EAO North America Receives Innovation Award

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce presents award to EAO for market excellence

EAO Corporation (left to right) Dan DiGioia, Marketing Manager; Joe Torzillo, VP Sales HMI Components; Kate Pikosky, VP Finance; Jim Valentino, President North America; John Pannone, VP Sales HMI Systems – Image provided by Fred Oroli Photography

SHELTON, Conn., November 2018 – EAO, the expert partner for innovative, intuitive and reliable Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), today announced that it has received the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Innovation Award. The award recognizes companies throughout the chamber’s region who are leaders and provide innovation, job growth and stimulate the economy. 

“This award is testament to EAO’s commitment to fostering innovation and growing manufacturing here in North America,” said Jim Valentino, president, EAO Corporation, North America. “EAO has a long and proud history of developing new technologies and solutions that solve our client’s complex HMI challenges. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of everyone at EAO for their dedication to continually transform ideas into products that revolutionize the interaction between humans and machines.”

“EAO is a leading manufacturer of HMI components and systems, but more importantly, is a company that continues to innovate its business,” said Bill Purcell, president, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. “The company is a pillar of our business community here in Shelton and the Chamber is pleased to present the company with the 2018 Innovation Award.” 

EAO Corporation recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of its North American headquarters, located in Shelton, Connecticut. 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, labelling, 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, and heavy duty and specialty vehicles.