CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — MiTek Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced that it has acquired Ellis & Watts Global Industries. Ellis & Watts engineers, designs, and fabricates highly customized HVAC and other products sold into the nuclear, military, and other industrial end markets.

“By offering highly engineered HVAC and other solutions into a wide range of end markets, Ellis & Watts enables MiTek to further expand its Industrial Business segment. Ellis & Watts is a terrific fit within the MiTek family,” said Tom Manenti, chairman and CEO of MiTek. “Andrew Pike and Richard Porco, along with the entire management team, will continue to lead the company. Ellis & Watts will operate as a separate subsidiary of MiTek.”

“We are excited to be part of the MiTek and Berkshire Hathaway team,” said Andrew Pike, CEO. “MiTek’s business philosophy towards sustaining profitable growth and its outstanding corporate culture makes this acquisition ideal from Ellis & Watts’s perspective. With the strength and backing of MiTek and Berkshire, we plan to grow the business through a number of strategic initiatives.”

For more information on Ellis & Watts, visit

MiTek is a diversified global supplier of engineered products, software, and equipment for the residential and commercial construction, and industrial end markets. For more information, visit

Publication date: 4/21/2014

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