Howard Stewart

President / CEO,
AGM Container Controls

Howard Stewart is President/CEO of AGM Container Controls (AGM), a Tucson manufacturing company with 115 employees. AGM manufactures environmental control hardware for missiles and other sensitive equipment. AGM also manufactures world’s premier vertical wheelchair lift, which provides access to elevation changes in public facilities and residences for individuals with disabilities.

Howard serves as the 2019 Co-Chair of the Heart and Stroke Ball, American Heart Association – Tucson Chapter. He continues to serve as the Tocqueville Society Chair (2015-2018) for the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona (UWTSA), and as a board member  (2015-2018). Howard also serves as a board member for the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce (2012-2020). Lastly, Howard serves as a  member of the President’s Council for San Miguel High School (2017-2023).

In 2014/2015, Howard served as UWTSA’s Campaign Chair for Southern Arizona. In 2015/2016, he served as UWTSA’s Board Chair. AGM has run 21 consecutive UWSTA fund raising campaigns at the Gold award level. Since 1970, AGM has raised close to $2 million for the Greater Tucson community through UWTSA alone.

In 2017, Howard proposed an important new Tucson initiative, which has since been named “FlyTucsonFirst”. The initiative’s purpose is to get Tucsonans to understand the vital economic impact that will occur if we fly in and out of our own Tucson International Airport. In 2018, he helped launch this important initiative at the Governor’s State of the State event, with the full support of the Tucson Metro Chamber.

In 2009, AGM was recognized as “America’s Small Business of the Year” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 2002, Howard was recognized as Tucson’s Small Business Leader of the Year.