ABOUT US

World Class Prototypes was created as a way to serve a market need for fast, unique parts, prototypes, and manufacturing.  We quickly found the need was much greater than anticipated.  Things evolved into a much broader scope of services and materials.  Our customer base grew and spread into many different market segments. 

 

We started as a small family operation and we are keeping that mission of "family" going as we grow, our team is our family, our clients are our family, we are just not as small anymore!  

 

OUR TEAM

Susan Leonard

Co-Owner and Administrator

Details, details.... Susan will make sure that things happen!  An expert in processes and efficiencies, she makes sure that World Class Prototypes is always World Class. Plus she always has a smile on her face. 

Jim Leonard

Co-Owner & Engineer

Fully committed and constantly available, Jim's creative approach to materials, design, and manufacturing processes are incomparable!  No one better.  If you want to make it, make it better, make it more cost effectively, or just get it done right and on time, Jim's your man! Unstoppable.

 

Sam Galliart

Wood Technology

& Creater of Things

Skillfully talented,  Sam creates a work of art out of any product or material.  His love of woodwork translates into every material he uses.  If we need any ideas we all just call Sam!

Alice Leonard

Purchasing Coordinator

She helps us keep our shop floor moving and she does it with a smile. Sweet and funny, Alice brightens up the office every day.

Courtney Leonard

Executive Assistant

& Marketing Coordinator

From Web Design to Building Design she is on it!  Courtney can handle anything thrown her way.  Kind, patient and thoughtful she helps create a sense of calm in the midst of the whirlwind of activity.

Mike Muller

Program Manager

& Sales Engineer

Creative, connected, and cheerful!  You just can't find anyone more fun to work with!  Mike will get you to your goal, that's a fact!

Michelle Robillard

Accounting

Accounting Manager....Michelle is on it, she will make sure everything runs smoothly from the financial side of things.  Fast & accurate is who she is!

Henry & Gracie

Human Resources

These sweet things keep us all in line and smiling.  When things get crazy ya just need a dose of Gracie & Henry!

Lisa Spaugh

Director of Sales

Attention to detail and a skilled listener, Lisa will get you what you need, get it to you fast, and communicate through the entire process. You won't miss a beat or a deadline!  

Grant Stoppel

Project Superintendent

Making it happen!  Whatever we need and whenever we need it Grant makes sure it gets done.

 

PROGRESS TIMELINE

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We started out making urethane castings for a client.  The client actually gave us the machines to make their parts  because they could not make them as good as Jim could!  It was a good partnership and we expanded to serve many other customers.

1993

FOUNDED

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As we continued to strive to provide our customers with a full prototype shop we found a gap in our prototyping capabilities. With rotocasting we are able to prototype for rotomolding production as well as running low volume production parts that would have otherwise been to expensive to produce. 

ROTOMOLDING

1995

1996

VACFORMING

The next process that we added to our skill set was vacuum forming. Our customers needs were growing so we had to grow to better serve them.

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As 3D printing took off we were the first production installation of Objet printers in the U.S. With this technology we were able to create parts with much finer detail.

OBJET

1998

2000

FIXTURES

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Our customers started coming to us with issues during manufacturing & assembly; We begain making fixtures & nests to make their processes more efficient.

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As a natural next step we aquired a 5 Axis CNC Machine which allowed us to machine our own tooling as well as more complex fixtures, models and prototypes.

5 AXIS CNC MACHINE

2012

2012

LOW VOLUME PRODUCTION

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To close the gap that most prototyping companies ignore we have increased our capabilities which will allow us to provide a low volume production of parts.

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At the request of multiple customers we have assimilated Fiber Composite work into our scope of capabilities.

FIBER COMPOSITES

1999

2018

NEW BUILDING

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As our services grew our need for more space grew as well.  We acquired a building at 400 Center to add to our production capacity.  We continued operations at our E. 32nd St. Location. 

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We added a mixing machine to the mix again to accommodate the growing needs of our customers with the goal of a single source shop.

PRODUCTION MIXING MACHINE

2020

2020

PRODUCTION MIXING MACHINE

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With the increase in automotive production  & the added demand for medical, we brought in another material mixing machining to support our customers with accurate and consistent part production. 

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With the goal of a single source for our customer base, the addition of a paint booth was an obvious next step.  Now we can take a project from start to "finish" literally.

PRODUCTION PAINT BOOTH

2020

2020

MERGE WITH AVID

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Full Circle.... We started out in 1993 making parts for Mike's company and after all these years of growth and change we have merged our companies into one.

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