Texas A&M University recognized ESS Group of Brenham, Texas as a member of the 2014 Aggie 100 honoring the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University former students. ESS Group was ranked 55 with a compound annual growth rate of 44.78% from 2011 through 2013. The Aggie 100, a program created by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, honors graduates from across disciplines for their entrepreneurial endeavors and success as business leaders. ESS Group’s Material Handling Division is a total solutions provider of material handling equipment and industrial storage solutions serving customers throughout the United States. ESS Group serves customers throughout Texas from our branches in Brenham, College Station and Corpus Christi. ESS Group is owned by Jeff Ross, ’90. The 100 Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses with the highest annual revenue growth were recognized at a formal luncheon at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University campus, Friday, October 17, 2014. More than 700 honorees, families, employees, faculty, administrators, and well-wishers were in attendance to celebrate their success. Dr. Ricky W. Griffin, Interim Dean for Mays Business School, introduced the event’s keynote presenter, the Aggie 100 number one honoree from the inaugural 2005 event George Voneiff, CEO of Unconventional Resources, LLC. He addressed the honorees on topics of dedication, leadership, and commitment. “Our Aggie 100 honorees demonstrate that the character and traditions developed at our great university continue to play a significant role in their success across industries and generations,” said Dr. Richard Lester, Executive Director of the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. “Aggie leaders have proven time and time again that no matter the situation, solid business ideas, strong character, tenacity, and hard work pay off.” The Aggie 100 list in its entirety may be viewed at www.aggie100.com.