Our History

Four Decades of System Solutions

Founded in 1981 by Lou Cetrangelo with the mission to make modern computing easy and accessible to anyone, General Technics has served customers for nearly 40 years with engineered solutions that control critical applications across the country.

40 Years of Customer Success

1980s: Having served in the US Navy, Lou had a strong technical background including engineering experience designing military computer peripherals. Upon inception, General Technics initially produced step-by-step manuals that could help anyone assemble their own personal computer, as well as components and complete system kits.


1990s: General Technics helped customers repair and upgrade existing equipment, primarily IBM® lines of PS/2 computer systems. The service was so helpful that IBM’s own support center began referring their customers to General Technics for upgrades. After partnering with Joyance® Enterprises to bring computer system solutions to large-scale industry, General Technics became the prime distributor of ruggedized, rackmount computer chassis in the US, serving banks, universities, and large corporations. The mid-90s brought expansion into lower-cost, low-height, rack-mountable PCs that could power web servers and internet service providers. With the technology and resources already available, General Technics was in a prime position to develop and supply these unique solutions.


2000s: In 2000, General Technics purchased its current 10,000-square-foot manufacturing and assembly facility on Long Island to serve even more customers. In 2002, the company was recognized as an Intel® Premier Provider for outstanding sales and support of Intel system boards, processors, and server products and would be upgraded to a Platinum member of the Intel Technology Provider program 10 years later. In this decade, General Technics began offering custom design and engineering services to meet exact customer demands, while developing specific platforms like ultra-quiet rackmount computer systems for video surveillance, compact- and short-depth chassis for high-density computing, and super-rugged rack systems for aerospace applications with high shock resilience and mass storage.


2010s: In recent years, General Technics has acquired contracts with massive deployment opportunities and expanded our warehouse and assembly facility to build, test, and ship ever larger ongoing orders. General Technics continues to hire and train additional staff to meet promised delivery dates with the same high standards of quality and reliability. We remain committed to providing the best solutions for each customer, embracing new technologies as they emerge, and adapting to changing markets.

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