EAO Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation in North America

Local engineering and manufacturing capabilities for domestic customers and industries


SHELTON, Conn., June 2018 – EAO Olten AG proudly celebrates the 40th anniversary of its North American headquarters, EAO Corporation.  Originally established in 1978 by Robert W. Maier in Milford, Connecticut, EAO Corporation has since grown quickly to position itself as a leader within North America and a premier supplier of Human Machine Interface (HMI) products. 

“This milestone emphasizes EAO’s commitment to manufacturing and fostering innovation in the United States,” said Jim Valentino, president, EAO Corporation, North America. “EAO has a rich and proud history of developing new technologies and HMI solutions that serve our North American customer base.”

As a solutions-focused partner, EAO provides a range of local engineering and manufacturing capabilities to maximize domestic content requirements to support North American industries. By doing so, the company helps their customer base meet the requirements for the U.S. manufactured “Buy America” initiative.

In early 2018, EAO’s North American operations earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification. 

EAO’s North American capabilities include:

  • HMI product expertise
  • Design engineering from concept through production
  • Manufacturer of assemblies and subassemblies
  • CAD/CAM/CAE and PCB design
  • Interface protocols: CANbus, PROFIBUS, etc...
  • Rapid prototyping, 3D printing, additive manufacturing
  • Various marking, printing, and engraving techniques
  • Automated wire processing, labeling, harnessing
  • IPC/J-STD certified soldering, termination, inspection
  • ISO 9001:2015, Buy America compliance

Through consistent innovation, EAO has developed into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of HMI Components and Systems. EAO provides customized HMI solutions and value to many markets that include transportation, machinery, automotive, and heavy duty and specialty vehicles.

Valentino also added that EAO’s North American customers can rely on EAO for high quality products along with a range of expert manufacturing services and professional design capabilities. “EAO is a trusted partner, resource and expert for sophisticated HMI solutions. We help our customers design and develop solutions by partnering with them from concept through production.” 

In 2014, EAO moved its North American headquarters from Milford to Shelton, Connecticut. The move was a result of a strategic decision to increase its design and manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. to satisfy the growing demand of customer requirements. 

EAO is a Swiss-based company with its worldwide headquarters in Olten, Switzerland.