Electronic Manufacturing Blog


Posted on Oct 5th, 2023 by Stacey Smith.

12 September 2023

Big news at ControlTek today! After over 50 years of providing electronics manufacturing services, we are excited to announce our acquisition by Vexos, a US based global EMS and consumer materials provider. Vexos is an ideal strategic partner that will elevate ControlTek's ability to serve our customers, employees and community. 

Together, we are committed to elevating the standards of product manufacturing and strengthening our position as a leading force in the market.


Posted on Jan 15th, 2021 by admin.
ControlTek Electronics Contract Manufacturing-2020 Rewind

Reflecting back at the end of any year here at ControlTek, one thing is for certain, we always meet our challenges as one team united and that creates our success. 2021 marks our 50th year in business and we are thrilled to reach this milestone. We asked our leadership team to share their thoughts about 2020, the team and 50 years in business. 

Posted on Dec 17th, 2020 by admin.
ControlTek Receives Renewal of Annual FDA Facility Registration

Custom Electronics Manufacturing and Design Services provider, ControlTek, is a designated Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) led by President and retired Lieutenant Colonel Andy LaFrazia.  

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, December 17th, 2020: ControlTek receives renewal for their annual facility registration with the FDA. As a medical device manufacturer, the registration supports ControlTek’s adherence to Current Good Manufacturing Processes, or CGMP. 

Posted on Sep 30th, 2020 by admin.
Manufacturing Day Logo

On Oct. 2, 2014, President Obama declared the first official National Manufacturing Day. 

Held the first Friday of every October, National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) features a variety of events designed to help young people explore career opportunities in manufacturing. Each year, thousands of companies around the country open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders.

Posted on Aug 13th, 2020 by admin.

What does it mean to be a maker?

Following the global pandemic, the Association of Washington Business recently unveiled its new ‘Washington in the Making’ program.

Posted on Jun 29th, 2020 by admin.
circuit boards

Written by Andy LaFrazia, President of ControlTek

During this challenging time, the utilization of technology to change previous processes has been fascinating to see. One area where ControlTek has seen a major change is in meeting our quality and regulatory requirements. 

External Audits

ControlTek supports the design and manufacture of many regulated products in multiple industries. We are typically audited on a quarterly basis from both Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and TUV/ETL. 

Posted on Jun 16th, 2020 by admin.
ControlTek Morpac Customer Success

Longtime ControlTek partner Morpac Industries’ line of motor control operators are used by the U.S. Navy to remotely open and close valves and vents on Navy ships. These products have been in use for the past 25 years. Morpac and ControlTek worked together to develop the initial design, and ControlTek continues to produce the motor control boards at our Vancouver, Washington facility today. 

Posted on May 4th, 2020 by admin.
ControlTek Partners with Maxtec

As a supplier of medical electronics, ControlTek is working closely with medical customers to quickly ramp up production of critical care medical devices.

Maxtec Oxygen Analyzers

ControlTek's partner and essential business, Maxtec, is one of just a few U.S. makers of medical oxygen sensors and oxygen analyzers used in hospitals around the globe. Maxtec has been a leader in oxygen analysis and delivery for over 20 years.

Posted on May 1st, 2020 by admin.
ControlTek COVID-19 Updates

As a manufacturer of  electronic medical devices and military electronics, ControlTek is directly supporting the fight against COVID-19 worldwide. ControlTek has been designated a critical supplier of medical and military products by the Washington Military Department, Emergency Management Division (EMD). We plan to maintain production levels to support our customers throughout the COVID-19 crisis. 

Posted on Apr 14th, 2020 by admin.
circuit boards

Lean times are here, and it’s reasonable for businesses to want to tighten their belts and find ways to save. But what if you chose to invest instead?

Now is the time to ask, “What can I invest in today that will result in improved efficiency, quality, and greater value for my business in the future?”