About Us

Co-owners Michael Manning and Frank Colonna founded American Autowire in 1987. Back then, it was a two-man operation working from Michael’s basement in Laurel Springs, NJ. Now, Michael and Frank are still at the helm along with Jim Cardona, but with over 100 employees and 38,000 square feet of space at the American Autowire manufacturing facility in Bellmawr, NJ. Our dedicated team has helped us become the premier automotive electrical manufacturer for OEM/Restoration, Modified Restoration, and Street Rod/Custom vehicles.



Quality Wiring Harnesses
for just about any job
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Made In The USA
Made in the USA & Veteran Owned
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Dedicated Service
Over 35 years of manufacturing experience
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Customer Focus
We are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our customers. Our daily actions are performed with the customer in mind, and we strive to continuously improve our products and ourselves. We prize innovation, and consider the end user with each new addition to our catalog.
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Effective Communication
We willingly share clear, accurate information. This means addressing customer concerns, while working to find the best solution within the parts we build.
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Integrity
Integrity begins with reliability. It is reinforced with honest communication, consistency in words and actions, and a willingness to accept responsibility for every item that leaves our facility.
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Leadership
Every American Autowire employee demonstrates leadership qualities by promoting teamwork and seeking new solutions. We treat each other, and our customers with fairness and respect.
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Safety
Safety is part of everything we do. We manufacture high-quality products in an environment where employee well-being is priority number one. Every part we manufacture must pass a thorough inspection in order to ensure a lifetime of trouble-free service.
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Strategic Thinking
We align and prioritize our daily tasks to support American Autowire’s achievement of its long-term goals. We passionately strive to see beyond the present, and look for new ways to improve.
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Technical Excellence
We strive to be experts in all aspects of our field, and to be a ‘go to’ resource for others in our areas of proficiency.
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Quality Dedication
We are passionately committed to providing superior products, utilizing our customer feedback, and producing only the highest quality work.

Meet The Team

Who We Are

American Autowire is the premier automotive electrical manufacturer for OEM/Restoration, Modified Restoration, and Street Rod/Custom vehicles. With decades of industry experience, we’re committed to delivering outstanding products and excellent customer service.

The American Autowire Difference

American Autowire manufactures the highest quality OEM replacement wiring harnesses and complete upgraded electrical systems for original restoration, performance enhanced, and custom automobiles. Our dedicated team and their passion for cars, ensures customers will receive the right product to meet their needs. Whether a builder, dealer or enthusiast, our extensive line of American made products, expert team, and superb technical and customer support, make wiring THAT easy!

Jim Cardona
Board of Directors
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Michael Manning
Board of Directors
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Frank Colonna
Board of Directors
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Dave McKelvey
Chief Operating Officer
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Keith Smith
Chief Financial Officer
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Steve Weintraut
Director of IT
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Brian Groff
Director of Manufacturing
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Marc DeMontigney
Sales & Marketing Manager
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Don Bock
Engineering Support Manager
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Craig Darpino
New Product Development Manager
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Mike Lundell
Facilities Manager
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Tiffany Hummel
Human Resources Business Partner
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Samantha Fischer
HR & Payroll Administrator
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Danielle Clark
Senior Purchaser
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Ryan Sullivan
Production Coordinator
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Bob Ely
Sales Coordinator
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Aaron Brownfield
Technical Support and Project Specialist
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Jon Johns
Sales Technician
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Allan Taylor
Sales Technician
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Dylan Miloshevsky
Sales Technician
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Keil Barracliffe
Sales Technician
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Cliff Carey
Sales Account Caretaker
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Josh Meads
Product Development Specialist
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Markus Thomas
Production Graphics Associate
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Maribeth Darpino
Graphics Support
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Glenn Forshee
Engineering Technical Support
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Tom Jettie
Engineering Technical Support
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Joseph Harris
Information Technology System Developer
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Brian Bricker
Information Technology QA and Training Assistant
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Erik Ewell
Information Technology Help Desk
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Andrea Fermano
Director of First Impressions
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Michele Fera
Sales Administrator
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What Our Customers Are Saying

“I started calling the different companies to see how good their pre-sales would be. I then looked at the wiring installation instructions to see how understandable they were. American Autowire really stood out from the rest of the pack. When I called American Autowire – Aaron Brownfield answered the phone. What a blessing, to get ahold of Aaron - he took the time to actually look at my project. Aaron recommended the Highway 15 … and it was his EXCELLENT customer service skills and technical acumen that tipped the scales. I know good customer service … because that is what I do for Dell. I often wish that I could call a company and get the same type of service that I give my customers. Thank you very much for your time and making such a good product. Please make sure Aaron gets a GREAT BIG THANK YOU!”

Michael T

“I recently (over the last year) restored a 1966 GTO that had no chrome, no glass, no rubber of any kind (except tires), and NOT a strand of wire. 
Thanks to American Autowire, that part of the job was easy. A special thanks to Dave Wilbur who helped me through a couple spots. Great product and great support!”

Al C

“Rewired my 67 Mustang with your kit and wanted to say what a great product you guys have. All my questions were answered with your tech support, and you were generous enough to send some extra connectors. Everything worked as it should the first time. I'd recommend American Autowire to anyone who wants to update their wiring.”

Rodney T

“I called today and spoke to one of your Technicians. I had purchased one of your engine harnesses for my 1963 Chevy II Nova and the light harness. I did all the wiring as described, but had no power throughout the car. The Nova still has its original wiring except for the cables I upgraded with American Autowire. Well that said, the Technician immediately knew of my problem, and was patient with me with all my questions, as stupid as they may have sounded. It was a simple fix that I missed during the installation. I just wanted your management team to know they have good knowledgeable and professional technical staff working for American Autowire!”

Dennis M

“Talked to Ray at AAW and he stated the wiper switch needs to be grounded on GM products. I can take a wire and touch ground/metal on vehicle and wipers should work. I told him dash was not connected to car and that would cause the switch not to be grounded since dash is not touching metal of vehicle. I learned something!!! By the way American Autowire has great service!”

David R

“I wanted to take a little time to express my complete satisfaction with your product and your company. Recently I completed a very high-end restoration on a ‘66 Chevelle in which I installed one of your complete wiring kits. The quality of the components, the detailed step by step instructions, ease of installation, and the spot-on technical staff made wiring this car a breeze, even with a variety of aftermarket accessories. It was a pleasure for a change to spend money on a product that fit, worked exactly as it should, and deal with techs that were actually techs. Thank You!”

Bob F

“Just wanted to drop you a line to tell you what a great experience I had in dealing with your technical person, Aaron, today. He was very knowledgeable, and took a great deal of time to help me with my install / hookup questions on my harness from AAW. It's always refreshing when you get the "back-end" support on a purchase. Kudos to Aaron....he is an asset to your company!”

Dave K

“The quality of your product was very obvious to all present at the onset. It is very indicative of the level of the professional service that you personally have shown us since first our contact. The workmanship in the construction of the harness leaves nothing to be desired. Please feel free to pass on our appreciation to all involved with the building.”

Ian F