Electro Soft named to list of Philly’s largest veteran-owned businesses
November 16, 2017
We’re excited to announce that The Philadelphia Business Journal has again named Electro Soft Inc. to its annual Largest Veteran-Owned Businesses List and Largest Minority-Owned Businesses List.
We’re proud of our history, and the fact that we’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings.
“In 1986, I started my own business on my kitchen table after being laid off. A past client contacted me to help make a few cables for a project. That one-time job turned into several. We moved from my kitchen table to my garage, and then to our present address: 113 Keystone Drive, Montgomeryville,” says president and founder Jim Wallace.
Jim spent four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and another 36 in the Air Force Reserve. He used the G.I. Bill to get an Engineering degree from Penn State. “One of my first designs was used to debug secure communications equipment for the National Security Agency,” he says.
Earlier this year, we grew again, with the acquisition of another veteran-owned business: GWL Technologies.
“We have nearly outgrown our 18,000 square ft. facility and are working with an agent to identify a new building,” says Executive Vice President Karla Trotman. “We have some potential contracts coming up that will require more space and we are looking forward to continuing our manufacturing legacy.”