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The Protomet team is driven by the challenge of capturing ideas and creating solutions that go beyond expectations through innovative design, world-class engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing, gaining a competitive advantage in the market. Each team member is encouraged to use their gifts to make a positive impact in the organization, as well as our community.

Since 1997

Protomet Corporation has been a world-class provider of engineering and manufacturing services. In addition to comprehensive design services, Protomet provides high-precision production manufacturing and finishing for clients in a variety of markets, including marine and boating, automotive, homeland security, industrial, energy and power.



partners with its customers' resident engineers to assist in designing parts for the manufacturing process that enhance products while reducing component costs (by as much as 75 percent).

In Recent Years

Protomet has more than doubled in size and introduced a proprietary line of products marketed under the PTM Edge Watersports brand that makes and markets boating mirrors and wakeboard tower components for boats of all kinds. In 2014, a $7 million plant expansion brought new staff and state-of-the-art high-tech equipment from around the world to the company's headquarters.

In April 2019,

Protomet officially opened its new $30 million, 244,000-square foot plant in Loudon County with a community-wide open house. The new facility houses engineering and administrative offices as well as a massive manufacturing and finishing operation. When fully staffed, the new Protomet facility will create 200 new jobs for Loudon County.

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Protomet has a culture of innovation and LEAN manufacturing. We design innovation directly into our products and processes – and even package products in a way that better serves our customers’ needs. Innovative design and manufacturing is the heart of what we do at Protomet.


Jeff Bohanan

Founder and President of Protomet, earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee. A Knoxville native, Bohanan worked at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex for 12 years before launching Protomet Corporation in 1997.

Under Bohanan’s leadership, Protomet experienced rapid growth in the past decade and was recognized by the statewide publication Business TN Magazine as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the state.

In recent years, the company has invested heavily in R&D and now has numerous patents for products that are sold to major OEMs as well as an international dealer network.