Marotta Controls Celebrates 80 Years of Technology Innovation

Marotta Controls, a rapidly growing aerospace and defense supplier based in New Jersey, celebrated its 80th anniversary. President and CEO Patrick Marotta took the opportunity to recognize his team members’ talent, passion, and creativity that has contributed to decades of innovation in Flow Control, Control Systems, and Power Electronics.

Marotta Controls was founded in 1943 as a machined components manufacturer by Patrick’s grandfather in Boonton, New Jersey. An opportunity to help Reaction Motors solve a design challenge led to the company’s first major innovation: the balanced poppet solenoid valve. That valve’s technology, though improved upon since its first iteration, still serves as the foundation for the company’s cornerstone products today.

Since the moment it opened its doors, Marotta Controls has played a supporting role in significant events throughout aerospace history. The company supplied valve systems for the Saturn Apollo program that landed a man on the moon. It designed fluid control technologies for the first intercontinental ballistic missile, the first Polaris submarine, the first jetliner, the first Tiros weather satellite, and more.

Those elegant valve solutions inspired Marotta Controls to expand its capabilities into complementary areas. The company applied its knowledge to reimagining electromechanical motor drives, power supplies, and actuation systems among other products—additions that led to significant growth over the last decade. The bar was raised yet again with Marotta Controls’ introduction of a patented additive manufacturing technique that allows the supplier to produce finely intricate solutions that were previously impossible to build via traditional machine boring methods.

Courtesy of Marotta Controls.

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Sara Mathov is a feature editor contributing to Fugitive Emissions Journal, Stainless steel World Americas, and other related print & online media.