Owner, President & CEO
Hygrade Precision Technologies, LLC
Pedro Soto is the owner, President & CEO of Hygrade Precision Technologies, LLC , a provider of precision grinding lapping services located in Plainville, CT. A graduate of Amherst College, Pedro started on a career in IT before joining the family business in 2007. Space-Craft Manufacturing, an aerospace manufacturing company, was started by his father John Soto in 1971.
In 2011, Pedro became Chief Operating Officer of Space-Craft. In the years following, Space-Craft achieved double digit growth, as he transitioned to company to producing components for the next generation of military and commercial jet engines. As a result of this growth, in early 2016, Space-Craft was acquired by DRT Aerospace, a diversified global manufacturer. Pedro remained through the transition and left DRT to pursue the acquisition of Hygrade in October, 2019.
Pedro is active in the community, serving on several boards and community foundations. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Aerospace Components Manufacturer Association, Chair of the City of New Haven Economic Development Commission and serves on the Gateway Community College Foundation Board of Directors and the Westville Renaissance Alliance. He lives in New Haven, CT with his wife and daughter.