Our Company

Lewis Controls was formed in 1971 by Dick Girouard and Bob Lewis. These gentlemen were ahead of their time. Many innovations that are commonplace in sawmills today such as hydraulic linear positioner cylinders, and many elements of modern scanning and optimization technology were integral parts of their early work.

From their efforts a company has evolved that is young, vibrant and dedicated to providing innovative technology. We've managed to do this while maintaining the high standards of startup quality and service response that our customers have grown to expect and appreciate.

Over the last 40 years or so while other controls companies in the sawmill industry have come and gone, been bought, sold, merged and have changed management structure, Lewis remains one constant that the industry can count on.


Marv Bernhagen,
Vice President / Chief Operating Officer