Tempe-based Micro-Tronics celebrates 50 years in manufacturing

Above: Founders Angie and John Marusiak shortly after Micro-Tronics opened for business. Business News | 20 Nov |

2018 marked the 50th anniversary of Micro-Tronics, a leading precision manufacturer of mechanical assemblies, cloth reinforced diaphragms, solid rubber parts, and complex machined components for the commercial, business, and military aerospace industries.

Micro-Tronics’ client list includes Fortune 500 companies and aerospace, defense, and commercial titans such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Honeywell, Boeing, Raytheon, Intel, SubZero, Aerojet, Wolf, and many others.

A successful business with a history spanning 50 years has a story to tell, and Micro-Tronics’ is unique. The company was incorporated in 1968, a time of unrest in the U.S., with the Vietnam War raging, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, and student protests taking place around the country. Just a few months later in 1969, when Apollo 11 landed the first two people on the Moon, inspiring countless Americans to greater ambitions, Micro-Tronics opened its doors. It was with timely optimism that John Marusiak, a retired Air Force fighter and test pilot, and his wife Angeline had set a course to impact the future of machining.

Daring, adventurous, and always ready for hard work, John and Angie Marusiak wanted to build a future for their children, as well as to support the U.S. military. Today Micro-Tronics is owned and operated by the second and third generations of the family, currently under the direction of president Mark Travis, son-in-law of founders John and Angie Marusiak. Mark’s two sons are Micro-Tronics employees, as are former CEO Bob Marusiak’s two sons (Bob passed away in 2012) and a niece. This third generation begins their impact of bringing new business concepts and technology investments to Micro-tronics.

Employee retention at Micro-Tronics is high, with several employees’ tenure – and that of extended family – reaching 20 years or more. Joey Hoang, originally from Vietnam, has been a cloth prep specialist at Micro-Tronics for more than ten years. “Micro-Tronics’ family-centric environment makes me feel that I am one of the members and that I am well cultivated,” he explained. His sister, Chung, a trim operator, says, “Micro-Tronics has brought my family together, and the company is like family to me now. There is a strong community and support.” Micro-Tronics is also proud of its workforce diversity. More than 40 percent of the company’s employees are immigrants, and nearly 30 percent are women. 

“As a family-run business, reaching a 50th anniversary is a rare accomplishment,” president Mark Travis explained. “While our family takes pride in reaching this milestone, we realize that credit must also be given to our family of employees and, above all, to the customers who gave us their trust and confidence over the years.”

Giving back to the community where its clients and employees work is essential to Micro-Tronics’ leadership, particularly relating children and education. This year Micro-Tronics has committed to donating tuition assistance to in-need students to help them attend qualifying private or charter schools.

During the past 50 years, Micro-Tronics has built a tradition of quality and excellence and is well positioned for the future. “From our very first customer 50 years ago to our newest customer who placed their first order today, our goal has always been to stand behind our work, make quality parts, make them at a fair price, and deliver them on time,” says Mark Travis. “This tradition of integrity will always remain the foundation of Micro-Tronics.”

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