In 1966, Brian Simonscreated a company on Riverside Avenue in Westport, Connecticut and named his company OEM Controls, Inc. When Mr. Simons opened his doors for the first time, his target markets included machine tools, welding equipment, and overhead cranes just to name a few! For these industries he began custom designing a multitude of industrial controllers and joysticks as well as foot pedals, handles, sensors, and chair systems. To assist him with the daily business functions, Mr. Simons had only four employees working for him during this time period. One of the employees was Brian’s wife, Beth, who supported his decision and assisted him with the operations. From that moment on, Brian and Beth both knew they had something special!