Positronic, a private manufacturing company, produces electrical connectors used in the military, aerospace, medical, telecommunications, and industrial industries. Located in Springfield, Missouri, Positronic has worldwide distribution and plants located in five additional countries.
Positronic manufactures a wide variety of products. Some products are distributed through PosiShop.com, an ecommerce site. Larger orders are typically handled between engineers and company representatives over the phone after careful review of the main website at www.connectpositronic.com, however. The products feature high reliability and quality, making them desirable across multiple industries. In addition to offering its standard line of products, Positronic can also modify and create products to meet the specific needs and applications of individual customers.
Positronic founder Jack Gentry had the right mix of experience and training to build a successful company. Gentry was a metallurgical engineer and had served as an officer in the United States Marines. Gentry founded the company in October of 1966, and the initial business focused on supplying the aerospace industry with electrical connectors.
As the company grew, it expanded both geographically and in terms of the products it offered. Plants were created in Singapore, Puerto Rico, China, France, and India. Positronic began to create products for additional industries, including the military, medical, and test equipment industries.
With Positronic’s success, the company created an apprenticeship program. The program allowed high school students to gain training and experience, facilitating the transition from school to work. Beginning in 1993, Positronic provided graduates of the apprenticeship program with employment and even financial support for further college training.
Positronic currently manufactures a wide variety of products, and is responsible for introducing new connectors to the electronics industry. Products are manufactured from start to finish in the Positronic factories, allowing for superior quality control and customization options.
Notable products manufactured by Positronic include power connectors, military connectors, hermetic connectors, modular connectors, circular and rectangular connectors, fiber optic connectors, connectors with thermocouple contact options, and D-subminiature accessories, adapters, and ports.
Positronic’s website offers the user-friendly Part Genie, an inventory search tool designed to help engineers find the part that is just right for their project. Additionally, Positronic offers 2D and 3D files available for immediate download to provide detailed information on product design and functionality.
Positronic has received recognition and multiple awards for its excellent performance. The company received the ISO 9000 standard in 1993, and earned the Gold Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Compliance Award in 2000. Latter awards include the 2008 Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year Award.