How it all started - James A. Wineman, Founder and CEO, looks back
"I was offered an early retirement from General Motors in 1991 and decided to accept it so that I could start Wineman Technology. I felt that with the knowledge and experience I had acquired in the manufacturing engineering field, that I could provide valuable service in the areas of engineering and building control systems, data acquisition systems, and test machines. I chose this business because my education is in electrical and mechanical engineering with more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing engineering and management positions that encompassed this type of equipment.
The company has grown from just me, to 45 professional and skilled trades employees with expertise in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and programming engineering. I am very pleased with the technical capabilities of the employees and the can-do attitude that everyone shows. The business focus for the last 10 years has been on data acquisition systems, dynamometer systems, servo-hydraulics, real-time controllers, HIL systems, and general testing machines. Each project is a custom design and build which necessitates acquiring knowledge of the customer's product features and designing to their specifications of performance.
WTI has customers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. They are in the auto, off-road vehicle, residential product, defense, and aerospace industries as well as in many others. In 2009, WTI was recognized by INC magazine for being one of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America."
About Wineman Technology, Inc.
Established in 1991, Wineman Technology, Inc. specializes in providing the right technical solution for solving a wide range of test applications. Whether your needs require specific demands or a simpler test challenge, we have the experience to ensure your success. Our dedicated staff, made up of engineering professionals and skilled trade personnel, has deep experience in the successful development, integration, and deployment of test systems. Our solutions are deployed for a variety of test needs in virtually any aspect of manufacturing and product development, including advanced research and development, functional test labs, and production.
At Wineman Technology, we combine our experience with innovative equipment design and engineering, and best-in-class components and tools to provide the right solution for your test needs. Unlike other companies where test plays a partial role, Wineman Technology’s singular focus is the design and development of test equipment. Our engineers are knowledgeable in all aspects of test equipment design, from software and controls to hardware and design. Our decision to focus on test systems with a diverse range of capabilities enables us to deliver maximum system reliability, serviceability, and support.
Our capabilities include:
- Software engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Hydraulics and pneumatic design
- Electrical engineering
- Assembly and build
- Training and consulting
Years of experience have taught us that an open, adaptable platform is essential to the long-term success of your test investment. The days of proprietary test system architectures have passed. Our systems are designed with the latest off-the-shelf hardware and non-proprietary architectures, providing you with a long-term solution that is cost-effective and more easily maintained.
Corporate Overview Video
Wineman Technology has three locations, in Saginaw and Clarkston, Michigan, and Raleigh, North Carolina. See our contact page for more information.
Wineman Technology News
"We are constantly developing specialized equipment, sensors, actuators, and electronics for high-technology systems, and this real-time control system gave us the flexibility and customization we needed to test a unique actuator with unique requirements."