PWI, Inc., formerly known as Precision Winding, Inc., was founded in 1963 by Miklos (Miki) Lorik. Miki began his coil winding business using a modified sewing machine. As he continued to grow his business, Miki started purchasing more modern and advanced winding machines along the way. In 1972, PWI pioneered Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lighting systems for aircraft and PWI began to expand into the electronic manufacturing business as well. In 1999, PWI purchased the complete Tape Wound Bobbin Core product line from Friskam Infinetics. PWI’s expertise expands to both inside and outside of the aviation industry. Over the years, PWI has expanded its product line into numerous and diverse markets such as Agricultural, Automotive, Motorcycle, Medical, Military, and Contract Manufacturing just to name a few.
In 2000, PWI changed its name from Precision Winding, Inc. to PWI, Inc. in an endeavor to better represent the company. Also in 2000, Miki Lorik, Founder and Owner, announced his retirement. Though he is not active in the day-to-day processes, he remains PWI’s CEO. His vision is carried on by two of his children. Robi Lorik serves as President and Judy Baldwin is Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer. Both have been actively working in the business for over 25 years. In 2008 and 2009, PWI added an LED Lighting System to its product line. These LEDs include both stock and custom LED Lighting. In this same time period, PWI applied for, and was granted, a U.S. Patent on Univolt, an extremely energy-efficient driver for lighting that will run both AC and DC currents!
In 2012, PWI, Inc. became a Women Owned Business when the ownership of PWI was transferred to Judy Baldwin as CEO and Robi Lorik as President.
PWI, Inc. is located in Wichita, Kansas—the “Air Capital of the World”. Wichita is the home of four major aircraft companies: Hawker/Raytheon, Learjet/Bombardier, Cessna, and Boeing—all of which are customers of PWI as well.
PWI continues to maintain the philosophy and practice of integrity, customer service, and quality that has made us the successful business we are today. We are proud of our past accomplishments and look forward to the partnerships and endeavors of the futures.