SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Positronic, a global manufacturer of high reliability electronic connectors and build-to- print cable assemblies, is celebrating 50 years of growth and success in the increasingly diverse and expanding electronics industry.
Founded in 1966 by Jack Gentry, a former Marine and metallurgical engineer, Positronic began as a manufacturer of high quality electronic components for the aerospace industry. In the 1980s, Positronic expanded internationally, establishing offices in Europe, southeast Asia, and India. Today, Positronic is a major manufacturer of high reliability electronic connectors and cable assemblies for use in a variety of markets, such as aerospace and defense, computing, rail, medical, industrial, spaceflight, and energy, among others.
Positronic (connectpositronic.com) reports that it sells product to over 2,500 customers around the globe and that it manufactures high-quality connectors offering machined contacts, high current density, and design flexibility. Positronic holds patents for many unique connector features, products, and manufacturing techniques, including the PosiBand®.
“Our employees today, guided by our core values of integrity, innovation, growth, teamwork, and community, are driving beneficial change in not only the interconnect industry, but also within the markets we serve,” said John Gentry, president and CEO of Positronic, in a statement. “As we move forward with our mission and execution of strategic growth initiatives, we will continue to engage our customers, employees and stakeholders throughout the journey.”
Positronic’s core capabilities include solid machined contacts with low resistance/high conductivity for use in standard and quick-turn custom connectors. Its key products include high power, D-sub, rectangular, modular, and circular connectors. Many parts are available immediately off-the-shelf using PosiShop.com. Customized solutions are also available. The company prides itself on its ability to quickly modify existing designs or create new products to meet application- specific needs.