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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (503) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Milwaukie , Oregon , United States
Warn Industries Inc
12900 SE Capps Road
Clackamas , Oregon 97015
United States

Company Description: Warn Industries is the world's most recognized brand in off-road products such as hub locks and vehicle recovery winches. The company designs, manufactures and...   more

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Warn Industries - Corporate: About Us, 13 Nov 2015 [cached]
Thurston Warn was named President in 1968, and in the 1980's Arthur's grandsons (Michael and Daniel) became Board Members.
Mike Warn was named CEO in 1984. In the 1990's Warn created the ATV/UTV winch market.
In 2000, Mike Warn, sold the family owned business. Jon Kreitz, former Warn CEO, led a management buyout with institutional investors, Endeavour Capital & Norwest Equity.
Warn was acquired by Dover Corporation in October 2003 and is part of a multi-billion dollar, global manufacturer of diversified products. Dover is (DOV) on the New York Stock Exchange. (
To comply with automotive industry standards, Warn obtained ISO/TS certification in 2004. In 2005, Warn opened a sales office in the Netherlands, added two domestic distribution centers and for a short time, expanded production with a facility in Mexico. In 2005, Jon Kreitz retired from Warn, and Thomas Giacomini was selected as Warn's CEO/President.
In 2005 and 2006, Warn brought several innovative products to the market, including the PowerPlant compressor winch and the PullzAll.
In 2007, Warn developed the 18,000 lb. winch for the tow/recovery, severe duty markets and was selected to provide all vehicle self recovery winches for the U.S. military's MRAP program.
Warn celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2008 by releasing the XL product line (20-30,000 lb. hydraulic winches) for use on trailers and in the tow/recovery market. Also, Warn introduced the first fan cooled electric winch for recreational users.
In 2009, Warn provided winches to the US military's M-ATV program; and launched the new ProVantage plow system for ATVs and UTVs. In 2010, Warn also supplied winches to the US Military for the MRAP vehicles. Warn offered a new severe duty hub to the market, which is on FABCO vehicles, and our utility line of winches were re-introduced under the WARN brand.
In 2011, John Stransky was named President of Warn.
The revolutionary new Olympus winch was released, showcasing Warn's legendary engineering capabilities. Also in 2011, Warn released the VR winch line, targeted at the entry level consumer. In 2012, Warn released a new entry level powersports winch line (Vantage), as well as a new premium line (ProVantage) and an all new premium truck winch line (ZEON). Warn also introduced the Warn Authorized Retail Network program, to ensure that WARN products are sold to consumers through Authorized Retailers and dealers, that can provide a high level of customer service, product knowledge and a positive selling experience
In 2014, Warn launched the ZEON Platinum winch line - the most technically advanced winch on the market, with the industry's first remote clutch, using an advanced wireless remote. The aftermarket premium locking hubs were launched for 2005+ Ford SuperDuty trucks that offer new styling, and a more robust design that allows for easier installation and maintenance. Also introduced were a full line of replacement synthetic ropes and rope extensions, LED lights for truck and Powersports applications, and the innovative drill-powered portable winch.
Manufacturing, Research & Development: Warn operates over 400,000 sq. ft. in two Oregon manufacturing facilities and a technical facility in Livonia, Michigan. Warn holds quality certifications for ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 9001:2008, and environmental certification ISO 14001:2004. Warn has over 110 patents, and continues a long history of new product innovation.
Products: Warn manufactures 600+ products for Automotive, Powersports, Industrial and Commercial users. From self recovery winches and mounting systems to wheel end and driveline disconnects, customers have chosen WARN products for their durability, reliability and dependability.
Sales & Service: WARN products are distributed primarily through distributors and OEM's such as Ford, AM General, Chrysler, Kia, Land Rover, Oshkosh, Navistar, Arctic Cat, Bombardier, John Deere, Kawasaki, Kubota, Polaris, Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda. In North America, Warn has a Red Letter dealer program, comprising of elite retail outlets that provide consumers with the highest level of WARN product and service.
TRUCK INDUSTRY NEWS - Archives from TRUCKWORLD ONLINE! ® The latest industry news and info from Detroit to Japan to Europe., 22 Oct 2000 [cached]
Over the last year, Warn was integral in helping remove more than six million pounds of solid waste.
SOLV Clean-up ProjectMarci Mirich, from Warn's Marketing Dept., worked hard
It is truly a unique product and one that off-roaders will quickly view as a must have," says Mike Warn, Warn's President.
The durable kit uses tough 4340 chrome nickel steel to deliver 230,000 psi, more than twice that of stock axles.Internal splined wheel hubs are also maximum strength, with hub lock bolts guaranteed to never come loose.
GT Styling won the Best New Accessory Product with their Mask Graphic Styling Kit.Best New Van/ Pickup Product went to Promotional Trim Components with their Sport Grille Insert for 1998 Fords.
Warn Industries has announced it has completed the move to its new facility, a 185,000 square foot plant on 38 acres at 12900 SE Capps Road (southeast of Portland), housing offices and manufacturing operations.
Warn BuildingThe last quiet morning before the front doors officialy open on the new 185,000 sq. ft. facility.
According to Mike Warn, company Chairman and President, 250 of the firm's 572 employees are relocating to the new building.They comprise the consumer off-road products group (aftermarket equipment), the commercial, industrial and military business (CIM) units and some corporate staff.He said the other 322 employees will remain at Warn's existing 250,000 sq. ft. facility in Milwaukie; they are responsible for the company's international and power train original equipment operations.
Here's a peak at one new storage area for Warn and Black Diamond suspension accessories.Rob Pierce, a Warn Industries Aftermarket Product Team member, stacks finished goods in the distribution center of Warn's new production facility in Clackamas, OR.
"We've established a prominent industry position by constantly improving and innovating," said Mike Warn."The new plant will allow us to be even more innovative, particularly in product development, and extremely efficient in manufacturing and distribution.As a result, we expect to continue to be the quality off-road company to buy from, and the most exciting and challenging company to work for."
The new plant, which is fully ISO 9000 compliant, operates on the Toyota production system, the manufacturing approach -- employed by the world's leading industrial companies -- which aims at optimum utilization of labor, energy and material.In operation, eight lines, which make up after-market and CIM production, are fed by two raw material streams at opposite ends of the plant.Products in each manufacturing area move from sub-assembly to final assembly, and then as finished parts into a common inventory and shipping area.
The Camel Trophy Event, often called the mother of all vehicle-based adventure challenges, kicks off in 1998, with Land Rover Freelander and Defender teams vying for the CAMEL TROPHY AWARD in a 20 day run from Santiago, Chile to Ushuia, Argentina.Once again, Warn winches will be on board over the 4800 kilometer route, steadily and dependably pulling contestants through what are expected to be some of the toughest conditions on earth.
Announcing its participation in the Trophy this week at SEMA '97, Warn said it joins the 1998 event with two beefy but altogether different winches.On the Defenders: the venerable M8274, a contributor to many wins on the Camel Trophy from 1980 to 1989.The Freelanders will carry Warn's new M5000 SDP, a first-of-its-kind portable winch specifically designed for the competing Freelanders, and scheduled to be offered publicly for a variety of vehicles in the Spring of 1998.
With the M5000 SDP, Warn introduces a new class of portable winches designed for medium and light-duty vehicles (e.g., 2.5 ton GVWs).It installs single handedly on the front or rear receiver hitches, and stows conveniently in rear cargo areas when not in use.While it weighs just under 50 lb., the M5000 SDP has 5000 lb. of muscle, and low amp draw under high load for extended, safe pulls.It comes with 50 ft. of 5/16" cable, Hawse fairlead, remote control units, and quick-connect battery cables.
"This year's Tierra del Fuego event will put most winches to the test," said Michael Warn, Warn Industries President."For both of ours, we think it will be a walk in the park.We built them for these conditions; we know they'll perform."
Warn Industries designs and markets a full line of off-road equipment and accessories which enhance the performance of 4WD vehicles.For 50 years, whenever durability and dependability mattered, customers have chosen Warn products.From hubs to winches, shocks to suspension systems, the Warn name means performance when it counts.
"Tim really has a fresh outlook ..., 29 June 2008 [cached]
"Tim really has a fresh outlook on life," said Ferrambo owner Mike Warn, a friend for more than 20 years.
"A lot of times (artists) won't take input from the person being their patron," Ferrambo owner Mike Warn said."Tim's very cognizant of the fact that someone's footing the bill for this, and although he's creating, in the end the idea is to make the customer happy as well."
Warn, who met the Divers brothers at Rich's Street Rods, is no stranger to cars -- custom, racing or otherwise.The former CEO of Warn Industries, he is currently president of Grand Prix Imports in Wilsonville, Ore., specializing in the sale of luxury automobiles; and he is the founder of MJ2 Racing, a two-car NASCAR Camping World Series West team based in Aurora, Ore.
Then Warn, visiting Divers Street Rods to check on the finishing of a 1948 Buick Roadmaster named Lowla, noticed a 1960 Rambler station wagon in the back of the shop.
The original owner had changed his mind about the project, which was to turn the Rambler into a street rod, and was looking to sell.Warn said he "liked the way the body hung over the frame," so he offered to buy the Rambler.
Warn agreed to go for it, and the building, finishing and showing of Ferrambo at Autorama by Divers Street Rods has been documented extensively in magazines such as Street Rod and Hot Rod., 30 July 2008 [cached]
Warn Excited About Miller Motorsports Park Event
Warn grew up watching his father, MJ2 Racing team owner Mike Warn; compete in spec race cars at Portland (OR) Int'l Raceway.It wasn't long before the younger Warn was racing and winning championships of his own.
This season, Warn has embarked on his most ambitious season yet behind the wheel, competing on the NASCAR Camping World Series.Adapting to the heavier 3300 pound machines has been easier than he expected.
MMP is one track that Warn will see for the first time when he pulls through the gate this weekend, but he is confident that the team is prepared and ready for the challenge."We did not get a chance to test at Miller but I think with the two hours of practice we will have I can get a handle on the place."Warn said.
Warn drives a team car to Jeff Jefferson and is sponsored by MJ2 Racing, Gran Prix Imports, and Leupold Optic.
Warn is in his rookie campaign on the NCWS and has nine career starts with three top ten finishes this season.
Gran Prix Imports: Our Story, 5 April 2007 [cached]
Gran Prix Imports was created by Michael Warn and Matt Crandall.
Mike Warn served as the Chairman of Warn Industries and helped to make it one of the world's most recognizable names in off-road products.He also sits on the Board of Directors of several major companies and has a long list of successful business accomplishments.He is known for running a company right and his tireless demand for quality.Mike is also the 2003 SCCA C-Sports Race Champion.
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