Our Story

A Family Legacy

Hi-Tech Plating™ was established in 1985 by Charles Weindorf, an electrical engineer, and his son, John, a skilled plating technologist. Their vision was to create a successful company to serve the manufacturing industry.

In 1988, the company expanded its Hard Chrome operations by opening a new Nickel facility. Charles retired in 1990, and in 2000, John's daughter, Angela, and son, Marc, joined the team.

Angela and Marc became managers of the business in 2008. Their focus was to provide superior quality in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. In 2014, Angela and Marc purchased the company and envisioned further innovations in manufacturing efficiency without sacrificing the company’s exceptional quality standards. They focused on maintaining a team of specialized, empowered employees working together in a team environment. Angela and Marc continued to further simplified operations while growing the business and maintaining its reputation.

Angela and Marc sold the business to another Pennsylvania family in 2019 that Marc and Angela saw as best suited to nurture and grow the company. They were looking for a values match in a buyer, and Harry Zechman was looking for a values match in a seller. Angela and Marc and Harry were pleased with the outcome and smooth transition.

The Team remains the same. The Service, Delivery, and Quality processes remain in a stable state of continuous improvement to always exceed our Customers’ expectations.

Also in 2019, Kip Zechman joined Hi-Tech Plating as General Manager. Kip and Harry both hold master’s degrees in chemical engineering and have over forty years of global industrial manufacturing experience. Together, we look forward to continuing Hi-Tech Plating’s legacy of great service, delivery, and quality.

A Trusted Team

Our leadership team has over four decades of hands-on learning, and use of World Class Models — the Baldrige Excellence Framework, the Shingo Prize Criteria, and the Toyota Production System to enable our never-ending pursuit of excellence — it is how we serve our lifetime customers!