Economy Tent International Announces New COO

MIAMI, FL – Economy Tent International (ETI), one of the leading frame tent manufacturers in North America and owned by Anchor Industries Inc., has announced the appointment of David Leitner as Chief Operating Officer.

Leitner was hired by Economy Tent International in 2002 and has served as Production Assistant, Production Manager, and Operations Manager over the last 17 years.  Prior to joining ETI, David spent six years in the Marine Corp 2nd Marine Division – artillery at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He then went to trade school and worked as a sheet metal worker for Bohnert Sheet Metal.

Leitner said, “I’m proud of the fact that I have only worked for family owned companies and was elated when Anchor Industries Inc. purchased ETI in 2011.” Pete Mogavero, President and CEO of Anchor Industries adds, “As a general rule, family means more trust and caring.  We have both of these with ETI and Anchor.”

During Leitner’s tenure, ETI has experienced exponential growth and the firm is now one of the largest frame tent manufacturers in North America.  His contributions have impacted the success of ETI by increasing productivity and optimizing production processes by leading a top-notch team of skilled craftspeople and by introducing state-of-the-art equipment.

“David will do an outstanding job and is dedicated to the ETI family and the companies continued success.” Brad Gleason, ETI’s former COO said.  “Over the last six months, David’s transition from Operations Manager to COO has been smooth and successful.”

Mogavero says, “We have the upmost confidence in David’s ability to be an exceptional leader, offering the same dedication and professionalism that you’ve seen from Anchor Industries and ETI for the last 126 years.”


Established in 1948 and based in Miami, Florida, ETI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anchor Industries Inc. Economy Tent International has successfully grown into one of the largest frame tent manufacturers in the United States. ETI’s 25,000 square foot manufacturing and warehousing facility offers state-of-the-art equipment including computerized cutting equipment, radio frequency, hot air and hot wedge heat sealing equipment and a full service metal fabrication and welding facility. Utilizing this technology, Economy Tent International set the industry standard for designing affordable premium fabric canopies and remains focused on creating products that are versatile, durable, stylish and affordable. For more information, contact Sarah Crews, Director of Sales and Marketing, at (800) 438-3226 or via email at [email protected].  


Founded in 1892 in Evansville, Indiana by Louis A. Daus, Anchor has remained at the forefront of market changes and industry trends, evolving from a small supply house supporting the riverboat industry on the Ohio River to become one of the world’s most respected producers of commercial tents, canopies, fabric covered structures and buildings, awnings and outdoor fabric shade solutions, safety pool covers, and contract sewn items. Anchor continues to pursue its aggressive long-term strategic plan by focusing on being “The Best Partner for Every Stage of Your Climb to the Peak of Success” which includes developing and delivering solutions with multiple value propositions that offer different combinations of features, price, levels of service and customization.  Anchor is a family-owned company with over 300 craftsmen, engineers and professionals who are committed to upholding the timeless values that Mr. Daus instilled: create and produce high quality products, provide exceptional customer service every time, and always innovate. For more information, contact Lindsey Berlin, Marketing Manager at (812) 867-4628 or via email at [email protected].