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Western Reserve Controls Joins Future Electronics Alliance Ecosystem

Western Reserve Controls Inc., a leading automation electronics engineering and manufacturing firm, and Future Electronics Inc., a global distributor of lighting, connectivity, display, energy and supply chain solutions, team up to provide Sustaining Engineering Services for manufacturers of electronic products.

Akron, OH, December 1st, 2017 – (WRC) Western Reserve Controls Inc., a provider of Electronic Control Products and Custom Design and Manufacturing Services, today announced its entry into the Future Electronics Alliance Ecosystem as an endorsed provider of Sustaining and Value Engineering Services within the Future Electronics Advanced Engineering Group (AEG).

WRC’s team of sustaining engineering experts can off-load new product developers by:

  • Dealing with component obsolescence issues
  • Maintaining compliance with RoHS, UL, and other regulatory standards
  • Implementing customer requests for new features on existing products
  • Performing Value Engineering redesigns to increase product margins
  • and much, much, more…

WRC founder and president Fred Billock stated, “When new features or design changes are required for an existing product sometimes they are delayed due to the availability of the required engineering resources. Often it can be more efficient and cost effective to seek outside talent rather than delaying a new product development an internal engineering team is currently working on. To alleviate this resource problem outsourced Sustaining Engineering Services from WRC can often get legacy product changes and updates completed faster and more reliably than internal staffs. We’re excited to team up with Future Electronics to be able to leverage their global talents and resources when providing Sustaining Engineering Services for Aerospace and Automation industry manufacturers.”

Norm Lelless, General Manager Future Electronics, stated, “Future Electronics’ Advanced Engineering Group provides in-depth engineering services including system design services, technical support and global logistics, enabling lower system costs, increasing product integration and functionality, and reducing time-to-market. The addition of Western Reserve Controls to our ecosystem expands the range of capabilities and expertise we can provide so we’re able to help even more businesses tap into the incredible capabilities that only the Future Electronics Advanced Engineering Group can deliver.”

Available now through your local WRC or Future Electronics representative, outsourced Sustaining Engineering Services from WRC can remove the burden of legacy product support as shorter technology lifecycles and competitive market forces push electronic product manufacturers to focus their limited resources on new product development while revisiting their approach to legacy product support for their installed base.

About Western Reserve Controls

From electronic Automation Controllers to Internet of Things (IoT) connected I/O, Western Reserve Controls (WRC) has been providing custom engineered Original Design & Manufacturing ODM services, Sustaining Engineering services and Box Build Assembly services for the Aerospace and Automation industry for over 25 years. Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A., Western Reserve Controls products are used by OEM machine builders; industrial automation process control, building automation HVAC and Lighting control, remote monitoring and data acquisition applications. To find out more about what WRC can do for you, please visit

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions, as well as differentiated engineering services encompassing technical support, technology training and custom board design. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit

For more information contact:

Western Reserve Controls, Inc.

1485 Exeter Dr.

Akron, OH 44306

Tel: 330-733-6662


Future Electronics

6060 Rockside Woods Blvd.

Cleveland, OH 44131

Tel:  216-642-4800