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Our History


The history of Electronic Craftsmen Corporation is a tale of evolution and transformation spanning several decades. Here's are some key milestones in our company's history:


Founding in 1956: Electronic Craftsmen Corporation was founded by Hugh Watt. At its inception, the company likely had a different focus and scale compared to what it would later become.


Change in ownership 1964: In 1964, Fred Sayers along with Geoffry Davis purchased Electronic Craftsmen and moved it to it's current location on Schaefer Street in Waterloo.


Under the Guidance of Fred Sayers: Fred Sayers served as the guiding force behind the company for over five decades, from its founding until his passing in 2009. Under his leadership, the company went through various phases of growth and adaptation to the changing technology landscape.


Management Buyout in 2009: In 2009, a significant change occurred in the company's ownership and management. Fred Sayers passed away, which prompted the need for a new leadership structure. As a result, a management buyout took place, and with this transition, the company's name was changed to "E Craftsmen." This renaming signalled a shift in strategy, branding, and direction for the company.


Management Restructuring in 2016: The company underwent another change in management. This shift in leadership brought about a new vision and direction for the company. With this change, the company reverted to its original name, "Electronic Craftsmen Corporation." The decision to revert to the original name was to utilize years of industry recogniation, emphasizing a return to the company's roots and a renewed commitment to its heritage and legacy.


What We Do


We are known for our innovation and high-quality specialty transformers, inductors, and other custom parts for power electronics applications. We service diverse industries, including aerospace, communications, and green technologies, collaborating closely with customers in Waterloo Region and beyond. We supply and deliver superior custom magnetics solutions for evolving technological challenges.


Electronic Craftsmen Corporation is an AS9100 & ISO9100 Registered company.


What We Do



+ Why Choose Us

When it comes to finding a partner for your manufacturing and custom production needs, there are plenty of options out there. However, our commitment to excellence, coupled with a range of unique capabilities and a customer-centric approach, sets us apart from the competition.


1. Custom Service: At our core, we understand that one size does not fit all. That's why we offer personalized solutions tailored to your specific needs. Whether you require specialized components or unique production processes, our team is ready to collaborate with you every step of the way.


2. Collaboration: We believe that the best results emerge from teamwork. Our collaborative approach involves working closely with you to understand your goals, challenges, and expectations. Your input is invaluable in crafting solutions that truly meet your requirements.


3. Cost-Saving Solutions: Our agile and nimble production processes are designed to streamline operations and reduce costs without compromising on quality. This commitment to cost-saving solutions ensures that you get the best value for your investment.


4. Increased Speed and Efficiency: Time is money, and we understand that. Our production facilities and processes are optimized for speed and efficiency. We pride ourselves on delivering your orders promptly, helping you meet your project timelines effectively.


5. In-House Machine Shop: What sets us apart is our in-house machine shop, equipped to create custom molds and modify component features to your exact specifications. This capability enables us to offer unparalleled flexibility in your product design and manufacturing process.


6. Custom Grind Ferrites: Precision is our hallmark. With custom grinding capabilities, we can adjust the core gap for optimal performance. –


7. Fair Pricing: Our commitment to fair and transparent pricing means you'll always know what you're getting and what you're paying for. No surprises, just honest value.


8. Excellent Quality: Quality is non-negotiable. We adhere to strict quality control measures at every stage of production to deliver products that exceed your expectations.


9. Excellent Customer Service: Your satisfaction is our top priority. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to assist you with any questions or concerns, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.


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+ Our Culture

A strong company culture is foundational to any thriving organization. Ours extends beyond policies and practices — it is a pivotal part of everything we do and our compass for how we operate as a company.


We have nurtured a culture that stands as a testament to our commitment to our employees' wellbeing and job satisfaction. Our 54 dedicated staff members’ wellbeing is our guiding principle behind everything.


Central to our culture is the implementation of a 4-day work week, a bold initiative that empowers our team to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We understand that a rested and content employee is not only more productive, but also more engaged and creative. This policy highlights our belief that a balanced life outside of work positively impacts performance inside the workplace.


Our company's culture is rooted in the principles of inclusivity and teamwork, encouraging a wholesome environment where every staff member feels like a valued part of our family. This family-feeling is not just a catchphrase; it's an ethos that runs deep in our DNA. We encourage open communication, collaboration, and mutual support among our employees. When you walk through our doors, you don't just join a workplace — you join a community where everyone is genuinely invested in each other's success.


While we are focused on working hard and meeting deadlines to deliver top-notch results for our clients, we never lose sight of the importance of employee satisfaction and wellbeing. Our commitment to our team's health extends beyond the 4-day work week, encompassing wellness programs, flexible scheduling, and opportunities for personal and professional development. We believe that a happy, fulfilled team is better equipped to tackle challenges, innovate, and exceed expectations.

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Our Leadership Team


Tom Bresele P.Eng.



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Tom Bresele, P.Eng., is the President of Electronic Craftsmen Corporation, boasting an impressive tenure of over 40 years with the company. He started his career as a junior engineer, steadily rising to the role of our in-house Engineering leader. Tom's remarkable career reflects his unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. He is not merely an engineer but a visionary, guiding our team towards new horizons. His extensive knowledge, acquired through years of experience, positions him as a trusted Engineer in our field. Tom's boundless enthusiasm fuels our team's motivation, making him an indispensable force behind our engineering successes and beyond.

April Coulter

Operations Manager


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April Coulter, our Operations Manager, began her journey with our company in 1991, amassing over 30 years of invaluable experience in planning and purchasing. She not only possesses extensive expertise in these domains but also leads our dynamic Operations team. April's unwavering drive and deep knowledge have been instrumental in our continued success, ensuring efficient operations and strategic planning.

Kathy Hastie



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Kathy Hastie, our Controller, joined in 2010, bringing over two decades of accounting expertise to the team. She oversees Accounting, HR, Payroll, and Administration, serving as the backbone of our financial operations. Kathy is known for her positive and compassionate approach, infusing a fun-loving spirit into our workplace. Her meticulous organization ensures the smooth functioning of critical processes, making her an invaluable asset to our organization.

Otilia Vandici M.Eng.

Quality Manager


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Otilia Vandici, our dedicated Quality Manager, commenced her journey with us in 2017. She is the driving force behind our commitment to higher quality standards. Otilia's passion for excellence is seen in her work, as she brings insightful solutions to our quality processes. Her diligence and unwavering focus on continuous improvement have propelled us to new heights in delivering top-notch products and services. Otilia's leadership in quality management is a cornerstone of our success.

Kim Sanderson

Inside Sales Lead


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Kim Sanderson, our seasoned Inside Sales Lead, has been an integral part of our company since 1994. With an unparalleled understanding of our customers, Kim's dedication shines through in her detailed approach. She takes the time to understand their unique needs, collaborating seamlessly with our Engineering team to ensure precise solutions. Kim's kindness, diligence, and astonishing memory make her an indispensable asset in providing exceptional service and fostering lasting client relationships.

George Glowik

Design Technologist


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George Glowik has been with Electronic Craftsmen since 1983, started his journey in our Quality department, where he honed his skills testing and troubleshooting AC/DC switching power supplies. In 1995, he transitioned into Engineering Design. George's collaborative spirit shines as he works closely with our sales lead and customers, ensuring products meet their precise requirements and industry standards. Renowned for his knowledge, precision, focus, and promptness, George is the driving force behind our commitment to excellence in technology design

Join Our Team


Are you ready to be part of a dynamic team that embraces innovation and drives excellence? If you’re excited by creating custom solutions for high-achieving clients, this is the place for you. Email us your resume and we’ll be in touch.


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Diverse Applications:

Our Components Power Electronic Innovations Across Industries


Our elements and their associated (mechanized) units find utility in a wide array of electronic gadgets and apparatus across diverse industrial sectors.