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Maureen O. Gallo

Beekley Corporation appoints new president
June 13, 2024
[BRISTOL, CT June 07, 2024] Beekley Corporation, parent company of Beekley Medical, Prestige Lane Hospitality Brands, and WMB Enterprises, announced the retirement plans of Ayn S. LaPlant after an illustrious 47 years of service, the last thirty serving as President and CEO. Beekley’s Board of Directors appointed Maureen O. Gallo to succeed her in that position, effective immediately.

“As Chair of the Board of Directors of Beekley Corporation, I have had the distinct honor and privilege to work closely with Ayn during the past 22 years on matters related to corporate governance, strategic planning, and shareholder relations. Her dedication, preparation, and enthusiasm are unparalleled. Under her leadership, Beekley has grown significantly while retaining its small company personality, distinguishing itself as not only a high-quality business partner, a preferred employer recognized as one of the ‘Best places to Work in CT,’ but also a generous supporter of the city of Bristol and the greater Hartford community serving those in need. On behalf of the Board and the Beekley family, we wish Ayn well in her much-deserved retirement.” Nat Messina, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Beekley Corporation

“I am fortunate to have had Ayn LaPlant as my coach and mentor for 24 years. She was my greatest champion. I have learned from the best and cannot thank her enough for the opportunities to experience, learn and grow leading to this important next step," said Maureen O. Gallo, President of Beekley Corporation. "It is with great honor and excitement to have been offered this incredible opportunity to serve as President and continue my amazing journey with this great small company. As President, I am committed to upholding the values and vision of our organization while striving for excellence in every aspect of our operations. I look forward to collaborating with each member of our team to drive innovation, foster growth, and achieve our shared goals.”

Maureen is the fourth person to hold the title of President in Beekley’s 90-year history. She has been with the company for 24 years and has held several leadership positions during that time including Director of Human Assets, Director of Operations, and most recently, Executive Vice President. Maureen holds a BS Degree in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resources. She is a member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence and has led the Beekley lean journey for more than a decade.


About Beekley Corporation
Founded in 1934, Beekley Corporation is the parent company of Beekley Medical, Prestige Lane Hospitality Brands, and WMB Enterprises based in Bristol, CT. Beekley has been named a top place to work in Connecticut multiple times, and most recently received a Bronze Medal Sustainability Rating through EcoVadis. Beekley is an ISO 13485:2016 certified company with a presence in 57 countries. The company continues to build its marketing leadership in its niche industries while seeking new opportunities for joint ventures and acquisition. Visit beekleycorporation.com to learn more.

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