About Vante/Plasticweld

Vante and PlasticWeld brands are recognized as global leaders, providing innovating production equipment for catheter and medical disposables manufacturing. Our methods utilize radio frequency and thermal forming equipment, for use in catheter manufacturing systems, industrial tube sealers, and plastic sealing and welding technology. Those can be applied to catheter tip forming, eye-forming, soft-tip bonding, butt welding, balloon bonding and hole drilling.

Through acquisitions in 2015, we were able to expand our reach which gives customers a wider range of solutions. That move also increased our ability to develop next generation offerings to address current and future needs within the industry. As a result, customers can turn to us as a single source for equipment that meets development and production needs.

Our customers turn to us when they need:

  • Sample parts to prove new product design concepts and requirements
  • Engineering expertise to ensure product designs are manufacturable
  • Reliable equipment which consistently produces high precision components
  • Improved processes to decrease cycle times, improve yields and eliminate secondary operations
  • Turn-key solutions to complex manufacturing processes

Get To Know Our Team

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Robert NaffDirector of Operations
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Scott DeWittDivision Leader - PlasticWeld Systems
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Kathy PearceCulture and People Development Leader
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Jonathan BodleVante Aftermarket Leader
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Kaitlin FarmerL3, Quality Leader
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Noel MarbellaRepair Tech
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Pat LopezInventory
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George JohnsonMechanical Designer
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Joshua McLeanApplications Tech
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Gerry GuardiolaResearch and Development Manager
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Kris WicklineMachinist
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Rob Vander VoordMarketing Coordinator
Robert Naff

Robert NaffDirector of Operations

What makes you feel most fulfilled in your work at Vante/PlasticWeld Systems?

Our people is what fulfills me most at work!! It is truly a pleasure and honor to be part of this outstanding team we have at Vante. We have the awesome responsibility as leaders to listen to their needs and implement change. That provides them with the confidence that they do matter and most important provides them the opportunity to own the process and become accountable to exercise responsible freedom.

Scott DeWitt

Scott DeWittDivision Leader - PlasticWeld Systems

Tell us about a time when you went above and beyond for a Vante/PlasticWeld Systems customer.

Several years ago, a PWS customer in Malaysia took delivery of a new machine and required training for their technicians. They could not send the tech to our facility in NY, so we arranged a series of late evening Skype conferences to take them through the training program.  The training was successful and they continue to run the machine in their production department.

What makes you feel most fulfilled in your work at Vante/PWS

I get a real feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment when my team succeeds in meeting a difficult challenge brought by a customer.

Why do you feel passionate about your work?

Many years ago, I was a designer for a medical contract manufacturer. I was involved in developing a new device to measure endtidal C02 – which enabled paramedics to confirm proper insertion of an endotracheal tube.  The customer relentlessly pushed us to get the job completed.  After many months of work, we were able to meet our commitments and we celebrated as the first pallet of product was shipped.  A few weeks later, I received a call from our customer’s VP.  He wanted us to know that one of the devices from the first shipment helped save a young boy’s life.  My own children were a similar age to that boy – and it became a very personal experience for me.  I had the “the” epiphany and realized that our jobs – and how we performed them – could make a very direct, positive difference in peoples’ lives.  I try to use that experience and knowledge as motivation every time I feel discouraged or unenthusiastic about completing a task.

How does your work improve Vante/PWS or Benefit our customers?

Part of my job is to be an effective communication channel between our customers and the rest of my team. Understanding what is really needed by our customers and translating that into actionable information for my team helps us identify where product and service improvements are needed.

Kathy Pearce

Kathy PearceCulture and People Development Leader

What makes you feel most fulfilled in your work at Vante/PWS

I enjoy coming to work every day because I love all the people I work with. Most of us have worked together for the last 10-15 years so we are like family. We have a lot of cultural diversity here and I like to hear all the interesting stories people share. It’s a fun place to work and if by the end of the day I have made someone laugh or smile with my corny jokes then I am happy.

Jonathan Bodle

Jonathan BodleVante Aftermarket Leader

Supporting Vante customers for 12 years.

Tell us about a time you went above and beyond for a Vante Customer?

“On top of always striving to make sure that customer demands are met on a daily basis, I always make sure that when we have customers in-house I make them feel welcome at Vante and here in Tucson. I’ve taken several customers out to the desert to explore local landmarks and enjoy the true beauty of the desert southwest.”

My history with Vante

Currently I am the Vante Aftermarket Leader managing all parts sales, repairs, upgrades, onsite services and contracts as well as over the phone trouble shooting and technical assistance. I began with Vante in product assembly and cross trained as a inventory controller. After a few months I was promoted to final product Quality Control technician which then introduced me to incoming QC inspecting all incoming parts from our vendors. Within a year of starting with SEBRA/VANTE, a position opened up in the sales department for a sales assistant. I jumped at the opportunity believing my assembly and QC experience would help me sell the products since I now had a good understanding of what went into them.

I spent a few years as a sales assistant growing to be solely responsible for the Medical Technologies Inside Sales for parts and duplicate off-the-shelf equipment. During this time, I was also the sole sales Leader for the Vante Bio Pharmaceutical products. More duties where given to me as I grew and then took on the logistics of organizing trade shows and marketing campaigns. My role then expanded to full inside and outside sales globally. Being the Customer Order and service manager I also spent a fair portion of my time assisting customers with the repair or re-certification of their products as well as onsite service and training visits.

With my long tenure at Vante I am very proficient at trouble shooting our equipment over the phone and identifying what equipment needs to come in for service. There are not many areas of the company I don’t know or haven’t been exposed to, so i’m used as a resource frequently when people internally and externally need to get something done right away.”

Kaitlin Farmer

Kaitlin FarmerL3, Quality Leader

Noel Marbella

Noel MarbellaRepair Tech

Pat Lopez

Pat LopezInventory

George Johnson

George JohnsonMechanical Designer

How does your work improve Vante/PlasticWeld or Benefit our customers?

My work improves Vante/PlasticWeld by providing correct and repeatable designs. Whether parts are being made in house or out they will meet the high standard expected from our customers. This creates an environment of comfort and ease and everyone wins.

Joshua McLean

Joshua McLeanApplications Tech

Gerry Guardiola

Gerry GuardiolaResearch and Development Manager

Kris Wickline

Kris WicklineMachinist

Rob Vander Voord

Rob Vander VoordMarketing Coordinator

What Makes you feel most fulfilled in your work at Machine Solutions?

I feel most fulfilled in my work at Machine Solutions when I know what I am doing is making a difference to our customers experience. Through work on our marketing materials, website and tradeshows, I get to work with an amazing team of Product Managers to make sure our customers get the right equipment to meet their needs. I feel excited that we are always looking at ways to improve our products, our service, and our customers experience.

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  • A MACHINE SOLUTIONS COMPANY
  • Vante
  • 100 N Tucson Blvd.
  • Tucson, AZ 85716 USA
  • 520-881-6555
  • A MACHINE SOLUTIONS COMPANY
  • PlasticWeld
  • 3600 Coomer Road
  • Newfane, NY 14108
  • 716-778-7691