Peter Janicki — Founder and CEO
Peter Janicki founded Janicki Machine Design in 1993 intending to develop, produce and sell sophisticated computer-driven precision milling machines. To demonstrate the capabilities of his first CNC mill, he took on a project with a key Northwest boat manufacturer. By creating a machined mold for the hull, he saved the customer over $300,000 and weeks of hand labor. Janicki Industries’ innovative machined-composite boat molds have since revolutionized the marine manufacturing industry.
With that demonstration project, Peter realized that fast, highly accurate CNC machining capabilities and composite fabrication could be offered to several growing markets. Aerospace, marine, space, defense and ground transportation industries were ready for large, strong, accurate patterns, molds, tools and prototype parts for boat hulls, airplane fuselages and wings, even parts for space ships. The company name was changed to Janicki Industries in 2001.
Under Peter's direction and vision Janicki Industries has become a global supplier of precision-machined metal and composite tooling. Peter's dedication to perfection has kept company milling technology at state-of-the-art levels with JI’s proprietary 5-axis machines. These machines are among the largest and most precise in the world, with accuracy of ± .003” over a 100 foot long milling envelope.
Peter Janicki’s pioneering spirit continues to push the Janicki team to take on the most demanding engineering challenges. His core belief is that with intelligence and drive, teams can accomplish anything they can imagine. Solving seemingly impossible engineering problems for customers is Peter’s daily mission.
Prior to founding Janicki Industries, Peter was lead design engineer for Electro Impact, Inc. of Seattle, WA. E.I. designed large CNC machines for riveting and assembling aircraft wings and Spars. A native of Skagit County, Peter grew up participating in his family’s successful logging business. Peter earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. His Masters in Mechanical Engineering is from the University of Washington. He is an advisor to the UW Engineering Department.
John Janicki — President
John Janicki is President of Janicki Industries. John Janicki has been actively involved in Janicki Industries since its early days. John officially became Vice President of Sales for the company in 1994. He was appointed President in 2008 and is responsible for all JI operations including engineering, production, sales and marketing and administration. John has maintained direct involvement in JI’s aerospace and defense sales activities.
John Janicki holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Notre Dame University. Prior to joining Janicki Industries, John owned Janicki Architects, a firm serving residential, commercial and development clients. John’s experience managing large, complex, multi-million dollar projects has enabled JI to develop one of its core competencies: sophisticated project management.
John Janicki currently serves on the board of the Skagit County Public Facility District. This agency is responsible for funding and building an $18million performing arts center. During the early 1990’s he served on Public Hospital District #304’s board of directors. He is active in the Sedro-Woolley Chapter of Rotary International.
Lisa Janicki — Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Janicki was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2002. Lisa oversees all JI accounting practices including the accounting department, preparing budgets and financial reports, and directing tax and audit functions. She works with Peter Janicki, John Janicki and the board of directors to develop the company’s long term financial strategy. Additionally, Lisa is the focal point for Janicki Industries’ community relations involvements. From 1984 to 2002 Lisa managed financial and accounting functions for Janicki family businesses. Prior to that time she worked for Price Waterhouse in their Alaska office.
Lisa holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Gonzaga University. She has twice served as board president for the Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC), a 500-member business organization. Lisa is a member of Gonzaga University’s Board of Regents. She is also a United Way board member, an advisor to the board of Skagit Women Build – Habitat for Humanity, and an active member of Soroptimist International of Sedro-Woolley.