Eric D. Ashleman serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at IDEX Corporation since 2020. Prior to this position, he served as Chief Operating Officer since the beginning of 2015. He has been integral to the company’s success, including his role in developing the company’s distinct culture, business model and strategy. Mr. Ashleman also serves on the Board of Trustees at Manufactuers Alliance.
Mr. Ashleman has served in many leadership positions such as President of Gast Manufacturing, an operating unit that produces high-quality, niche pneumatics, when he joined IDEX in 2008. He received his first group executive role in 2012, with a collection of six companies from within two IDEX reporting segments. In 2014, he expanded his group executive scope into the IDEX Health & Science and Optics businesses. Prior to joining IDEX, he also served as the President of Schutt Sports, the market leader for protective equipment in American football. The company introduced breakthrough helmet technology during his tenure, capturing share at all levels of competition. Prior to Schutt, Eric led teams within operations and general management at three business units of Danaher Corporation. It was here, in tough turnaround situations, that he developed the ability to focus teams around the critical few business levers to drive quick momentum and progress. Prior to Danaher, he worked within scalable operations roles at AlliedSignal/Honeywell. He began his career within manufacturing at Lincoln Brass Works. Mr. Ashlemen also currently serves as a Director of Modine Manufacturing Co. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA from the University of Michigan.