Pervaiz is the true American success story. After moving from Pakistan to Los Angeles in 1967, he started LEDtronics in his garage with his wife, Almas, in 1983. Pervaiz is the pioneer of LED lighting technology and LEDtronics, Inc. is now in its 30th year. He has created jobs for 100s of employees (many who have been with him for over 25 years), and he does extensive philanthropic work to provide light to those who have none across the world.
Educated and trained as a Mechanical Engineer, Pervaiz Lodhie’s entrepreneurial spirit brought him to the United States, where he was able in 1983 to fulfill his vision of creating a successful LED lighting company-LEDtronics, Inc., of Torrance, California. In the past 28 years the solid-state lighting industry has come to acknowledge his skills in packaging design and countless contributions to the advancement of LED lighting, where he and his team of engineers have provided a continuous stream of innovative solutions to the varied needs of their customers in all industries and trades.
He and his company continue to be at the leading edge of eco-conscious LED lighting technologies, providing unique solutions for such Fortune 500 companies as General Electric, Cisco Systems, Siemens, Caterpillar, IBM and Square D. As well, the U.S. Government and its agencies and military branches have called upon his expertise to produce custom solutions to specific lighting needs.
Pervaiz Lodhie also leads a large philanthropic program-”Pehli Kiran” (First Ray of Light)-which funds programs that provide educational and healthcare opportunities to women, men and children of poverty in Pakistan. He is also one of the founding directors of the National Commission for Human Development Fund (NCHD) – Pakistan Human Development Fund (PHDF), of which other contributing and active directors and members are The Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation, Pakistani Diaspora and other large international foundations.