|(Left to right) LEDtronics President Pervaiz Lodhie, Vice President Almas Lodhie and Adil Gandhi, Vice President and General Manager|
In September, LEDtronics, Inc. celebrated its first 25 years of solid-state lighting design since being founded by Pervaiz and Almas Lodhie. During the anniversary event at the Torrance, California, headquarters, LEDtronics executives thanked employees and customers for making possible the company's successes to date, and for providing advanced technological opportunities for future achievements.
"My wife and I began this as a cottage industry in a suburban garage in 1983, finding buyers among the local aerospace firms," Pervaiz Lodhie, the company's president, explained. "We've grown into a multimillion dollar manufacturer with over 300 employees, with a 63,000-sq.-ft. facility in California and a second plant in Karachi, Pakistan. We're a world-leading supplier of lamps using up-to-date light-emitting diode [LED] technology with a global network of sales representatives. Most of our customers are composed of Fortune 500 corporations."
Joining some 200 employees and executives in the formal dinner ceremonies on September 19 were company friends, partners, longtime customers, and government representatives as well as affiliated organizations.
The guests included: Frank Scotto, Mayor of Torrance; Michael A. Gin, Mayor of Redondo Beach; Raul Luna, District Director to U.S. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez; Paul Arney, Political Director to U.S. Congresswoman Jane Harman; Ronnie Guyer, Field Representative to California Assemblyman Van Tran; Amelia Wong, District Director, State Board of Equalization; Syed Ibne Abbas, Consulate General of Pakistan in Los Angeles; Ahsan Wagan, Deputy Consulate General of Pakistan in Los Angeles; Dr. Nasim Ashraf, Pakistan Human Development Fund; Salvador Hernandez, Assistant Director in Charge of FBI Los Angeles field office.