Crystal Group announces appointment of seasoned defense executive, Aaron Maue, as President

HIAWATHA, IOWA, May 30, 2023 — Crystal Group, Inc., the most trusted designer and manufacturer of rugged high-performance compute solutions, announced today that Aaron Maue has been selected as its new President, effective June 5, 2023.

During his 29-year career at Rockwell Collins and Collins Aerospace, Maue has held several executive leadership positions, most recently as Executive Director of Advanced Structures Aftermarket.

“We had some very high caliber applicants from across the defense industry, but Aaron was the stand-out choice, and we’re very excited to bring him on-board,” said Mark Edmonds, CEO of Crystal Group’s parent company, Employee Owned Brands. “We were extremely impressed with Aaron’s demonstrated record of delivering growth over a prolonged period of time, while leading and inspiring co-workers across a variety of strategic business units. Aaron has also led multiple program captures in the defense and aerospace markets which is particularly exciting as Crystal Group embarks on its next period of growth and product development.”

Throughout his tenure at Collins Aerospace, Maue has led large and diverse teams across a broad spectrum of business disciplines, often in different geographies. Maue established himself as the personal contact, not only for internal customers, but also for external clients. His well-rounded experience and relatable leadership style make him an ideal fit for Crystal Group’s employee owners, and its customers.

“I am hugely honored and humbled to be selected as Crystal Group’s next President,” Maue said. “Crystal Group is very highly regarded, not only in the Eastern Iowa community, but across the rugged computing industry both domestically and internationally. From what I have seen so far, this team is blessed with a wealth of in-house talent, a great product portfolio and a ton of opportunities in front of them. I can’t wait to get started!”

About Crystal Group, Inc.

Crystal Group, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance, rugged compute solutions for defense, government, and industrial markets. Founded in 1987, this fast-growing, employee-owned business specializes in the design, customization, build and testing of rugged servers, embedded computers, networking devices, displays, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments.

Their integrated solutions meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards, including MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, and MIL-S-901, to bring seamless, real-time artificial intelligence, autonomy and cybersecurity to demanding edge applications. All products are manufactured in the company’s U.S. facility, certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D standards and are backed by a five-plus-year warranty.

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