Founded in 1947 as the Electronic Engineering Company of California, EECO was one of the earliest electronics manufacturing companies to locate in Orange County, Calif. The company has been an innovator and pioneer in such diverse industries as videotape editing equipment, passenger entertainment systems for aircraft and computer systems for the hotel industry. Among the leaders in binary coded switches, EECO has developed a wide variety of thumbwheel switches and introduced the Stripswitch and Micro-DIP printed circuit board mounted coded switches. The company also develops membrane and elastomer keypads. In 1993, Transico purchased the EECO Switch Division. The company operates a facility in Brea, Calif., which serves as corporate headquarters and the manufacturing location for membrane and mechanical switch production. EECO also has manufacturing facilities in Mexico, Taiwan and China, as well as a sales office in the United Kingdom.