Subpoenaed: Thomas D. DeLay Connection
A second round of subpoenas was issued last week by Texas prosecutor Ronnie Earle to Gelwix and William B. Adams seeking "records of any communications" between disgraced former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), disgraced former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-California), House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), and Brent Wilkes "over federal legislation that may have benefited Adams and his businesses," the Associated Press's Seth Hettena reported January 24, 2006.
On December 12, 2005, Earle issued an initial round of subpoenas for California businessmen Brent Wilkes and Max Gelwix, as well as the "records of Perfect Wave Technologies LLC, Wilkes Corp. and ADCS Inc. in connection with a contribution to a fundraising committee at the center of the investigation that led to DeLay's indictment on money laundering charges," the Associated Press's Suzanne Gamboa reported December 13, 2005.
According to his Global Leadership Council, Colorado State University College of Business, profile "Max Gelwix has twenty-five years experience in corporate management at companies within the technology, biotechnology, insurance, building and aviation industries. He has spent eight years as the Chief Operating Officer of publicly held businesses with an international scope of operations and revenues approximating a quarter of a billion dollars.
"Additionally, Mr. Gelwix has provided risk management and brokerage services to companies with national and international operations within the following business sectors: Construction, Government, Health Care, Legal, Transportation, Publishing, Retail, Service, Sports & Leisure, and Manufacturing.
"Mr. Gelwix was awarded the CIC designation by demonstrating expertise in property, casualty, professional liability, and directors and officer’s liability insurance. He has been licensed by 32 states to practice insurance risk management and to provide brokerage services.
"Mr. Gelwix holds an Airline Transport Pilot license and flight instructor, multiengine flight instructor and instrument flight instructor ratings. He has served as an FAA designated examiner for private pilot licenses."
As of December 2004, Gelwix served on: "the Board of Trustees-Children’s Hospital Foundation, Century Club of San Diego (organizer of the Buick Invitational PGA event), Board of Directors-Bernardo Heights Country Club, San Diego International Sports Council, San Diego State University Directors Cabinet and The San Diego Tribute to Heroes Board of Directors." 
Eco Soil Systems, Inc.
In May 2000, Business Wire reported that Max D. Gelwix "joined Eco Soil in September 1997 as president of Mitigation Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Eco Soil Systems Inc. In February 1998 Max was appointed as vice president of corporate development of Eco Soil and in April 1999 appointed as vice president of marketing and product development. Mr. Gelwix was recently promoted to president and chief operating officer in March 2000."
- Top 10 Contributors: Max D. Gelwix, California Common Cause / RecallMoneyWatch.com website.
- Donor: Max D. Gelwix, Open Secrets.com website.
- Max D. Gelwix, Eco Soil Systems, Inc. (ESSI), Salary, Compensation, Stock Options (1998) and Executive Compensation, CompanyPay.com (accessed December 14, 2005).
- "President and Chief Operating Officer Max D. Gelwix Appointed to Eco Soil's Board of Directors," Business Wire (Highbeam), May 11, 2000.
Articles & Commentary
- "Weller, Wilkes go way back, as does the (DEFENSE) money from ADCS PAC," Kankakee Voices Blogspot, December 6, 2005.
- Joseph Cannon, "Wilkes/Cunningham: Updates, a correction, and grounds for research (Including the gay connection!)," Cannonfire, December 12, 2005.
- Suzanne Gamboa, "Prosecutor Issues Subpoenas in DeLay Case," Associated Press (Yahoo! News), December 13, 2005.
- Seth Hettena, "Earle probes possible Cunningham-DeLay tie," Associated Press (Boston Globe), January 24, 2006.