About Us

Quality, integrity, innovation, and the pursuit of continuous improvement

In the complex environment of plastic welding, we are the technology leader focused on a customer-centered approach to develop solutions that meet the unique requirements of each customer’s application. For customers who know their exact needs, we listen, understand, and deliver a quality product that meets their exact specifications. For customers looking to start from a beginning concept, we foster a consulting relationship, pulling upon our five decades of experience to develop cutting-edge answers to the most challenging welding needs.

Established in 1922 as Operadio, we have served several industries and provided time tested technological breakthroughs. We take on distinct challenges, accepting each project as an opportunity to enhance our eye for innovation. We put customer relationships at the forefront of everything we do.

Michael Johnston
CEO and President

Having grown up through the ranks in our manufacturing environment, nothing excites me more than seeing our customers producing quality products by utilizing equipment Dukane designed and manufactured. Our team being able to assist manufacturers in overcoming their challenges, drives the enthusiasm in our organization, and me.

Michael Breseman
Director of Operations

Manufacturing our world class equipment and tooling to help our customers achieve their goals is the challenge we accept every day. It is very satisfying to have our customers return year after year as we grow together.

Leo Klinstein
Vice President of Engineering and R&D

New Product Development has been my passion and my career path since the early years. At Dukane the engineering team never stops innovating. We find it very rewarding to see how our new products and ideas help our customers to solve their problems and achieve their goals.

Terry Goldman
Vice President of Administration

Dukane has long held the belief that its greatest asset is its employees.  Being in Human Resources, I feel honored and privileged to work with these incredible employees every day. Being one of the largest employers in the Fox Valley area for over 95 years, we  have enjoyed  employing  generations of employees  in our family-oriented company.  And, of our current workforce, three quarters of them have a minimum of ten years of service with Dukane, while more than fifty of those have over 20 years of service!  Now that’s loyalty and dedication!

Dan Majewski
CFO and Credit Manager

Having collaborated with many different departments at Dukane, I have learned that our greatest asset is our people. It has always been that way here.  I remember Jack Stone, who ran the company for over 60 years, saying the same thing. I am proud to be a part of an organization that has valued its employees and customers for almost a century.

Jason Barton
National Sales and Marketing Manager - Western Hemisphere

Being employed at Dukane for over 20 years, the consistent themes have been fostering a culture of innovation and working as a team to create solutions for our customers needs. Dukane’s commitment to customers and employees has created an exciting workplace environment with which I am proud to be associated.

Russ Witthoff
Director of Sales and Marketing - Asia and Europe

Paul Cathcart
Manager of Tool and Design Engineering

Featured Locations

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Dukane Film & Fabric Technical Center

Fabric & film applications often call for innovative and specialized solutions. That’s why we have a professionally staffed facility dedicated exclusively to fulfilling those needs.

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Dukane Automotive Technical Center

The Automotive Technical center supports the automotive industry in North America and around the world.

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Dukane Mexico

Our Mexico technical center allows us to provide cost effective plastic welding solutions, instant customer service and expedited delivery, to customers in Latin American countries.

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Dukane Czech

Top-notch local engineers, tool designers and other technical staff in the Czech Republic has enabled us to consistently outperform the competition. Our European tool making capabilities have dramatically shortened our delivery lead times.

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