Leaders of PWI

Robi Lorik

As the President and CEO, Robi manages the overall operations and resources of PWI as well as ensuring the entire organization runs efficiently. A native of Wichita, Robi started at PWI as a production manager. He held several other positions before working his way up to his current leadership role. Robi’s favorite part of PWI is working with the staff, whom he thinks of as his family.



Chris Waggoner

The Director of Operations position, covers a wide range of tasks at PWI. Chris works to ensure the entire production side runs smoothly and efficiently on a daily basis. He also confirms that each department has the parts and resources needed to build PWI products, so customer orders can be fulfilled in a timely manner. Chris is a long-time employee who started at PWI back in 1987 as part of his high school’s cooperative program.

Rick Estes

Rick is the Chief Technical Officer for PWI as well as head of the engineering department. Since starting with PWI in 2016, Rick has made a major impact on PWI’s engineering department by working as a driving force for innovation. Rick has spearheaded an expansion of PWI’s product base beyond the aerospace industry and into new technologies.


Eric Dahlinger

As Sales Manager, Eric works with PWI’s international part dealers and distributors to meet and exceed customer demand. Eric has more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience in a wide variety of industries and companies. Eric most enjoys meeting and helping customers as well as working with the staff of PWI.