EAO, the expert partner for innovative, intuitive and reliable Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), this week 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 Corp., North America.

“EAO has a long and proud history of developing new technologies and solutions that solve our client’s complex HMI challenges,” added Valentino. “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.”

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce President Bill Purcell said EAO is a leading manufacturer of HMI components and systems, but more importantly, is a company that continues to innovate its business.

“The company is a pillar of our business community here in Shelton,” added Purcell, “and the chamber is pleased to present the company with the 2018 Innovation Award.”

EAO Corp. recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of its North American headquarters, located in Shelton. 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


EAO is a Swiss-based company with its worldwide headquarters in Olten, Switzerland. For more information, visit www.eao.com or contact EAO at 203-951-4600.