Who We Are
Westpak is a 3rd-party, independent test laboratory specializing in product and package testing. Our facilities are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) as well as certified by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) to perform a wide variety of testing. Founding Westpak in 1986, Herb Schueneman placed integrity and customer service at the core of the business operations. Over 30 years later, and 100% employee-owned, we proudly continue that tradition.
Philosophies and Founding Principles
- Westpak has always believed that “Integrity is the Priceless Component in Testing”.
- Testing services should be delivered in the same fashion that we would want to receive them.
- We believe that bad data is actually worse than no data. Without data, the typical designer is cautious.
- With bad data, that same designer is guaranteed to go the wrong direction.
- Work should be an enjoyable and professionally fulfilling endeavor, not just a four-letter word.
In today’s world of Fortune 500 competition, Westpak is proud to boast over 75 employee owners. Transferred to us by the founder Herb Schueneman, we seek daily to ensure you have the best possible service every step of the process. We go the extra mile and ensure your satisfaction because we care about you and we care about our company!
Note from our Founder and Chairman, Herb Schueneman
Westpak was formed by two frustrated engineers who thought that testing services should be delivered in the same fashion that we would want to receive them. Imagine that? It was our method of applying the Golden Rule to a business enterprise. That same philosophy applies 30 years later and is an integral part of how we do business even today. In addition, I believe that work should be an enjoyable and professionally fulfilling endeavor, not just a four letter word. These are the keys to our success, our “secret sauce” if you will.
Westpak still practices these same two founding principles today and we are very happy about that. We believe our customers are some of the greatest people in the world and try our best to treat them that way. As a team, we work hard together, play hard together, and enjoy almost every moment of that experience. We are thankful every day for the blessings that we have received and for the professional advancements that we are able to achieve. As a Christian, I can find no better way to express this than a humble thank you to our clients, my esteemed, hardworking and wonderfully talented Westpak team members, and to our Maker.