About Us

"Our passion at Dataforth Corporation is designing, manufacturing and marketing signal conditioning, data acquisition and data communication product solutions. Our mission is setting new standards of product quality, performance and customer service."
Corporate Background
Dataforth was established in 1984 to provide signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication hazard protection solutions to the ever-enlarging factory automation markets. The original entrepreneurial venture was spawned by the Burr-Brown Corporation, an international leader in analog integrated circuits and related products and now part of Texas Instruments, Inc.

Today, Dataforth is a worldwide innovator of signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products. It maintains a positive revenue growth and delivers a steady introduction of new products offering customers high quality solutions for their industrial applications.

Sales and Distribution
Dataforth customers benefit from worldwide distribution of its products and solutions. A network of over 130 US, International and North American Manufacturer's Representatives and Distributors in major markets provide sales and support convenience.
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Career Opportunities at Dataforth
Dataforth is always interested in self-motivating professionals who excel within a proactive team environment and share a common goal of exceeding our customers' expectations. Dataforth is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefit packages. We presently have the following positions available.

Dataforth Seeking Design Engineers
Dataforth Corp, Tucson, a world leader in analog signal conditioning, data acquisition data communication products, seeks dedicated professionals for challenging electronic design positions.

Responsibilities include design development of high performance products for the process control industry. Engineers are involved in all aspects of the design cycle from concept through production. This includes development of specifications, circuit analysis and simulation using modern tools, construction and analysis of breadboards, providing pcb layout guidance, prototype characterization, cost reduction, reliability analysis, EMC and Hazardous Location compliance, development of manufacturing test, and working with technicians to troubleshoot manufacturing issues.

Candidates are expected to work both individually and in small groups. Good communication skills are essential for success as interfacing with technicians, engineering support personnel, marketing, purchasing and manufacturing personnel occurs on a regular basis.

Work in a fast paced environment with a motivated staff and be able to quickly see the results of your contributions.

Benefits package includes: Profit sharing, 401K plan w/matching, relocation.

To Apply, Please Contact:
John Lehman
Engineering Manager
Fax 520.741.0762
Executive Management
Key executive management provides solid engineering, marketing and operational expertise that has driven steady, profitable growth in data acquisition, data communication, and signal conditioning.

Lee Payne, Founder and President Lee Payne
Founder and President

Mr. Payne holds an MSEE Degree from the University of Oklahoma and has more than 30 years experience in engineering including stints with the US Air Force Antenna Test Ranges. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Payne worked with Burr-Brown Corporation as a design engineer and later as engineering manager on projects in such areas as active filters, high-speed analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, data acquisition modules, remote data acquisition units, and industrial data collection terminals.

Robert Smith, Vice President of Marketing and Sales Robert Smith
Vice President of Marketing and Sales

Mr. Smith who holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Iowa State University, joined Dataforth Corporation in 1988. Before joining the Company, he held Engineering Manager and Marketing Manager positions in Burr-Brown's Data Acquisition and Control Systems Division where he was responsible for the design and manufacture of data acquisition control systems and factory floor data collection equipment. Mr. Smith holds a number of patents for bar code reading methods and data communication devices.

John Lehman, Engineering Manager John Lehman
Engineering Manager

Mr. Lehman has a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona in Tucson and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona. During his employment at Dataforth since 1989, Mr. Lehman has been involved in the design and manufacture of all Dataforth products with emphasis on high performance signal conditioning products. Mr. Lehman has written articles on signal conditioning theory and practice which have been published in various trade magazines.

Bill McGovern, North American Sales Manager Bill McGovern
North American Sales Manager

Mr. McGovern holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and joined Dataforth in 1995. Previous experience includes 18 years with General Electric in positions of Senior Sales Engineer, Product Planner, and Manager of Electric Utility Market, and 10 years as North American Sales Manager for Intelligent Instrumentation, a sister company to Dataforth. His experience in identifying and developing sales channels and markets for data acquisition, signal conditioning and data communication has contributed to Dataforth's fast track growth record.

Joel Lohr, Operations Manager Joel Lohr
Operations Manager

Mr. Lohr is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in Industrial Operations Management. Prior to joining Dataforth in 2000, Mr. Lohr held Production and Inventory Control positions with Burr-Brown, National Semiconductor and Exemplar Manufacturing. Previous to that he was an Engineer for Harley-Davidson and the Square D Company. He is an active member of APICS, the Association for Operations Management, having held a Board of Directors position for the last 15 years.
Analog to digital and digital to analog converters modems are among Dataforth's signal conditioning analog to digital and digital to analog converters solutions. Dataforth, the world leader in signal conditioning products.