About Whitman Controls

Whitman Controls specializes in the manufacture of miniature pressure, vacuum, temperature, and liquid level switches. The company prides itself on the diversity and quality of its product offering, proven by its ISO 9001 certification and the industry leadership position the firm has held for over 40 years. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, we believe in applying the same principles of military service to our every day practices: tireless dedication, rigorous standards of quality, and faithfulness to our values and mission. This translates into providing a high quality product to exact specifications that always exceeds performance expectations. 

Whitman is built on our extensive offering of high quality, customized switches. We can build and ship a switch to your exact specifications in two weeks or less, with overnight shipping on in-stock models! Don't choose a competitor switch with inferior versatility and performance when we can take into account your application, media environment, and dozens of other specifications to meet all your performance and application needs.

At Whitman we are fiercely committed to our clients, particularly those who have been loyal partners for the entirety of our 40+ years of existence. Most importantly, we never lose sight of the core values upon which Whitman was built: high quality products with an unrelenting focus on customer service. Thank you for your commitment and loyalty to Whitman Controls over the years. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us directly at 860-583-1847 or info@whitmancontrols.com.

We look forward to building our partnership with you.

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Our Leadership

Ramsey Brame

Ramsey Brame - Chairman & Co-Owner

Ramsey is a Co-Owner of Whitman Controls and serves as acting Chairman of its Board of Directors. He is a native of West Hartford, CT and joined Whitman after 13 years of service as a Marine Officer and F/A-18 pilot in the United States Marine Corps. Ramsey's service in the Marines began in 2004 after graduating from Colgate University with a BA in Economics and four years on the Men’s Varsity Lacrosse Team. As an F/A-18 Hornet pilot, Ramsey was primarily stationed in Miramar, CA. From there he deployed once to Al Asad, Iraq as a part of the “troop surge” in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II and twice to Southeast Asia in 2010 and 2012 as part of a deterrent force for the Korean Peninsula. In 2013, Ramsey was hand-selected to serve as an F/A-18 instructor pilot back in Miramar, CA, where he was responsible for training the next generation of Navy and Marine Corps fighter pilots. He completed his active service in 2015, but remains active in the Marine Corps Reserves, serving as a Public Affairs Officer and F-35B Requirements Officer with Headquarters Marine Corps at the Pentagon. Ramsey has earned a MA in International Affairs from George Washington University and a MA in Leadership Studies from Marshall University. His wife Kelly is originally from Buffalo, NY and they have one son named Rex.

William Brame

William Brame - President & Co-Owner

William is a Co-Owner and serves as President of Whitman Controls, focusing on growing the company’s global footprint and product offering. Will has spent the past year as a Vice President at Whitman assisting the company in building its online presence while identifying opportunities for growth and product development. Prior to joining Whitman, Will spent 11 years at J.P. Morgan in New York City, with the majority of that time as an Executive Director in the firm’s investment bank. Will earned his BA, magna cum laude, from Hobart College, his MBA with honors from Columbia University, and is a CFA charterholder. He lives in Norwalk, CT with his wife Kate and one year old son Charlie and is involved in several philanthropic organizations in the area including the Madison Square Boys and Girls club and South Central Scholars.

Michael Horn

Michael F. Horn - Vice President & Chief Engineer

Michael is Vice President of Whitman Controls and serves as the company's Chief Sensor Engineer. He has been with Whitman Controls for over 30 years, first joining in 1984. Michael provides insights and recommendations on product and application design across a vast number of industries, and has been the sole engineer behind numerous products in the existing general catalog. He has a B.S. in Physics from Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass and did his graduate work in Metallurgy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the Hartford graduate campus. In his free time, Michael is Chairman of the Natural Resources and Open Space Commission in the Town of Hamden. He is also Chief Judge for the International Society for Automation (ISA) for the Connecticut Science Fair and has been for the last 20 years. He is also a member and past president of the New Haven Bird Club, where he and his Wife sponsor part of the prize for bird related projects presented at the annual New Haven (CT) Science Fair.

Michael Horn

Dan Stephens - Chief Operating Officer

 Dan serves as Chief Operating Officer at Whitman, focusing on identifying new partnerships and growth verticals for the company’s expanding product line. Prior to Whitman, Dan worked with Nucor Steel as a process engineer, where he was responsible for process improvement, data analysis/visualization, as well as investment valuation and project management in a Hot Strip Mill.  He is a veteran of the US Army, serving as a Ranger-qualified Infantry officer for 10 years, including three combat deployments.  Dan earned a Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his MBA from the University of North Carolina, and is a CFA Institute Level 3 candidate.  In addition to his work at Whitman, Dan also serves as an associate with LDR, a growth and innovation advisory firm in Washington D.C. that provides operational and investment acceleration services that help management teams achieve their goals. Dan is married to his wife, Elspeth, and they have two sons, Daniel and Lucas.