Our History

Many companies go through at least one name change throughout their history. We've gone through several, but only to showcase our products through our name. Take a journey through our history to learn more about our products and our evolution. 

1915
The Founders, Carl Duffner, Milton Spielman, Walter Poesse, Edward Hoffman, and Victor Lynch, incorporated, issued stock and elected officers. Corporation name chosen was Domestic Electric

1920
Domestic Electric, located in Cleveland, OH, entered into the electrical motor components business - Armatures and fields

Late 1920's
Domestic Electric moves to current location in Kent, Oh

1930
American Machine and Metals listed on the NYSE: AME

1945
Ownership was transferred back to the Founders of Domestic Electric. Domestic Electric's name was changed to Lamb Electric after then President Richard J Lamb

1946
J. Cole develops vacuum motor design that is still used today

1955
Lamb Electric purchased 80,000 square foot motor plan in Cambridge, Oh from Black& Decker

1961
Corporate name change to AMETEK, Inc. and the AME stock symbol was retained

1963
First 7.2" designed and manufactured

1972
Racine, Wisconsin plant opened, third Lamb Electric plant in the USA

1973
First automated armature line installed in Cambridge, Ohio form Black & Decker

1977
"Acustek" bracket developed to reduce sound power on peripheral bypass 5.7" motors
Graham, North Carolina plant opens, fourth Lamb Electric plant in the USA

1978
EMC (Elettromotori Crema) was purchased by AMETEK

1979
The Presidential "E" award for excellence in export was presented to Lamb Electric

1987
AMETEK awarded with the Presidential "E" Star Award

1990 
Spin-off from Lamb Electric and given the name Technical Motor Division (TMD)

1991
AMETEK acquisition of OEP (Italy) and merged into AMETEK Italia
AMETEK acquisition of Ciaramella (Italy) and merged with AMETEK Italia with EMC

1992
"Premier" 7.2" motor was developed

1993
Establishment of Lamb Electric & Technical Motor Division

1997
Opening of Reynosa, Mexico Plant
Opening of AMETEK Shanghai operations

1998 
Technical Motor Division acquired EG&G ROTRON. The name evolved into ROTRON Technical Motor Division (ROTRON TMD/RTMD)
2000
Switch reluctance technology used for the development of brushless 5.7" and 7.2" bypass motors

2001
AMETEK acquires GS Electric, becomes "Specialty Motors"

2005
New Flo-Tek, brushless motor introduced

2006 
ROTRON TMD acquired Pittman and the name was changed to Technical and Industrial Products (TIP)
DellaDonne purchased by AMETEK and merged into AMETEK Italia

2007
Advantek blower motors feature eco-friendly design

2008
AMETEK launches eternity brush technology in the new commercial 8.4" platform

2009
AMETEK launches eternity brush 6.6" platform

2010 
Technical and Industrial Products (TIP) acquired Haydon Kerk and split into two business unites (TIP and MCS) under the division name Precision Motion Control (PMC)

2012  
Precision Motion Control (PMC) acquired Dunkermotoren. creating a third business unit (DKM)
Twice the life car wash vacuums launched using the eternity brush technology

2013
Technical and Industrial Products (TIP) changed their name to Dynamic Fluid Solutions (DFS) to better reflect our products

2016
AMETEK Floorcare and Specialty Motors merged with AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions