News & Events

Jeff & Perry Wiltsie formally announce retirements
Jeff and Perry

On December 31st, 2021, Jeffrey S. Wiltsie – CEO/President of Manufacturing & Perry J. Wiltsie – Vice President/Quality will be officially retiring from Vanamatic Company.  Jeff & Perry have spent their lives, along with previous owners, James N. Wiltsie, Jr., and Tricia Morris, building Vanamatic Company into one of the highest regarded Read more......

Ownership Transition
Vanamatic Company, Delphos, OH announces transition to new ownership group, effective August 1st, 2019.

Vanamatic Company has been owned and operated by the Wiltsie Family for more than 65 years. Second generation owners; Jim Wiltsie Jr., Jeff Wiltsie, Perry Wiltsie, and Patricia (Wiltsie) Morris, have been working on a retirement exit plan for more than 5 years.

During that period a Strategic Group of Key Employees stepped up with great success in managing day to day operations.  Because of the success of the Strategic Group the transition plan focused on an internal ownership transition rather than external. Read more...

James N. Wiltsie, Jr. Announces Retirement

On July 27th, 2018 James N. Wiltsie Jr. will be officially retiring from Vanamatic Company. On behalf of Vanamatic, we can’t thank Jim enough for the commitment, guidance and investment he has made to the company and to our employees over the past 45 years. We truly wish him a healthy and happy retirement!!! Read more......

Training the Next Generation: Thinking About New Employee Outreach from the Shop’s Perspective

We are all faced with a challenge regarding today’s new workforce. We all need to think outside the box about our company culture, training systems, operational strategies and relationships with high schools and vocational institutions. Here are some other things to think about that we have found to be helpful.

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