About MarTek Limited

Russ&CharlieWhat we’re about

MarTek’s purpose is to develop, manufacture, and deliver innovative products that protect people from the hazards of an electrical arc-blast. We pride ourselves in producing products that are of creative design, rugged construction, and easy to use in the field.

Our Beginning

“Necessity is the mother of invention”… it’s more than just a cliché. It is truly the story of the beginning of MarTek Ltd.

In 2002, while working for a major chemical company, Charlie McClung the founder of MarTek Limited, recognized the need for a simple way to remotely operate circuit breaker control switches. After searching unsuccessfully for such a tool, he went to work to design one himself.

In early-2004 MarTek Limited was incorporated and began manufacturing the CS01 Chicken Switch. Charlie’s good friend and former coworker, Russ Safreed, was giving input on the final design, as well as performing the first field tests of the unit. In the fall of 2004 MarTek went live with marketing the device.

In 2009, Charlie left the chemical company to devote himself fulltime to MarTek. In 2010, Russ resigned from his employment to become co-owner of MarTek Limited.

Design and Manufacturing

We use state-of-the-art tools such as CAD, 3D modeling, finite element stress analysis for design work. Manufacturing is performed by utilizing a wide variety of CNC tools for turning, milling, and bending, in addition laser, cnc router, and waterjet cutting.

Our Products

Since 2010, MarTek’s product line as grown from three products to well over 20 products. Ranging from control switch operators and breaker operators, to racking devices.

All of MarTek’s products follow the same guiding principles of design:

  • Innovative design — thinking out of the box!
  • Quality construction
  • Ease of use
  • Protect people!

MarTek’s line of products continues to grow. We also welcome unique opportunities for one-off or custom builds.