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Our Team

Ed Maxwell

Ed joined his father in the business in 1975. He took over as president in 1990 and as CEO since 2010. Along with Tim Murphy and Josh Braska, Ed covers the New England territory. Ed's hobbies include music, kayaking and biking. He has been playing upright bass for several community orchestras over the past 25 years. His wife, Linda, is ESA's CFO and, between the two of them, they have three daughters and three grandchildren.

Joe Flick

Joe has been with ESA since 1980. He has been president since 2010. Along with John Didonato, he covers the New York, New Jersey and Eastern PA territory. Joe loves sales and taking care of customers. But, more importantly, he loves his family--his wife, two boys, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. His hobbies include bowling and watching his New York sports teams.

Josh Braska

Joshua joined the team in September of 2015. He comes from a background in sales and marketing. He serves New England industrial and pneumatic product needs. He lives in Palmer, MA and enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with family.

Suzanne Chagnon

Suzanne joined ESA in 1999 as the Customer Relations Manager. Her background includes 7 years in marketing for a major construction tools organization. She works from the Palmer, MA office where her duties include industrial quoting and order entry, ESA database management and accounts receivable. Suzanne and her husband have 2 children and when she is not attending one of her son's baseball games or her daughter’s dance performances, she enjoys spending time with family at the beach, reading a good book, and anything to do with her favorite Boston sports teams.

John DiDonato

Employed by ESA since 1988, John has over 28 years of Sales/Marketing experience with ESA and prior employment. With ESA, he has provided inside sales support, managed the Corporate Customer Service Department and currently handles the State of NJ and Eastern PA as an Outside Representative. John has extensive experience working with distributors, end users, contractors and engineers that serve the PEI Market.

Peter Galvin

Peter joined ESA in 2016. Peter was a sales account executive for 27 years. He covers the MD, VA, and DE territory. His hobbies are running, biking and being outdoors. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children.

Mike Gaylor

Mike joined ESA in 2017. He comes from a background of compressed air sales engineering and has worked in distribution sales for more than 25 years. He covers the New England territory. Mike's hobbies include refereeing ice hockey, golfing, and spending time with family. He lives in Enfield, CT and is married with four children and one grandchild.

Tim Murphy

Tim started with ESA in 2011, and has been working in the the petroleum industry for 10 years. Tim is responsible for working with end-users, contractors, engineers and distribution in the the New England Territory. He lives in the Western Massachusetts area with his wife and three children.

Jim Sienkiewicz

Jim has been associated with ESA since February of 2007. His involvement in outside sales and marketing started in 1995, all the while focusing on customer needs and how to satisfy them with products and services he could offer. His territory covers Western NY, Western PA, W.VA. and Canada. He and his wife Susan love to spend time with their grandson and spoil him rotten. They enjoy boating and anything to do with being around water, and following the Buffalo Bills through good times and bad.

Dave Xanatos

Dave started with ESA as a contractor in 2007. His expertise is in electronics and embedded systems design and programming. Dave began full time with ESA in 2015 and currently works extensively with the Containment Solutions line of above-ground and underground fuel and water storage tanks. His hobbies include flying, hiking, and high-energy physics, nuclear fusion reactor design and AI Robotics. He loves to visit historic sites with his wife and grand-daughter who he spoils whenever possible.

Our History

Eastern States Associates was founded in 1955 by Edward Maxwell, Sr.

The original territory covered by "Ned" Maxwell, Bill Campion, Sr. and Bob Cole, was New England and New York state.

In 1975, Edward Maxwell, Jr. joined the company and in 1980 Joe Flick became part of the organization.

In 1983, Kevin Maxwell (who died in 2004 in a tragic skiing accident), left the U.S. Navy and became part of the ESA organization.

Over the years, from 1980 on, ESA expanded its territory south, finally reaching Virginia.