Advanced manufacturing company looks to grow its Lake County business

Eustis, Fla. (May 22, 2024) – What started as a six-month break has turned into a burgeoning business for Jon Waldmann at his Mount Dora compound.

Near the end of 2019, Waldmann left his position at Sanford’s .Decimal to seek the next chapter of his life, but COVID had other plans for Waldmann.

Instead of looking for his next job or employer, he started buying advanced manufacturing equipment, a CNC router, an industrial milling machine, and a CO2 laser machine and started designing and fabricating items for other businesses

Today, Waldmann has joined the UCF Business Incubation Program as a client company of the Lake County/Eustis Incubator.

“With its regional focus, I’m looking to utilize their network to connect with other technology companies, particularly highly advanced industries that need specialized manufacturing components, Waldmann says. “Plus, they are experts at helping businesses with a lot of the backend items that are essential for your business.”

Today, Waldmann Enterprises focuses on the following areas:

  • Manufacturing process development & improvement
  • CNC training
  • Product design
  • CNC machining and routing
  • Laser cutting and engraving
  • 3d printing and rapid prototyping
  • Reverse engineering

One example of Waldmann’s work is with Multicore Technologies, where he designed and built parts for their optic lab and adaptors for sensors.

“We needed very specific items for what we do that would hold up as we experimented with our technology and products,” says Jody Wilson, founder & CTO, Multicore Technologies. “Our team has been very impressed with the designs and products Waldmann has delivered for us.”

One of the keys to Waldmann’s business is being able to offer design services, along with the fabrication of products and having the ability to create processes to deliver very unique items.

“A lot of the design firms don’t have the manufacturing ability that we bring,” Waldmann says. “We’re able to take the most complicated ideas, develop the prototype and then develop the systems for larger production.”

For the UCF Business Incubation Program, client companies like Waldmann Enterprises showcase how the program works within regional goals to create jobs and economic impact.

“Much of the region is focusing on advanced manufacturing because the types of jobs needed for that industry are high-wage for a highly-skilled workforce,” says Wendy Taylor, site manager, Lake County/Eustis Business Incubator. “As Jon grows and expands, this could become a key player in our local economy for years to come.”


Contacts UCF Business Incubation Program: Alan Byrd, 407-415-8470,

About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy.

With nine facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Eustis, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. In 2023, current incubator clients supported over 1,000 employees and generated over $120 million in revenue.  Nineteen companies graduated from the program and remained in the local community. For more information, visit

About Waldmann Enterprises: Owner/operator Jon Waldmann started Waldmann Enterprises in 2020 in pursuit of a fulfilling, hands-on, career merging his technical talents and creative desires. Jon graduated from UCF with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and spent years in medical product design and CNC manufacturing. Starting a business in the height of the COVID pandemic, Jon put his design and manufacturing talents to work creating custom fit and aesthetically pleasing sneeze guards for professional offices with unique features to meet individual process flow needs. Continued investment in the business brought industrial CNC milling machines, advanced software, 3D-Printers, lasers and more support equipment to broaden the capabilities of his shop.. For more information, please visit