Transition in Ownership

Transition in Ownership

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 08:00


Mark Stein recently announced his retirement, and that his son, Stuart Stein, will be taking over ownership of the company. While Mark’s retirement is still a couple years away, the interim time period will allow for a smooth transition as Stuart assumes responsibility for leadership of the company.  Mark is targeting a retirement date of February 4th, 2020 which will commemorate 40 years of service with the company.  And as an added incentive, the company usually has a celebration with cake for employees that reach that milestone.  ;)
 
Stuart will represent the third generation of family ownership, as Stuart’s grandfather, Clint Stein founded the company in 1952.  

ESCO, Stein Sign Display, Elite Signs & Graphix, and Buy Direct Signs are the four divisions of the company.  Roughly 120 employees encompass the two facilities that are located in Watertown and Webster South Dakota.   

Clint Stein, Founder
Clint Stein, Founder
Mark Stein, 2nd Generation
Mark Stein, 2nd Generation Owner
Stuart Stein, 3rd Generation
Stuart Stein, 3rd Generation