Transition from Father to Daughter


Electro Soft, Inc has been proud to serve our clients for the last 34 years under our CEO, James Wallace. What was once a small business has now become one of the largest independent contract manufacturers in the country. Without a dedicated and hardworking team behind Jim, Electro Soft would not be as successful as it is today.

After three decades of hard work, we are pleased to announce that Jim’s daughter, Karla, is now following in her father’s footsteps and taking on the role of CEO. Karla, as dedicated as her father, has been with the company since its founding in 1986. She did step away from Electro Soft to pursue an 11 year corporate career before returning to execute the succession plan. Since she was young, she has always done her best to contribute and help her father with company tasks. She grew an interest in manufacturing solutions and has worked her way up from stripping wires to implementing the ISO 9000 program and ultimately negotiating contracts on behalf of the business. Karla takes pride in the industry and is determined to bring products to fruition for all clients.  

As someone who understands the hard work and commitment it takes to execute all levels within the company, Karla is excited to serve as the new CEO of Electro Soft, and Jim is proud to pass his position to his daughter. Karla looks forward to continuing to provide excellent service and helping both you and your company with any future needs.

Get to know your new CEO! Did you know that Karla…

  • Sits on multiple boards – Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP) that raises money and trains attorney advocates to fight for abused and neglected children; Carson Valley Children’s Aid – a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing an array of services with a focus on children and youth including but not limited to – prevention; home, school and community-based interventions; behavioral health treatment; foster and residential care; and education in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware counties; and Drexel Board of Governors 
  • Is an active member of the Museum of the American Revolution Corporate Advisory Council
  • Has her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Logistics from Penn State and her Master of Business Administration from Drexel University
  • Owned an online business for 8 years WHILE working full-time in a corporate career.
  • Worked in supply chain logistics for IKEA, Gap, and Metrologic Instruments (bought by Honeywell)
  • Was a trained dancer for 15 years and taught dance through high school and college