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The SteppIR Team: Dedicated to Your Success

At SteppIR we aren’t just manufacturers of antenna systems – we are users as well! As you can see below with our core leadership team we have been in the ham industry for a long time and expect even better things in the future. But we aren’t alone: we are supported by a wonderful manufacturing team, finance, operations and HR team, and more. It’s a team effort to bring you the best and most innovative antennas around.

Our Team

John Mertel

John Mertel – WA7IR

CEO & Founder

Following his sale of Fluidmotion Inc., a company founded by John in 1994, John then co-founded and helped build SteppIR into what it is today! As COO, John led our sales, operations, engineering, and manufacturing personnel for the first phase of our growth from 2001 – 2013.  After spending four years as President of intentional3D, he returned to acquire SteppIR from Mike Mertel, with a vision towards taking the company to the next level of development.  John is our fearless leader and is leading the charge to build the framework to lead SteppIR into the next decade and beyond.  After 20+ years of experience as an entrepreneur, John still gets excited when it comes to building companies – and helping to create outstanding teams!

Lori Diskin

Lori Diskin

Operations Manager

Jeff Woehlert

Jeff Woehlert – W7CD

Product Engineer

Jeff Woehlert

Daniel Walsh – KJ7DHC

Product Engineer

Roee Schwartz

Roee Schwartz – KJ7HDV

Product Engineer


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Gone for Hamvention!We are out of the office for Dayton's annual Hamvention. Come see us at the booth!

Our sales and engineering team are out of the office this week for Dayton's annual Hamvention! We will be answering calls and emails remotely as best as we can and might not be getting back to you until the week of May 23rd.

Controller's are Shipping!

We now have all the parts for the electronic controllers in-house, and we anticipate rapidly catching up to our backlog. This will also have a significant effect towards reducing our lead-times for new orders.

We have had many challenges at SteppIR during these unprecedented times, and we are a very proud company as we emerge stronger than ever - we could not be in the position we are without you, our fantastic customers.

See you at Hamvention!