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Ted Eliot III

President, Connell Brothers Division, Wilbur-Ellis Company

Executive Vice President, Wilbur-Ellis Company


Ted Eliot is the president of the Connell Brothers Division of Wilbur-Ellis Company, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients with operations across the Asia-Pacific region. Connell Brothers has 37 full service sales, marketing and distribution operations in 17 countries and 1000 employees. Mr. Eliot joined the company in 1978 and spent 18 years in Asia managing local and regional operations. He returned to the United States in 1997 and became president in 1999. He currently works out of the San Francisco headquarters and travels extensively among the Connell Brothers operations in Asia. Mr. Eliot is a graduate of Callison College, University of the Pacific (1978) where he earned a BA in International Studies and Economics. In 1990, he completed the Stanford Business School Executive Program.

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