Joseph C. Eddy
Joe Eddy recently retired as President/CEO of Eagle Manufacturing Company in Wellsburg, WV and Executive VP of Justrite Safety Group in Chicago, IL, after successfully integrating the operations of these two world class manufacturers after Eagle was acquired by Justrite in 2018. Joe maintains an ownership interest in the Justrite platform of companies, and manages his energy and management consulting company, Enhanced Technologies, his energy development company, Pinnacle Holdings, and the real estate investment trust, Heritage Holdings.
Joe was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia and grew up on a cattle farm in Friendly, W.Va., graduated from Sistersville High School, receiving four scholastic and athletic scholarships, and then played football and rugby while earning his Petroleum Engineering degree from Marietta College. Joe has consistently proven an outstanding sports, community and business leader. During his 24-year career at Eagle, Joe has made significant and lasting contributions to his hometown of Wheeling, Eagle’s hometown of Wellsburg, the State of West Virginia, and the nation. Under Joe’s leadership, Eagle ranked No. 5 nationally by Chief Executive Magazine’s “Best Private Companies for Leaders” in 2012; won the prestigious National Association of Manufacturers Sandy Trowbridge Award for Excellence in Community Service in 2015; received the President’s E-Award for Excellence in Export Growth in 2016; and was named HBS Dealer’s “Top Brand” in manufacturing in West Virginia and one of the Top 50 manufacturing brands in the United States
In addition to his roles as President/CEO of Eagle Manufacturing Company, and Executive VP of Justrite Safety Group, Joe also serves(d) as Chairman West Virginia Manufacturers Association Board, Chairman WVMA Education Fund Board, National Association of Manufacturers Board, National Institute of Standards & Technology-MEP Board, President West Virginia Northern Community College Foundation Board, Shale Crescent USA Board, IN-2-Market Advisory, The Oglebay Foundation Board, McDonough Center for Leadership and Business at Marietta College Board, Vice Chair West Virginia Economic Development Authority Board, Vice President Regional Economic Development Partnership Board, Warwood Tool Company Board, DeFelice Care Board, Beaver Steel Services Board, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Charleston Industry Roundtable, Wheeling University Engineering Advisory, WVU Global Supply Chain Management Advisory, and founded the Joseph and Debra Eddy Foundation and the Joseph Eddy Technology Scholarship at West Virginia Northern Community College.
Joe was also Executive Producer of the television series “Shale Valley”, and speaks at many conferences about economic development opportunities from downstream development of West Virginia’s natural gas resources; is a key spokesperson for the statewide education initiative’s Energy Speaks and Explore the New Manufacturing; is a regular guest on the television show “On Money” and radio show “Inside Shale”; was a guest writer and speaker for the 2014, 2015 and 2017 West Virginia Economic Outlook conferences; and a judge of WVU’s and Marietta College’s annual business plan competitions. Joe was a recipient of The State Journal’s “Who’s Who in WV Business” in 2013, and WV Executive’s Sharp Shooter Award in 2017.
Joe earned a BS in petroleum engineering from Marietta College and has completed advanced studies at the University of Wyoming and University of Chicago. Prior to moving back to West Virginia and joining Eagle in 1996, he held engineering and management positions at Amoco Production Company in Andrews, Texas; Gulf Oil Corp. in Bakersfield, California; Spectrum Resources in Marietta, Ohio; and Tazwell Corp. in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He also manages his energy companies, Enhanced Technologies and Pinnacle Holdings, and the real estate investment trust, Heritage Holdings LLC. Joe and his wife Debbie have been married 34 years and reside in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Joe Eddy recently retired as President/CEO, Eagle Manufacturing Company, Wellsburg, WV and Executive VP, Justrite Safety Group, Chicago, IL, after 23 years. He currently manages his energy development company, Enhanced Technologies LLC, and real estate development trust, Heritage Holdings LLC. He is past Chairman-West Virginia Manufacturers Association and the WVMA Education Fund, President-West Virginia Northern Community College Foundation, McDonough Leadership Advisory at Marietta College, VP-Regional Economic Development Partnership, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond-Industry Advisory Board, National Association of Manufacturers Board, National Institute of Standards & Technology-MEP Advisory, West Virginia Economic Development Authority Board-Vice Chair, WVU Global Supply Chain Advisory, Shale Crescent USA Board/Ex Comm, The Oglebay Foundation Board, The Joseph and Debra Eddy Foundation, and the Joseph Eddy Technology Scholarship at WVNCC.
Joe has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College and advanced studies at the University of Wyoming and University of Chicago. Prior to joining Eagle in 1996, he held positions at Amoco Production Company in Andrews, TX, Gulf Oil Corp in Bakersfield, CA, Spectrum Resources in Marietta, OH, and Tazwell Corporation in Jackson Hole, WY. Joe and his wife Debbie have been married for 34 years and reside in Wheeling, WV.