CRISTI CRISTICH founded CRISTEK INTERCONNECTS, INC. at the age of 23 with a fistful of credit cards, a loan from a friend and a purchase order from a gutsy purchasing agent at Litton Industries. Cristich began her career as a part-time receptionist for a Northern California electronics firm during the summer of high school graduation, intending to work while attending college. Instead of pursuing her education, she chose to support herself by transitioning to a full time position. When a large conglomerate purchased her employer in 1985, Cristich seized the opportunity to begin her own company on little more than the strength of her word.
Cristich' top priority is meeting her commitments to employees, customers, family and the community. A strong conviction that business leaders should contribute to society through both philanthropic efforts and the political process, has led to Cristi's involvement in many organizations over the years. She has most notably served as Statewide President of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and has run for California State Assembly. Cristi's current philanthropic commitments are centered on the families of our brave U.S. Armed Forces.
Cristi resides in Orange, California with her husband, John Milazzo, and her three "wise guys" -- black Labradors Sonny, Rocco and Vito. Aside from her business, community and political interests, Cristich enjoys reading, travel and the shooting sports. She is a licensed private pilot and holds patent #5,743,754 issued 28 April 1998.