WinSystems was founded in 1982 (as WinTech), WinSystems manufactures and distributes embedded computers for use in industrial applications. Products include embedded x86-compatible single-board computers, analog boards, digital input/output (I/O) boards, industrial CompactFlash and many other items that are useful in industrial embedded systems. On September 19, 2007 - Jerry Winfield, President of WinSystems, announced that the company instituted an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and joined a growing list of companies whose employees are stockholders.( Employee ownership ) This corporate structure offers stability and longevity for the WinSystems Corporation insuring long-term availability of products for its customers. This is very important for industrial OEMs using embedded PC technology to support their ongoing and future applications.