The roots of Pico Corporation extend back to the 1950’s when under the name of Harrison & Sharp – several contact‐wire terminating devices were developed for the connector industry.

The present day corporation was formed in 1964 and has been providing products to the connector industry for five decades. Crimping tools developed by Pico include single indent, double indent, three indent, four indent, eight indent as well as hex dies for RF connectors and form dies for insulated and uninsulated terminals. Variations of the four/eight indent are the industry standards of today. In 50 plus years of support to the connector and using industries, Pico has earned an enviable reputation for the quality of our products and the excellence of our customer service.

Founders and History

Don Smiley and “” founded the company in 1964.

Bill Green partnered with Don in 1985. Bill had previously run Buchanan Crimp Tools, at that time the leading manufacture in the world for hand and pneumatic crimp tools. Bill brought a wealth of industry experience and design capabilities to the venture. Mr. Green led the development to expand Pico’s product line, including the addition of contact service tools, large gage (1,000 MCM) Hydraulic Crimping, and versatile Automatic Feed Crimping machines for pin and sockets contacts ranging from 24 AWG to 12 AWG.


Our business has grown primarily thru loyal customers and their referrals. For this we sincerely express our gratitude. Pico’s design and manufacturing team is uniquely equipped to produce products at the leading edge of technology, Bring us your requirements. We provide “elegant solutions to complex opportunities”.

Our customers make our cars and aircrafts safer and more energy efficient, they enhance the reception to our cell phones, they search for new energy sources, explore the universe, develop medical equipment enabling more accurate diagnosis.