Midtronics, Inc. Names SigmaTron International, Inc. Supplier of the Year
Willowbrook, IL, January 27, 2017 – Midtronics, Inc. named SigmaTron International, Inc. its Supplier of the Year during inaugural Supplier Day events hosted at the company’s Willowbrook, IL global headquarters this week. Elk Grove, IL-based SigmaTron manufactures PCBAs and electronic assemblies. Awards were also presented to Nameplate Panel & Technology (Carol Stream, IL) as Most Collaborative Supplier and Welch Packaging (Countryside, IL) as Most Improved Supplier.
Midtronics, Inc. Named One of Chicago’s Top Workplaces
Willowbrook, IL, November 15, 2016 – Midtronics, Inc. has been named a 2016 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune, based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by independent research firm WorkplaceDynamics, LLC. The evaluation placed a strong emphasis on Organizational Health, divided among the four sub-categories of Alignment, Effectiveness, Connection, and Management. Midtronics scored well in all four of those categories and particularly well in Connection and Management.
Midtronics Introduces MCC Charging Platform to Support Vehicle Delivery Quality & Networked Applications
Willowbrook, IL, November 1, 2016 – Midtronics, Inc. today introduced the MCC-070 Controlled Charger — the first product entry in the new MCC charging platform. The MCC-070 offers safe controlled charging to quickly service different battery types (regular lead-acid, AGM, EFB, Li-ion), app-driven charging routines, and wireless connectivity to support tracking and management of battery service data and automated software updates.
Midtronics Recognized as Chicago’s Most Innovative Company
Willowbrook, IL, October 7, 2016 – Crain’s Chicago Business has released its annual “Eureka Index” with Midtronics, Inc. topping the list as the Chicago area’s most innovative company. Midtronics also landed the #1 spot in 2014 and has been in the top 5 on the list four times and in the top 10 every year since Crain’s began its annual “most innovative companies” feature in 2012.
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Midtronics, Inc. Promotes Four Senior Executives to Vice President Roles
Willowbrook, IL, May 5, 2015 – Midtronics, Inc. President and CEO Steve McShane today announced the promotion of four senior executives to vice president positions, effective immediately. “The promotions recognize significant contributions to the company’s success, a demonstrated high level of leadership, and ongoing commitment to Midtronics values,” said McShane.
Midtronics Appoints Jim Solari to Board of Directors
Willowbrook, IL, January 6, 2015 – Midtronics, Inc. announced the addition of Jim Solari to its board of directors. Solari has served as president of G&W Electric Company since 2011, leading the company through a dramatic period of sales and profit growth and developing new custom solutions for the power industry. “Jim comes highly recommended for his experience and leadership skill in many of the same markets that Midtronics serves,” said Steve McShane, Midtronics president and CEO. “We look forward to his collaboration and support.”
Midtronics Founder & CEO Steve McShane Named McGladrey Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Willowbrook, IL, November 20, 2014 – Steve McShane, founder and chief executive officer of Midtronics, Inc. was named the recipient of the 2014 McGladrey Lifetime Achievement Award during the firm’s annual Manufacturing & Distribution Executive Summit. The award recognizes a distinguished Chicago-area business executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in business and civic involvement, as well as significant contributions to the community, thereby setting an example for future business leaders.
Midtronics Opens Expanded Headquarters Facility in China
Willowbrook, IL, October 14, 2014 – Midtronics has announced the opening of a new, expanded China Headquarters facility in support of the company’s ongoing commitment to global growth. With a much larger footprint, including a laboratory with drive-in facilities, the new Midtronics Shenzhen Technical Center enables Midtronics to expand its capabilities in the growing China market, while also better serving its existing Asia Pacific customer base. The facility also broadens the company’s technical focus on emerging advanced battery applications and technologies on a global basis and fosters new partnerships in mission-critical stationary power applications.
Midtronics Recognized as Chicago's Most Innovative Company
Willowbrook, IL, April 7, 2014 – Crain's Chicago Business has released its annual Eureka Index with Midtronics, Inc. topping the list as the Chicago area's most innovative company. The rankings are based on an exclusive analysis of patents by Ocean Tomo, LLC, a Chicago-based merchant bank that specializes in evaluating intellectual property. Ocean Tomo's algorithms assess both patent quality and strength, arriving at a total Eureka Index score. The Midtronics score of 171.8 puts its patent portfolio in the top 5 percent of all U.S. patents.
Midtronics Promotes Jason Ruban to Executive Director, Global Sales
Willowbrook, IL, January 20, 2014 – Midtronics, Inc. founder and CEO Steve McShane announced today the promotion of Jason Ruban to Executive Director, Global Sales for the Transportation Division, effective immediately. Ruban will provide leadership for all divisional sales segments and regions worldwide, as well as Customer Service. A 16-year Midtronics veteran, Ruban will align global strategy and services to ensure collaborative efforts and communication in support of quality, innovative solutions for Midtronics customers worldwide.
Midtronics Introduces New Diagnostic Platform: DSS-7000 Battery Diagnostic Service System
Willowbrook, IL, November 5, 2013 – Midtronics, Inc. today introduced the new DSS-7000 Battery Service Diagnostic System at AAPEX 2013. The DSS-7000 answers challenges posed by several new and future vehicles, including capabilities for new battery and system types, new business challenges, and a generation of service technicians familiar with app-based technology.
Midtronics Opens New Stationary Power Division Headquarters
Willowbrook, IL, October 24, 2012 – Furthering its investment in the growing stationary power market, Midtronics, Inc. (Midtronics) has announced the grand opening of a state-of-the-art facility built exclusively for its Stationary Power division focused on that key market. The new Midtronics Stationary Power facility is located at 7133 Monroe Street in Willowbrook, Illinois, USA – just a short distance from the corporate headquarters. This new facility follows the opening of the new Midtronics European headquarters facility in Houten, The Netherlands, in June of this year, and represents the commitment Midtronics is making in the global battery management business.
U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Patent Infringement Ruling for Midtronics vs. Argus Analyzers/BP Power
Willowbrook, IL, September 5, 2012 – Midtronics, Inc. today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the original ruling in favor of Midtronics in its patent infringement case against Aurora Performance Products LLC, et al. (Argus Analyzers and BP Power). The U.S Court of Appeals affirmed the original ruling on a "per curiam" basis without opinion, meaning the court found no new or interesting points of law or fact worthy of discussion.
Midtronics Opens New European Headquarters
Willowbrook, IL, January 11, 2012 – Midtronics today announced the opening of their new European Headquarters facility in Houten, the Netherlands in support of the company's aggressive growth strategy. This expansion effort includes major investments in engineering, sales, marketing, and operations to better serve the existing customer base while preparing for expected growth opportunities created by start-stop systems, hybrid/electric vehicles, and new partnerships in mission-critical power applications.
Midtronics Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Argus Analyzers and BP Power
Willowbrook, IL, August 5, 2011 – Midtronics, Inc. today announced a victory in its patent infringement case against Aurora Performance Products LLC, et al. (Argus Analyzers and BP Power). The decision upholds Midtronics' rights as the inventor of industry-leading technology in battery diagnostics.
Midtronics Appoints C. Richard Panico to Board of Directors
Willowbrook, IL, July 7, 2011 – Midtronics, Inc. today announced the addition of C. Richard Panico to its board of directors. Mr. Panico founded Integrated Project Management, Inc. (IPM) in 1988 and is the firm's current CEO and President.
Midtronics CEO Steve McShane Inducted into Chicago Area
Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
Willowbrook, IL, February 28, 2011 – Steve McShane, founder and CEO of Midtronics, Inc., was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. The Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago chose McShane as a member of the 2011 Hall of Fame class in recognition of his entrepreneurial achievements and lasting impact on Chicago's business landscape.
Midtronics & Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America to Debut MRFID Technology
Willowbrook, IL, February 4, 2011 -- Midtronics, Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. today announced a collaboration to merge Midtronics MRFID technology and battery management equipment with Mitsubishi Electric's electrical components to generate complete historical service data for batteries, starters, and alternators.
Midtronics Announces RFID License Agreement with Battery Dynamics Group
Willowbrook, IL, November 1, 2010 -- Midtronics announced today a license agreement with Battery Dynamics Group for RFID patents and technology related to battery and electrical component management. Midtronics plans to add these new capabilities to its existing RFID portfolio as they continue to move forward with key customer programs.
Midtronics Introduces Industry's First Battery Analyzer for Hybrid Vehicles
Willowbrook, IL, May 5, 2010 – Midtronics announced today the release of their new HYB-1000 Hybrid Battery System Analyzer, setting the standard for the future of Hybrid battery pack system analysis.
McShane Named Finalist for Prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Willowbrook, IL, USA, July 1, 2010 – Based upon his vision that changed a burgeoning industry and a commitment to establish and expand a worldwide business, Steve McShane, founder and Chief Executive of Midtronics, Incorporated has been named a finalist in the annual Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
Midtronics Acquires Lynai Data, Inc.; BatteryNet and FacilityWare Products
Willowbrook, IL, USA, March 31, 2010 – Fortifying its leadership position and focus on technology and innovation, Midtronics Incorporated (Willowbrook, Illinois, USA) has acquired the assets of Lynai Data Incorporated (LDI), widely known for its popular BatteryNet® and FacilityWare® data management and reporting automation products.