Peter Zieve founded Electroimpact in July 1986 after receiving a Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington in Mechanical Engineering. The initial task was to commercialize the Low Voltage Electromagnetic Riveting technology that he invented in Doctoral Research.
Dr. Zieve envisioned the company as a haven for engineers. His vision for the "engineer's company" relied upon engineer pride of achievement as being the driving force toward technical and commercial success. At Electroimpact an engineer is involved in the full scope of a project from inception, negotiations all the way through warranty and spare parts provisioning. This business model has allowed the company to provide a broad range of equipment and services in the field of aircraft and satellite manufacture.