Advanced Circuits Announces New Leadership in Operations and Technical Support


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Advanced Circuits has announced that Jim Hellmer, Director of Technical Support, has elected to retire after 24 years of service at Advanced Circuits.“We are grateful for Hellmer’s significant contributions to our success since the early years of our company, including managing the facility expansion of our Aurora Division and leading our CAM Engineering Department,” said John Yacoub, President and CEO of Advanced Circuits. Michael Ekladyose is succeeding Hellmer to lead Advanced Circuits’ Technical Support as Director of Technical Support effective April 2, 2018.

Ekladyose, previously named Operations Manager for Advanced Circuits’ Aurora Division, will bring knowledge and experience in engineering and operations to his new role. He will be instrumental in advancing the company’s commitment to outstanding technical support and service.

At the same time, Ralph Richart is succeeding Ekladyose as Director of Operations. Richart has 28 years of experience in the industry and a deep understanding of printed circuit board manufacturing technology and processes. He joined Advanced Circuits in 2016 with the company’s acquisition of Coastal Circuits, which he owned and operated.

About Advanced Circuits

Since 1989, Advanced Circuits has been the leading PCB manufacturer specializing in both prototype and production quantities with in-house prototype assembly capabilities. The company provides powerful PCB solutions that range from the simplest designs to the most rigorous requirements for the medical, commercial, defense, and aerospace marketplace. Advanced Circuits is MIL-PRF-31032, MIL-PRF-55110, AS9100D, ISO 9001 Certified, IPC 6012 3/3A, IPC 6018 Class 3 Qualified, and ITAR Registered as well as being DOD contracts ready.The company is well known for its expedited turn-time capabilities including Same Day and Weekend Turns and the industry’s best on-time shipping record. For more information, click here.

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