Torrance, Calif., April 09, 2010 – LEDtronics, Inc., was a winner of the
2009 “Enriching the Community Award” given by the City of Torrance
Office of Economic Development as part of its annual Torrance Advantage program. “Enriching
the Community Award” recognizes businesses for their excellence in contributing
to the city’s prosperity through increase in revenue and tax base.
Eight Torrance Advantage Awards, which showcase businesses that demonstrate
innovative economic development strategies, were given in four categories at
the third annual awards ceremony, held March 25. The special reception at Torrance’s
new Miyako Hybrid Hotel was attended by local city and county government officials,
Chamber of Commerce members, South Bay dignitaries and community leaders.
Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto noted how fortunate the city is “that we
have businesses that take advantage of the challenges, and find ways to grow
in new directions and new avenues.”
In presenting the award, the mayor said: “LEDtronics has grown from
its start as a small two-person manufacturing organization into one of the
world’s leaders in designing, manufacturing and packaging of energy-efficient,
environmentally friendly light emitting diode (LED) lamps that help save energy
costs and contribute toward conservation efforts. It now employs 300 people
and has sales representatives worldwide. This is a testament to its 27-year
history of contributing to the prosperity of the Torrance community.”
With its 15-percent growth this year and 25-percent growth over the past five
years, the mayor said, LEDtronics embodied this year’s awards theme, “Grow
with us!” In many ways, he added, through fulfilling its mission of “greening
businesses,” LEDtronics has been greening the community through its financial
success and assistance to help transform others into more responsible stewards
of the environment.
Fran Fulton, Economic Development manager, also emphasized LEDtronics’ role
in the mission to conserve energy both in the community and the world with
every client and project, and said the company continues to help fulfill the
economic development goals of the city.
Upon accepting the award, President and CEO Pervaiz Lodhie acknowledged the
privilege of having the city of Torrance as a partner in growth through the
many ways the government has lent support through the past 27 years. “I
see a lot of good things happening in this city, and we want to be part of
this cycle and we want to see lot of jobs created,” he said.
In addition to the prestigious trophy and plaque, LEDtronics received a signed
letter of recognition from the mayor of Torrance, certificates of recognition
from the State of California, and certificates of commendation from the County
of Los Angeles and the U.S. Congress.
LEDtronics prides itself on nurturing a corporate culture that is centered
on service and community giving, both locally and globally. Founded in 1983,
the company has been a technological leader in designing, manufacturing and
packaging state-of-the-art LEDs to meet the world’s constantly changing
lighting needs. Its inventive product line encompasses an array of direct incandescent
lamp replacement LEDs, low-cost snap-in and relampable panel-mount LEDs, high
intensity sunlight-visible discrete LEDs, PCB LEDs, circuit board status indicators,
surface-mount diodes SMT LEDs, full-spectrum rainbow RGB LEDs and Infrared