Press Releases

Ron Katz Retires as Board Chairman at Elkay Manufacturing Company 

Downers Grove, IL, March 3, 2020 -- Elkay Manufacturing Company today announced the retirement of Chairman of the Board Ron Katz. Elkay is an American-owned and operated manufacturer of plumbing and water delivery products. Elkay is also parent to Elkay Interior Systems, a global interior design, and manufacturing company; and Elkay Commercial Systems, a stainless steel commercial kitchen products business. Katz is a third-generation member of the founding family. He has worked at Elkay for 67 years and will remain an active member of the Board. Former Elkay President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tim Jahnke succeeds him as Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

 

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Elkay Interior Systems acquires Washington DC-based interior renovation firm, Digney York Associates

Move expands the company’s growing international branded retail design and builds capabilities

DOWNERS GROVE, IL (January 9, 2020) – Representatives of Milwaukee, WI-based Elkay Interior Systems (EIS) today announced the American company’s acquisition of Digney York Associates (DYA). The move strengthens Elkay Interior Systems’ ability to provide full-service interior design and renovation services for domestic hospitality customers who are refreshing their brands.

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Elkay Interior Systems acquires  European-based seating and décor businesses  Schloffer GmbH, Designed2Work, and Designed2Work Intl. 

Move expands the company’s growing international branded retail design and builds capabilities

OAK BROOK, IL (December 6, 2019) – Representatives of Milwaukee, WI-based Elkay Interior Systems (EIS) today announced the American company’s acquisition of Schloffer GmbH, a global seating and decor company based in Austria, as well as the related companies, Designed2Work and Designed2Work International. The move strengthens Elkay Interior Systems’ ability to serve international customers who are rapidly expanding their branded restaurant, hotel, and retail operations in Europe and the Middle East. 

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Elkay Welcomes New President and CEO

Ric Phillips joins Elkay from Essendant, Inc.  

Oak Brook, IL (October 21, 2019) — Elkay Manufacturing, an American-owned and operated manufacturer of plumbing and water delivery products and parent of Elkay Interior Systems (EIS), a global interior design and manufacturing company, and Elkay Commercial Systems, a stainless steel commercial kitchen products business, today announced that President and CEO Tim Jahnke, who has led the company since 2007, plans to retire from day-to-day leadership to concentrate on his role on Elkay's Board of Directors. Ric Phillips has been named by Elkay's Board to succeed Tim as President and Chief Executive Officer.
 

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