The Gund Company

809 Philip Drive
Waukesha, WI 53186


The Gund Company is a vertically integrated manufacturer and fabricator of engineered material solutions. Our team of research and development engineers focuses on developing materials that meet the electrical and mechanical requirements of our customer’s demanding applications. This includes, but is not limited to electrical insulation applications in transformers, switchgear, power electronics, and rotating equipment. The Gund Company utilizes a consultative approach to assist engineering teams with designing new equipment or servicing existing equipment. By partnering with industry leaders in the metals processing, oil & gas, aerospace, and industrial markets, we’ve learned how our materials can be utilized in applications beyond electrical insulation. Our team of application engineers works with customers in these markets to understand their needs and develop solutions that meet their most demanding electrical and mechanical requirements.



Natalie Hren
Customer Service Specialist


Diedra Smith
Customer Service Specialist

Started in:


  • Milwaukee 7

Core Competencies:


Common Core Materials


Material Manufacturing Processes:

  • Thermoset Compression Molding
  • Thermoset Pultrusion
  • Extrusion of Thermoplastics
  • Custom Material Development
  • Resin Formulation Engineering & Development
  • Infusion & B-Stage Composites Lay-up and Molding
  • Laboratory Testing & Comparative Materials Evaluation
  • Filament & Convolute Wound Tube
  • Injection Molding


Material Fabrication Processes & Services:

  • Sawing
  • CNC Machining
  • Drilling/Milling
  • Water Jetting
  • Punching
  • Bending
  • Slitting
  • Die Cutting
  • Kitting
  • Assembly
  • Distribution


Painting, Coating and Part Printing:

  • Pad Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Ink Jet Printing
  • Etching
  • Engraving
  • Laser Marking
  • Carbon Scoring
  • Painting
  • Varnishing
  • Traceability


The Gund Company is a third generation family business.

Our roots in the electrical industry run back five generations with the founding of Bussmann Manufacturing Company by Al Bussmann, Sr., the great-grandfather of our President, Stephen Gund.

The Gund Company was established in 1951 by Ed Gund, with Paul Gund joining in 1963. Al Bussmann Sr. had counseled young Paul Gund to study chemical engineering to understand the future of materials technology. The business started as a manufacturer’s representative organization. As Ed and Paul listened to the needs of customers requesting better service and faster delivery, The Gund Company moved into material distribution with a stocking facility closer to our Midwest customer base.


Over the years, The Gund Company has grown into one of the largest manufacturers and fabricators of thermoset composite materials. Customers usually begin doing business with us to gain access to our materials and electrical apparatus expertise. They stay with us for generations because of our quality, delivery reliability and constant cost reduction efforts. The Gund Company now has 8 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China.

Although The Gund Company has experienced significant growth in recent years, the Gund family’s management philosophy of Satisfy the Customer! has not changed. We will satisfy our customers completely with a sense of urgency that will demonstrate our appreciation for our relationship.

Our Philosophy

The Gund Company bases our business philosophy on providing value to the customer.

To better define what constitutes value to the customer, The Gund Company uses the formula below to guide our daily actions.

While the Value formula is not able to produce a specific meaningful number, it shows us the mathematical relationship between Value and its critical components.

  • As Quality improves, Value increases.
  • As Customer Service improves, Value increases.
  • As Cost decreases, Value increases.
  • As Cycle Time decreases, Value increases.
  • Trust in our Character and Competence is a multiplier increasing Value received by the customer.

* The Value Equation was created by Roland Boreham, former CEO of Baldor Electric. The Gund Company added the Trust factor to this equation to account for a variety of subjective factors that impact the customer’s perception of Value. Trust concepts are more fully explained in Stephen M.R. Covey’s book, The Speed of Trust.

By defining value, we can focus on delivering value. We survey our customers to rate our quality, service, cost relative to the market, and cycle time.

We survey, measure, track, and record. We focus on continuous improvement on these metrics to deliver increasing value over the long term.

Contact us today to request our current customer survey results.

If you would like to partner with a company focused on value, please request a formal presentation at your facility.

Supplier to the Defense Industry:
Yes, we are a secondary supplier

Number of Employees:

Import: Yes

Export: Yes


  • Automotive
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Defense Industry Supply Chain
  • Energy Systems
  • Foxconn
  • Water Industry - Technology or Manufacturing
  • Wisconsin Wind Works


  • AS9100 (Aerospace Certification)
  • ISO 9001
  • ITAR Registered
  • RoHS Compliant

Markets Interested in Serving

  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Energy: Compressed Natural Gas
  • Energy: Oil and Gas
  • Medical Devise Manufacturing
  • Mining Equipment
  • Renewable Energy: Wind Energy
  • Transportation Manufacturing
  • Water Technology or Manufacturing
  • Other
  • Electrical Insulation


  • Components, Parts and Hardware
  • Distribution of Materials and Hardware - Wholesale
  • Engineering, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Manufacturing Coatings: Paint, Plating, Powder Coating, Etc.
  • Manufacturing: Composites
  • Manufacturing: Wood Products

Interested In Categories:

  • Distribution of Materials & Hardware - Wholesale
  • Education and Training
  • Manufacturing Coatings: Paint, Plating, Powder Coating, Etc.
  • Manufacturing: Automation Technology
  • Manufacturing: Chemical
  • Manufacturing: Plastics and Composites, Extrusions

Seeking local sources for:

  • Components, Parts and Hardware
  • Distribution of Materials & Hardware - Wholesale
  • Education and Training
  • Manufacturing Coatings: Paint, Plating, Powder Coating, Etc.

Manufacturing Tier

  • OEM: An original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, refers to a company that makes a final product for the consumer marketplace.



Now Hiring

CNC Setup Operator HAAS

Department: Production
Location: Waukesha, WI


Join The Gund Company, where you will find friends who will support you and challenge you to crush goals that provide amazing growth opportunities. We are in the business of electrical insulation manufacturing, but we really pride ourselves in just being a group of fun, driven, problem solvers who LOVE what we do.

At this 3rd generation, family-owned business, you’ll be part of a team, that is not only talented, but also possess the qualities that we value, including: a team player mentality, strong work ethic, and impeccable character. We need a self-starter with a positive attitude and competitive spirit. 

The Gund Company:  Take Care of Each Other, Take Care of the Customer and Take Care of the Business 

What you'll do 

As a CNC Setup Operator you will be responsible in the first step of the fabrication process setting up and operating computer numeric controlled milling and router machines.

This challenging environment requires a passion for quality and adaptability to a job shop environment.

What you'll bring to the team 

  •    Prior experience operating CNC machine shop equipment
  •    Knowledge of quality requirements and use of measuring and inspection tools
  •   Intermediate to advanced math skills
  •    Ability to read technical drawings and blueprints
  •   Troubleshooting programs and G & M codes
  •    Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  •    Demonstrated ability to work any shift along with overtime as needed
  •    Accountability in producing quality parts
  •    Ability to make suggestions and work as part of a team toward improvements
  •    Strong desire to be a part of a team

What you'll get 

  •    Competitive salary, employee stock options and 401(k) with company match: We appreciate our employees and we make sure they know it.
  •    Benefits: We offer each employee the option to enroll in one of three healthcare packages that is 70% paid for by The Gund Company.
  •    Vacation: Work-life balance is important. We believe in giving our employees time to truly relax and recharge.
  •    Personal Development Opportunities: We believe in re-investing in our employees. 
  •    A Voice to be Heard: We value employees feedback. By listening to employees improvement suggestions, we drive job engagement.

A Continuous Improvement Culture: We encourage employees to look for ways to improve their function by being problem solvers.

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