Catching up with Dan Thau of Millennium Circuits Limited


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Millennium Circuits Limited is one of the fastest growing printed circuit board suppliers in our country today. Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, this company has grown exponentially since it began some 12 years ago. I visited with owner Dan Thau and his team last month and was pleasantly surprised at how organized and well-run this company is. In fact, this is one company that positively differentiates itself from the crowd with their outstanding customer service and technical support.

I was impressed by the number of referrals, not to mention testimonials, that they have received in the past several years. MCL is one of the most customer-centric companies I have ever seen, and it is no surprise that their customer-vendor bond is one of the strongest in the industry. These guys don’t lose customers—they just acquire them.

Dan Beaulieu: Dan, tell me the story of how this company came about.

Dan Thau: I founded MCL in January of 2005. Coming from the central Pennsylvania area, I saw a chance for this region to become an integral part of the electronics industry.

We started by approaching local Pennsylvania companies first, because I could see that some of these local companies were struggling to get good quality PCBs at competitive prices from their current suppliers. I saw a need to find a better solution, so I did some research on the industry.

Armed with that knowledge, I took a two-month trip to Asia to see if I could find the right companies to partner with, companies who could provide better overall value including quality, price and delivery. The trip was successful and I partnered with a Chinese company and provided my local customers with a better PCB solution.

Editor's note: To read the full version of this interview which appeared in the February 2018 issue of The PCB Magazine, click here.

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