Scott Ellyson is CEO & Co-Founder of East West Manufacturing, a global contract manufacturing company that helps companies become more competitive by manufacturing their components, sub-assemblies, and finished products to world-class quality standards. Scott leads all operational functions including manufacturing, quality systems, finance, and technology at East West. Known around the office as the master of the spreadsheet, Scott is passionate about continuous improvement and developing an unrivaled organization who likes to have fun.
Scott grew up outside of Milwaukee on Pewaukee Lake. He attended Culver Military Academy in Indiana prior to graduating from engineering school at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) He began his career manufacturing medical instruments for Boston Scientific before moving to Atlanta as a global supply chain consultant for PWC (modeling for companies like IBM). After living in hotels and airports for a few years, Scott went on to start his first manufacturing company in Hong Kong in the late 1990’s. Prior to founding East West in 2001, Scott was VP of Offshore Manufacturing for DiversiTech, a HVAC manufacturing company.
When not at work, Scott can often be found near any body of water with his wife and daughter: Fishing, Paddle Boarding, or Sailing. He also enjoys his 5AM Boot camp workouts, a good run, or a session in the pool – really anything that keeps him physically fit and counterbalances a glass of wine with dinner! Scott sits on various boards where he can make a difference in the lives of the people in his community. His dreams: Being part of a team that helped build a world class global manufacturing company and someday selling the family house in Atlanta and living around the world on VRBO!