Qualastat Electronics, Inc.

Professional Interconnection Systems, Since 1986

Our History
Qualastat is the embodiment of what many consider to be the American dream. Cashing out his 401(k) and borrowing on credit cards, Vernon Judy Sr. began Qualastat in the basement of his home in Sparta, New Jersey in April of 1986. More than 25 years later, Qualastat: has 2 locations providing over 30,000 square feet, is financially solvent, and is a trusted vendor to quality companies like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Halliburton Energy.

The company's first opportunity was to reverse engineer a flexible circuit assembly, which led to Qualastat's origin as a designer and manufacturer of flex circuit assemblies. Opportunities involving cable assemblies and wire harnesses quickly followed, and Qualastat was on its way to becoming a fully operational manufacturer of interconnection systems. It was a struggle, yet within 2 years of the company's birth, there were a half-dozen employees and operations were moved from the Judy family home to a humble, leased space.

Seeking a more favorable business climate, the company moved to Gettysburg, PA in February of 1988. Shortly there after, the Department of Defense began downsizing. As a result, Qualastat was forced to refocus its business model. An effort was put forth to become a supplier to OEM's (Original Equipment Manufacturer) that require high quality product. This broadened the company's customer base and provided anti-cyclical business upon which to build a future.

Over the course of the last decade, high-volume manufacturing began moving to the lower wage countries of Mexico, China, and India. To adapt to a changing market place, Qualastat has focused on a low-volume, high-variety mix of product for which customer's require engineering support. This change has mandated the hire of additional engineering staff. To support this vision, a 13,175 square foot engineering and corporate center was opened in Chandler, AZ, a suburb of Phoenix, in June of 2010. The Southeast corner of Phoenix, where Chandler is located, is a technology corridor home to companies like Intel.

Projections are that Qualastat will double in growth by 2015. By having two facilities and a talented group in upper management, the company is well equipped for the growth.

Our history is rich and our future bright.