designCraft offers electronic engineering services for custom projects including embedded design, printed circuit board design, product design, and prototype work.

We can help anywhere in the manufacture cycle, from conception to production, and have developed products for clients throughout the Midwest. Among our products are electronic distribution efficiency aids, radio-controlled industrial installations, remote data collection devices, prototype design and fabrication, and LED lighting control. Contact John to discuss your project.


We provide electronic industrial training services, and can design a course for your team. Courses we've taught include lead-free soldering, electrical trouble-shooting, electricity and electronics fundamentals. We'll customize on-site training to suit the needs and skill levels of participants, and offer lesson plans incorporating hands-on activities to provide a rich learning experience. Contact John to discuss your needs.


John Lombardo holds a M.S.E.E. from UW-Madison, and undergraduate degrees in mathematics and electrical technology from Long Island University and State University of New York. He worked as an electrical engineer for Colorgraphics Systems and Dynatech-NewStar, and was as an electronics instructor for Madison College for 20 years. He teaches training classes throughout Wisconsin.


Automation Plus has worked with designCraft Electronics for over 12 years and relies on John's expertise to design and develop prototypes, and finalize designs for production.His understanding of circuit design allows him to engineer robust designs that function efficiently and cost-effectively. We have also used him to trouble-shoot and update older systems, and his skill has allowed us to repair and return units to customers in a timely manner. In addition, John is a nice guy to work with.

Dennis Hilgendorf, Owner
Automation Plus