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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
operates over 400,000 sq. ft. in two Oregon manufacturing facilities and a technical facility in Livonia, Michigan.
holds quality certifications for ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 9001:2008, and environmental certification ISO 14001:2004.
has over 110 patents, and continues a long history of new product innovation.
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
, Land Rover
, Navistar, Arctic
, John Deere
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.