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Winegard Company is a trusted connectivity partner for designing and manufacturing the greatest range of world-class connectivity products and services, including WiFi and 4G LTE, satellite, broadband, video, and over-the-air technology for residential, commercial, and mobile applications. Founder, John Winegard, invented the multi-channel Yagi antenna and since its incorporation in 1953, Winegard has designed more than 1,000 antenna models and been granted more than 90 U.S. patents. The company's heritage includes recognition by NASA for contributions to the Apollo 11 mission, and the induction of founder John Winegard into the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame.

Winegard South Building
Winegard South Facility
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Winegard North Facility
John Winegard
John Winegard

Winegard's high-performance designs for TV, wireless, and cellular technologies are manufactured in the U.S.A. The company is developing technologies to create “smart hubs” that use cloud services to check on, manage, and control devices in RVs, boats, semi-trucks, and more. The Iowa-based facility totals 410,000 sq. ft. and includes a state-of-the-art testing, validation, and measurement center. Headquartered in Burlington, Iowa, Winegard has locations in Illinois and Indiana.

Industry Leadership

Winegard Company pioneered the ability to connect Americans across the nation to more than one TV channel at a time in 1953. It all started with John Winegard wanting to watch Harry S. Truman’s speech in Chicago in 1946, but there wasn’t a Yagi antenna that could pull a signal from Chicago to Burlington (nearly 250 miles)... so he invented one. John was able to watch the speech and soon his friends and family wanted the same technology. This led to John designing the first antenna that could capture the signal of more than one broadcast channel. Before, you needed an antenna for every channel you wanted to watch. It also led to starting Winegard Company.

Randy Winegard, son of founder John Winegard, took the helm as CEO in 1977 when his father retired. At the time, Winegard Company was solely invested in designing and manufacturing traditional over-the-air residential TV antennas, mounts, and accessories.

Randy's relentless desire to challenge his leadership team to seek out new opportunities has resulted in the company expanding into the satellite television and commercial 2-way VSAT real-time broadband technologies, while maintaining a focus on terrestrial antenna technologies. This, in turn, has paved the way to new markets, not only in the U.S. but abroad. With the same entrepreneurial spirit as his father, Randy has been the driving force in making Winegard a respected world leader in the antenna industry.

As the inventor of the multi-channel broadcast TV antenna, the company soon expanded to Internet and cellular connectivity, GPS, as well as IoT applications. Today, Winegard enables Americans to connect with content and information in multiple forms and is poised to incorporate the next technological advances such as 5G and ATSC 3.0.

Since John Winegard invented the first multi-channel antenna in 1953, Winegard has been leading the way in the design and manufacture of antenna products. With more than 90 patents, our engineering expertise is one of the broadest in the telecom industry. Winegard employs some of the best and brightest engineering talent around the globe to design and build our high-performance OTA, satellite, and wireless products.

In August 2016, Grant Whipple was named president after a 12-year tenure of increasing responsibility at the company. Grant has played an integral role in Winegard’s growth by successfully contributing to the design, launch, and distribution of more than 20 new antenna solutions.

Winegard Company serves consumer, RV, trucking, maritime, enterprise, and many other markets across the country. We develop smart connectivity solutions to address customer issues across a broad spectrum of areas, including system design and integration, managed communication services including mobile and IoT, media services, and mission-critical networks. We are known for our unique ability to provide robust connectivity to remote locations. Winegard is dedicated to improving connectivity and leverages its world-class network to offer communication solutions nationwide. Winegard Company strives to be the world's leader in connectivity products designing and developing connectivity solutions for tomorrow's solutions using cutting edge technologies including 4G, GPS, and Bluetooth.

Winegard Company, the world's leader in antenna design and manufacturing.


KEY FACTS:

  • Founded by engineers, Winegard provides services and products supported by one of the industry’s largest and best in-house engineering staffs. We can engineer and integrate individual systems or complex networks and then support them through the lifecycle.
  • We offer solutions leveraging our antenna expertise for wireless, IoT, telecom, and satellite industries to address the needs of our markets.
  • Every component we build into our services and products are tested exhaustively in our specialized laboratories for reliability, compatibility, ruggedness, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Our engineering expertise has also produced a wide range of over-the-air, satellite, and wireless products ready for quick and cost-effective deployment.
  • The solutions we provide will work, no matter what. Period. The more complex your connectivity challenge, the more you can rely upon Winegard to deliver.

OUR VALUES:

  1. Put the customer at the forefront.
  2. Dedicated to service.
  3. Quality is first.
  4. Embrace lean principles.
  5. Attitude is everything.
  6. Respect knowledge and skills.
  7. Communication is key.
  8. Respect each other.
  9. Positive work environment.
  10. Thrive on growth, challenge, and change.
  11. Blend customer with company perspective.

OUR CULTURE:

  • Innovating beyond today’s technology.
  • Inspiring team members to be their very best.
  • Transparency in our communications.
  • Being respectful, fair, and ethical.
  • Unwavering focus on making Winegard the best choice for products, services, and careers.

OUR VISION:

The world looks to Winegard for innovation and value in connectivity.

OUR MISSION

We design and engineer the world's most innovative, reliable, and easiest to install and operate connectivity solutions.

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