3M Preferred Converter, Authorized Distributor, and Converter of Aearo Technologies LLC products

Rathbun is a leading converter and supplier of standard and customized vibration damping, acoustic damping, isolation damping, and thermal management solutions. We serve clients in the San Francisco Bay area, Silicon Valley, Northern California, across the country, and around the world.
We are a 3M Preferred Converter and one of the largest converters and distributors of 3M thermal management materials. We also provide a wide range of solutions utilizing E-A-R specialty composite materials.

Our History: 1967 to Today

Rathbun was founded in 1967 by Gail B. Rathbun, a mechanical engineer with an extensive background. Originally known as the Gail B. Rathbun Company, we started out as a distribution and sales representative specializing in mechanical and motion engineered solutions. Our initial customer list was short, but was made up of then-fledgling companies like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Varian, Kaiser Electronics, and Fairchild Semiconductor.
Today, we are a family-owned and operated business, bringing dependability and consistency to customers in electronics, semiconductor, biotech, med-tech, and other demanding industries. We work diligently to ensure quality, value, and availability of the latest and most advanced products on the market.
Over the years, Rathbun has grown and evolved alongside its Silicon Valley neighbors (many of whom are also clients). However, 50 years on and counting, we remain true to our roots. We are committed to offering the highest quality service and providing innovative solutions for your challenging applications.

Our Approach

At Rathbun, we value you and your business. We want our working relationship to be one of total satisfaction on both sides.  We won’t subject you to the usual voice mail runaround or seemingly endless stretches on hold; our phones are answered by real people who are ready to help. We can cross reference most distributor or manufacturer part numbers, making it quick, easy, and painless to find the right solution for your needs. Simply contact us with the appropriate information and we’ll take care of the rest.

Quality Products

Rathbun is committed to excellence and to providing only the highest quality products. Our standard and custom solutions are manufactured using state-of-the-art equipment in controlled environments to ensure precision and repeatability. All our products are stringently tested to ensure that they meet or exceed your functional, dimensional, and environmental tolerances and are in compliance with any applicable industrial or federal regulations.

New Product Development

We have access to, and are constantly in search of, innovative solutions for the rapidly changing needs of our customers. We work closely with our clients to maintain an ever-evolving product line that meets all your application and performance requirements. We stay in tune with industry changes that will help you receive the most up to date solution for your needs. If you need a specific product that you don’t see listed on our site, please feel free to contact us —we’re happy to help!

Contact Rathbun Associates for Precision Converting Services & Innovative Solutions

Rathbun has been providing complete converting services for standard and customized solutions for more than five decades. We are the only name you need to know for thermal management and acoustic, vibration, and isolation damping products for challenging engineering applications.
Contact us today to get started on the solution you need.