About Us

F. Rusty Elsner – Owner, Managing Director and Sales Manager

Rusty has over 35 years of diverse experience in manufacturing, machine design, project management, sales and corporate management. During the first half of his career, he held engineering positions with firms in Cleveland, Ohio and York, Pennsylvania. Prior to founding ODT Global, he held various positions within a prominent special machinery designer and manufacturer in Hanover, Pennsylvania.  Rusty’s successful equipment sales career spans close to 30 years.

Rusty established ODT Global, LLC to service a sector of the marketplace that he believes needs attention to maintain the competitive nature of manufacturing. Product and material handling, labeling and packaging are valued added processes that are often overlooked from an efficiency standpoint and Rusty has proven that ODT Global, LLC is able to fill that void for his customers with automation. He has visited hundreds of facilities throughout his  career and always concentrates his efforts where customers can improve their processes through automation, which is now more affordable than ever.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. He has traveled to over 50 countries and has sold into over 30 of those countries. He is a member of numerous professional societies and serves on several Boards for not-for profit and for-profit entities.  When not working, Rusty enjoys volunteering his time for his Church and several not-for-profit local entities or you may catch him sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with his wife Grace or enjoying time with family and friends.

Rusty is proud of the team he has built since starting ODT Global over 10 years ago.  He is pleased to be working with the finest back-office, engineering and field service technical support staff.

As part of ODT Global, LLC’s mission, we believe that giving back is important as is receiving. As a result, we support several local charities through outreach, volunteerism and financial commitments.  Part of every dollar earned by ODT Global, LLC goes back into the community in which we live, work and raise our families.

We would appreciate an opportunity to earn your business.

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