Happy Birthday, Henry

Dreisilker founder turns 90

On July 11th, Henry Dreisilker celebrated his 90th birthday. He is the founder of Dreisilker Electric Motors in Glen Ellyn, Ill., just west of Chicago.

Henry Dreisilker, founder of Dreisilker Electric Motors in Glen Ellyn, Ill., has turned 90. Here he is pictured with family and current members of the Dreisilker staff.

Henry Dreisilker, founder of Dreisilker Electric Motors in Glen Ellyn, Ill., has turned 90. Here he is pictured with family and current members of the Dreisilker staff.

Dreisilker came to America from Germany in 1954 seeking opportunity and gainful employment. He got his start in a small motor repair and appliance business. Seven months later, he purchased the business and founded Henry Dreisilker Electric Motors and Appliance Service. His company began by specializing in commercial motor repair and sales. Combining old-world craftsmanship with advanced technology, the company grew steadily from three employees to over 120 today, per the Dreisilker website.

The company provides complete electric motor solutions to commercial, industrial and municipal customers. It distributes new electric motors, parts, accessories and controls from OEMs, as well as maintaining motors with expert field service.

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Dreisilker behind the wheel of his vintage pickup truck.

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