughout his career through a mix of both organic and inorganic growth grounded in strategy deployment, voice-of-customer, targeted and complementary M&A, and successful integration of acquired businesses. He has built and led global teams and achieved operational excellence through lean principles and a kaizen mindset. Importantly, he has extensive knowledge of the Crane and Danaher Business Systems, which share many foundational qualities with the Ensign-Bickford Operating System (EBOS) that has driven EBI’s success. In addition to these professional accomplishments, Brad is committed to EBI’s core values and motivated to contribute to EBI’s history and legacy.




NOVEMBER 16, 2021


Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) today announced it has successfully closed on its acquisition of Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood), headquartered in Bracknell, UK.
Headquartered in Denver, CO, EBI is a 185-year-old privately held corporation with diversified businesses in aerospace and defense, molecular diagnostics, and pet food palatability markets. Cawood Scientific is the UK’s leading independent scientific group, with laboratories throughout the UK, EU, and US serving the agriculture, food, and environmental sectors. Cawood will become a member of EBI’s Agriculture and Environmental Diagnostics Group.[...]




SEPTEMBER 27, 2017





Ensign‐Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) today announced it acquired TiNi Aerospace Inc. TiNi joins Ensign‐Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) and its subsidiary, NEA® Electronics, Inc., as well as new EBI acquisition Honeybee Robotics, Ltd. as another innovative solutions provider to aerospace and defense customers around the globe.
TiNi Aerospace is a reputed provider of products and services for the aerospace, defense, and subsea markets. Founded in 1996, the company has grown into a leading developer and manufacturer of release mechanisms employing Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) materials, offering both off‐the‐shelf and highly customized non‐explosive and field resettable release mechanisms.[...]