About Us

Potomac Electric Building


Potomac Electric Corp. occupies the Engineering Building in the historical Sturtevant Manufacturing Plant, located in Boston, Massachusetts. The plant, renowned for the invention and manufacture of electrical fans and airplanes, has a history spanning 130  years.  The following websites, created by historians, offer detailed information on the history of the plant.


Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society- Sturtevant

The first American  airplane specifically designed for battle was prototyped  in our building. During its heyday, over 3,000 people worked at the plant. Potomac Electric  kept the spirit of innovation started by Sturtevant and later continued by Westinghouse Electric.

Potomac Electric is  proud to keep the manufacturing tradition of Boston alive!

Our company was founded in 1992. We develop innovative electric motors, control electronics and complex electromechanical systems for industrial and military applications.

Today Potomac Electric has three divisions that  provide products and services around the world in the areas of:

Design and manufacturing of servomotors, servo amplifiers, variable speed motors, drives and components.

Aftermarket  repair, refurbishment and replacement of motors and control systems used in industrial automation.

Design and manufacture of automated calibration systems to test vacuum gauges.


We strive to improve the quality of life of our employees and their families. The only way to achieve this is to continuously provide products and services our customers need and want to buy.


Potomac Electric Corp. is in conformance with ISO 9001:2015 Standard for the design and manufacture of high performance, precise, unique motors, drive electronics, and electro-mechanical systems for the medical, industrial, aerospace, and military markets.