Armed with little more than a fistful of credit cards, a $25,000 contract from Litton and a small loan from her first boss, 23-year-old Cristi Cristich founded Cristek in 1985 to serve the military and aerospace industries and their warfighters. Over 25 years later, Cristek boasts a diverse and experienced management team, over 100 employees and more than 56,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Southern California and New England.
Cristek's consistent, near-perfect performance, has earned it a position as preferred supplier to several major military/aerospace prime contractors and is a testament to its ability to operate a process disciplined and metric- based business while maintaining its customer-focused, entrepreneurial roots.
Cristek Interconnect's extensive range of interconnect technologies and deep commitment to process discipline provide even the most demanding customers with rapid, seamless progression through concept, proof of design, proof of manufacture and full scale production.
Cristek leverages its vertical integration and engineering expertise to distinguish itself as a best-in-class cable, harness and complex electromechanical assembly manufacturer. Cristek is one of only a handful of interconnect suppliers with expertise in DC through 67 GHz RF frequency connector, cable and electromechanical design and assembly.
Cristek's expertise in nanominiature and microminiature connector technology also makes it the company of choice for standard applications as well as custom solutions for high-density, high-reliability interconnects in both rectangular and circular configurations. Adding EMI filtering and hermetic sealing to its connectors while designing and manufacturing application-specific connectors and next-level assemblies for ultra-high-speed, matched-impedance requirements puts Cristek in a class by itself when it comes to solving mission-critical challenges.