About ~ HOWARD N. STEWART
In 1970, AGM was founded by Howard’s parents, Roger and Joyce Stewart. The following year, at only 12 years of age, Howard began working at AGM for “the princely sum” of just $1.00 an hour. He continued to work at AGM almost every summer until 1982.
In 1989, Howard returned to AGM in the position of “junior purchasing clerk”. In the year 2000, Howard was named AGM’s President/CEO. In 2002, the Tucson Metro Chamber named Howard as Tucson’s Small Business Leader of the Year.
In 2009, under Howard’s leadership, AGM was recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as “America’s Best Small Business”, beating out over 4,500 other contenders for this distinction. To date, AGM remains the only Arizona business to have ever received this distinction from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, Howard was named Southern Arizona’s CEO of the Year. In 2021, the Arizona Commerce Authority, in concert with the Arizona Technology Council, jointly named Howard as “Arizona’s Transformational Leader of the Year.
ABOUT AGM CONTAINER CONTROLS INC.
Founded in 1970, AGM is a supplier of pressure, moisture, and logistics management hardware that is beneficial to our nation’s aerospace & defense industry. As a result of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, in 1992, Ascension, a division of AGM, entered the wheelchair lift market, whereby AGM has become the designer and manufacturer of the world’s best wheelchair lifts for the public facilities and commercial space markets.
Furthermore, in the year 2022, Ascension, became the exclusive North American distributor for a new product called the Omeo personal mobility (wheelchair) device, which is already beginning to change the way many people with disabilities are leading their lives. As such, the Omeo’s unique, self-balancing technology enables its users to reclaim their independence and interact with the world around them in a revolutionary new way.
Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, AGM is a proud, American-owned manufacturing company, which has established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), such that AGM’s employees have become employee-owners who own a significant portion of our organization. In fact, such employee-owners have helped AGM Management to drive up the value of our organization by roughly 2,400% in the last 27 years.
Moreover, AGM aspires to be a model, principled company, whereby we do our best to provide for the needs of our employee-owners and their families, as well as to enable such employees to fulfill their personal goals through increasingly rewarding career opportunities and continuing education.
Howard N. Stewart
AGM Container Controls
3544 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716