Who We Are

“Our business is rooted in precision and quality to deliver best-in-class testing and manufacturing for our customers.”

– Dr. Donald R. James, Chief Executive Officer

At Solero Technologies, we get life moving.

For more than 50 years, our industry-leading transmission solenoids, engine solenoids, stop-start accumulators, and hydraulic control modules have delivered optimal performance.

Our success is rooted in precision and quality, and we are committed to developing customized products and solutions for customers around the world.

Driven by a passion for innovation and invention, Solero Technologies is moving confidently towards a more efficient future.


Solero provides technologies that put solutions in motion.

Our Values Guide All We Do


Having the courage to do the right thing—the right way.


Valuing diversity & inclusion, our organization & business partners and the communities we serve.


Working together with common goals and an “All In” mindset.


Providing trust and freedom
to act—at the right time.


Demonstrating excellence and celebrating our achievements.


Our facilities in Michigan and Mississippi deliver best-in-class testing, manufacturing and customer service. Our manufacturing facility in Water Valley receives 1.8 million components daily to produce one solenoid every six seconds.

Solero Technologies holds a deep portfolio of intellectual property and patents. Our technologies have been honored with an Automotive News PACE Innovation Partnership award, the automotive industry’s highest accolade.

Automotive News Pace Award

15 Million

Parts Delivered to
Global Customers Annually

50 Years

of Tradition and Excellence


Defect Free

DQS IATF16949 Quality Management Certified

IATF 16949


OSHA Voluntary Protection Program
Star Site Designation

DQS Certified Management System

ISO 14001 + ISO 45001


At Solero Technologies, we have been developing and manufacturing industry-leading solenoids, stop-start accumulators, and hydraulic control modules for 50 years.

From our earliest days in Water Valley to our growing presence in Detroit, we are proud of what we have built and are energized by our future.

Corporate Responsibility


Solero Technologies is committed to supporting a cleaner environment.

As clean technologies and design advances rapidly evolve in the automotive industry, our engineering expertise and agile production approach means we’re there as a trusted partner to make clean and sustainable visions a reality.

Our commitment to the environment extends to our own operations and practices. With our technologies, transmissions run smoother, contributing to cleaner and more efficient vehicles, longer vehicle life cycles and a healthier environment.

Community Impact

Collaboration is at the heart of our company. It’s one of our core values, and is the foundation of our relationships with customers.

We are committed to extending that spirit of collaboration into our communities, as well. It is our goal to have a positive impact in the metro Detroit, Water Valley and Yalobusha County areas and help them grow and thrive.

In recent years, Solero Technologies has proudly supported a variety of philanthropic donations and activities supporting local schools, veterans and underprivileged individuals.

We have also proudly invested in workforce development programs, including partnerships with Everest, Northwest Mississippi Community College, the University of Mississippi Center for Manufacturing Excellence and Mississippi State University.


Solero Technologies’ leaders have deep experience in the automotive market, business and technology. Together, this team plays an integral role in the long-term growth and future innovation of the organization within the automotive market and beyond.

  • Dr. Donald R. James

    Dr. Donald R. James

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Chris Byrd

    Chris Byrd

    Vice President, Human Resources
  • Maru Cahill

    Maru Cahill

    Director, Quality & Program Management
  • Brett Peglowski

    Brett Peglowski

    Director, Product Engineering
  • Gary Stites

    Gary Stites

    Director, Operational Controlling
  • Tom Tkach

    Tom Tkach

    Plant Manager
  • Tom Villerot

    Tom Villerot

    Vice President, Sales
  • Rosemary Welsh

    Rosemary Welsh

    Director, Purchasing & Supply Chain


From our facilities in Michigan and Mississippi, Solero Technologies delivers 15 million parts across the globe each year.



2114 Austin Avenue
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Water Valley Office and Factory

Manufacturing Facility

600 Highway 32 East
Water Valley, MS 38965

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