Longtime Anixter Employee Celebrates 105th Birthday

Max Fabian, longtime employee of the Anixter family, recently celebrated his 105th birthday. Lesley and Jim Anixter hosted a supper on March 9 at Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park, for 30 friends and business associates of Fabian’s.

Max Fabian (center) of Niles, Ill., celebrates his 105th Birthday with Lesley and Jim Anixter

Max went to work for the Anixter family in 1958 as an administrative assistant and warehouse traffic manager for the Anixter Bros. Inc. new electrical wire and cable distribution center in Evanston, Ill.

After 30 years with Anixter Bros., and after the company was sold to Sam Zell in 1988, he joined Jim Anixter’s new wire and cable distribution company, A-Z Wire and Cable in Northbrook, Ill. at the age of 79. He remained with A-Z until he retired in 2012 at the age of 102.

Jim Anixter, who was in grammar school when his dad and uncle, Alan and Bill Anixter, hired Fabian, says he considers Max a member of the family, inviting him to their home and to family celebrations and events.

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