Elite Co-Founder & Matriarch Passes Peacefully This Week
September 9th, 2016
Elite Electronic Engineering, Inc. is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Marilyn Klouda, Co-Founder of Elite and wife of the late James C. Klouda. Marilyn died peacefully on September 7th surrounded by her family.
Marilyn’s contribution to Elite cannot be understated. From the beginning she worked side-by-side with Jim Klouda and helped create the early vision of Elite as a world-class electronics testing business. In addition to raising the Klouda’s five children, Marilyn’s responsibilities at Elite included office manager, technical writing and typist, along with sales and marketing support. However, her greatest contribution to the success of the company is the family-oriented culture and spirit that she championed and remains a part of Elite today. Her belief in having employees working together as a family to achieve success is very much a product of Marilyn’s influence and will be her lasting legacy at Elite.