Runbeck Election Services, an elections services company focused on delivering election printing, equipment, and software solutions, has promoted Jeff Ellington to CEO.
Most recently, as president and COO, Mr. Ellington oversaw Runbeck Election Services’ exponential growth during the 2020 election cycle.
“It is a true honor to take on this role of CEO at Runbeck Election Services,” Mr. Ellington said in a prepared statement. “I thank everyone for their trust in my leadership and look forward to working with our employees, customers, and partners in continuing to execute our mission to ‘defend democracy.’”
With Mr. Ellington ascending to the role of CEO, former CEO Kevin Runbeck will maintain day-to-day duties while assuming the role of chairman of the board at Runbeck Election Services. Having taken Runbeck Election Services from a small printing business to a full-service elections company, Mr. Runbeck will continue to use his decades of experience in the election industry to advise the company’s executive leadership on best practices.
“Jeff is a well-respected leader at our company and within the entire elections industry, it is my pleasure to have him step into the role of CEO and continue to build on Runbeck’s stellar track record and reputation,” Mr. Runbeck said in the press release. “I trust that Jeff’s leadership and experience will help ensure the continued long-term success of Runbeck Election Services.”
As the coronavirus pandemic started spreading across the United States in March 2020, amid the 2020 primary election schedule and just before the general election later that year, Mr. Ellington accurately predicted an increased demand in vote-by-mail services, the press release lauds.
In comparison to the 3.8 million ballot packets produced for the 2016 general election, Runbeck Election Services printed more than 35 million ballots and mailed more than 16 million ballot packets for the 2020 general election.
“I’m excited about our future,” Mr. Ellington notes. “Following this most recent election cycle, our company is well-positioned to continue offering the highest level of service and products to help jurisdictions across the country seamlessly run elections.”