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TOP INSULECTRO SALESPERSON CLOCKS 50 YEARS

Steve Piatt Achieves Half Century of Sales Excellence

Taking a well-deserved pose with Insulectro’s leadership team!

Insulectro just commemorated a milestone never before celebrated; 50 years ago, a would-be geologist joined the Insulectro team and began cutting laminate. 50 years later, with geology far behind him, Steve Piatt celebrates an almost unimaginable accomplishment – a half a century as the most successful Insulectro Technical Account Manager we have ever had. The electronics industry was starting to emerge with new technologies in 1972 – an era that saw the invention of the VCR (video cassette recorder), the first floppy disk (8 inches in diameter), the first arcade game Pong, and the digital watch. A few years after Steve began work for our company, the electronics revolution picked up speed with the first home computers and cellular phones. Insulectro, with Steve’s help, pioneered these new technologies which radically changed how people lived and communicated. The revolution continues. All of us are honored to have known and worked with Steve entering the company at various points of those 50 years.     

PERSONAL DEDICATIONS:  

PATRICK REDFERN, PRESIDENT & CEO – INSULECTRO 
“Speaking for the Redfern Family, I’d like to thank Steve for not only his unbelievable skill at sales and relationship building but for his personal performance, perseverance, and personality that have taken Insulectro to where it is today. On a personal note, I have learned so much about our business and its potential from Steve, plus a few things about Cabernet, steak, and doughnuts! From the entire Puma Family, thank you.”

DON REDFERN, CHAIRMAN – INSULECTRO 
“I met Steve in 1974. He had just transferred up from the El Segundo office to the Northern California office. I was the new finance guy coming into a sales and distribution company. I learned more from Steve Piatt over the years on what a unique sales and distribution organization Insulectro was than anyone else in the company or industry. We have been extremely fortunate to have Steve as part of our family. My brother and I have a lifetime of History and memories together.”  

TIM REDFERN, MANAGING PARTNER – REDFERN PARTNERS
“I have been very fortunate to have known Steve Piatt for most of my life, but it wasn’t until I went to work in sales at Insulectro that I had the opportunity to really know him and what made him so special. Steve created his own style of sales and customer service over the years and he stuck with it. From his self-effacing humor to his genuine generosity, it was hard not to love Steve. And for the few outliers, you could always count on him for delivering donuts with prepreg. Fifty years is an amazing milestone and nearly unheard of these days. Over those decades Steve has made an indelible mark on Insulectro and the culture that helps set us apart. “Thank you for your unwavering loyalty and support through thick and thin, Steve. You are a gem.”  
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EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ACQUIRED BY REDFERN COMPANIES

ETI specializes in selling and installing new equipment and offering maintenance services to the circuit board industry worldwide.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Hudson, NH-based Equipment Technologies, Inc. (ETI) announces it will be acquired by The Redfern Companies. ETI product and service offerings will be supported by Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials and services for PCB manufacturers in North America.

“ETI looks forward to taking this next step with Insulectro”, commented Jon Pelletier, ETI President. “In bringing UCE’s new equipment lines and our highly skilled technicians and pairing them with the Redfern Companies’ extensive portfolio of resources; we expect an unprecedented opportunity for growth and expansion. I feel this is a great opportunity for both ETI and our customers. I look forward to personally continuing with the new company and helping to grow and provide cutting edge solutions to our industry.”

Speaking on behalf of the Redfern Companies, Patrick Redfern commented, “Effective August 1, 2022, we will acquire the company ETI to augment our current offering of equipment sales and service. This is a big step toward supporting our customers as they automate their manufacturing process. Inclusive with ETI, Insulectro will be able to offer ‘connected factory’ solutions by bringing our world-class materials, and cutting-edge equipment along with our custom process control systems (provided by our Focus Tech chemical company) for every process in the fabrication facility.

“I am excited to welcome the ETI team to our family. Jon, who will remain President, has 30 plus years of equipment experience and strong relationships in the industry worldwide” continued Redfern. “ETI will relocate to our Londonderry, NH, facility to better leverage our resources and provide a base for the introduction of new equipment from Universal Circuit Board Equipment Co., Ltd. (UCE) which is a higher-end equipment manufacturer selling a variety of PCB manufacturing equipment, especially in the wet process area.

“We plan to combine our game-changing InduBond® induction press offering with new offerings from UCE to expand dramatically into the new equipment sales market. Combining ETI’s connections and experience with our nationwide presence and reputation in the industry, we look forward to engaging our customers in new ways.”
Redfern concluded, “Another step to enable our customers to build better boards, faster.”

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INSULECTRO EXCLUSIVE NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTOR FOR KYOCERA SGS PRECISION TOOLS

“I am pleased to announce that Insulectro will soon become the exclusive North American distributor of drills, routers, endmills, and other cutting tools manufactured by Kyocera,” announced Michelle Walsh, Insulectro Vice President of Product Management, “Kyocera has long been a dominant player in this market segment and their offerings strengthen our already robust array of materials used throughout the PCB industry.

Insulectro CEO and President Patrick Redfern commented, “The addition of Kyocera precision cutting tools to our lineup is a very strategic move to complete our drill room offering. It’s a perfect complement to the American-made backup and entry materials manufactured by LCOA®. Our companies realize so many of the challenges our customers encounter can be traced back to drilling. I’m also pleased both Kyocera and Insulectro share the strategic vision of supporting the critical North American PCB market.”

Kyocera SGS designs and manufactures tight tolerance precision carbide cutting tools for PCB applications. Products include drills, routers, end mills, and specialized cutting tools ranging from 0.05mm to 6.70mm diameters (0.0020″ – 0.2638″).

Kyocera’s renowned array of drills, routers, endmills, and specialty tools offer many benefits and advantages to customers for all their drilling and routing needs. Kyocera’s tool reliability and design flexibility are key strengths of their products, along with a complete R&D facility in the USnew tool manufacturing capability, and local technical resources, all available to support customer needs.

Repointing will be a new service offered by Insulectro through Kyocera. The company has recently invested in automated, state-of-the-art equipment and all repointing will be done in Southern California.

Tasked with overseeing the sales of these tools is Insulectro Drill Room Product Manager Geraldine Arseneau. Arseneau joined Insulectro several years ago after a lengthy career with Kyocera. “I am thrilled to again be working with my former employer and welcoming them to Insulectro. Kyocera is known throughout the industry for manufacturing highly reliable cutting tools. We can’t wait until August 1, 2022, when the products will be ready to go at Insulectro. Plus, our Technical Account Managers and Field Application Engineers are undergoing training to ensure product familiarity,” exclaimed Arseneau.

“We look forward to the transition of existing Kyocera customers to the Insulectro family, and to presenting Kyocera cutting tools to new customers,” she concluded.

Tom Haag, President of Kyocera SGS, looks forward to contract as well, “Kyocera is very pleased to establish our new relationship with such a premier distribution channel as Insulectro. This will accomplish a national distribution network for our PCB products as well as a collaboration in customer service and engineering to meet our objective to improve our products and services to the electronics industry. The proven track record of Insulectro has our Kyocera team invigorated for future growth together.”

Kyocera’s Joe Negron, Sales Manager, voiced his enthusiasm, “I am very excited and look forward to working with Insulectro as Kyocera’s exclusive North American Distributor for our PCB Cutting Tool Product lines. I am confident the combined strengths of Kyocera and Insulectro will bring high value to our PCB manufacturers.

“The combination of Kyocera’s well engineered cutting tools and Insulectro’s extensive distribution and support channels will bring an unmatched ability to deliver value to drill rooms everywhere. The most exciting aspect of having Insulectro distribute, sell, and support our products is that we can increase and further concentrate on developing new cutting tool drills, routers, end mills, and special applications for advanced circuitry.”

Redfern added, “Insulectro continues to grow and expand as most recently demonstrated by our acquisition of ECEMS and its teammates who were already supporting Kyocera products. Kyocera coming on board is a significant advance for Insulectro’s dominance in the industry – another step forward to enable our customers build better circuits, faster.

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Electronics (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kyocera SGS Precision Tools, InduBond®, and Shur-loc.

These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex, and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical.

Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:
John A. Lee
Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy
Insulectro
949.587.3326 [email protected]

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INSULECTRO HIRES OPERATIONS EXPERT JOE HARBOUR AS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, EAST & MIDWEST REGIONS

LAKE FOREST, CA – MAY 16, 2022

“I am pleased to announce a new teammate to our Insulectro Operations team, Joe Harbour,” announced Ken Parent, Insulectro Chief Operating Officer, “Joe comes to us with an extensive and diverse background in the design, development, implementation, and management of world class operations. He is experienced and skilled in driving LEAN operational culture, focused on Safety, Quality, and Service.  He will report to Jason Shuppert, VP Operations & Supply Chain.”

Harbour has over 15 years of operational experience, having spent the first 6 years of his career in the U.S. Air Force, as a Command Control Leader and Project Manager.  Here Harbour achieved the highest ratings for conducting specialized and advanced training for military personnel.  Joe has spent the last eight years with the TJX Companies, Inc. (TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Marshalls) where most recently he held the position of Regional Operations/Loss Prevention Manager.  In this role he provided executive-level operational leadership in the Eastern U.S. for five, 1 million+ square feet distribution and fulfillment centers.  Joe is the recipient of the 2022 “World Class Winner Award” by TJX Inc., for his leadership in implementing a standard DC staffing model that supported a transition to 24/7 operations and for championing efforts to promote a safe work environment with focus on incident de-escalation and workplace safety awareness and compliance.

“I’m very excited to have Joe Harbour joining our Puma Family, spearheading operational oversight in the East & Midwest Regions” stated Vice President of Operations Jason Shuppert. “Joe will bring much needed knowledge and insight in the areas of Safety, Quality, and Service best practices, to drive our World Class Manufacturing culture and our overall operating results forward.”

Ken Parent concluded, “Joe is a wonderful talent to add to our bench of superstars and will have an immediate impact helping us accelerate our WCM focus on People, Quality, Service, and Asset Care.  Insulectro certainly continues to grow and expand to help our customers build better circuits, faster.”

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, InduBond®, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex, and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326   [email protected]

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DUPONT OPENS NEW KAPTON® AND PYRALUX® PRODUCTION LINE IN CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO

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$250 Million Capital Investment Expands Supply of Innovative DuPont Materials to Meet Growing Global Demand.

WILMINGTON, Del., May 6, 2022 – DuPont Interconnect Solutions, a business within the Electronics & Industrial segment, today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with elected officials and business leaders to formally mark the completion of its $250 million capital project to expand production of Kapton® polyimide film and Pyralux® flexible circuit materials at the Circleville manufacturing site.

“The opening of the production line in Circleville marks a major milestone for DuPont and Electronics & Industrial,” said Jon Kemp, president of DuPont Electronics & Industrial. “The Kapton® and Pyralux® expansion will help ensure supply of innovative materials to meet the growing global customer demand in the automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications, specialized industrial and defense segments. It also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to being the partner of choice for our customers and delivering them new products with higher reliability and supply assurance.”

DuPont employs more than 1,000 people across eight locations in Ohio, including 500 people at its site in Circleville. Kemp said, “DuPont is proud to play an integral role in Ohio’s plans to expand its semiconductor and electronics manufacturing ecosystem.”

This new manufacturing line uses DuPont proprietary processing capabilities to produce advanced Kapton® polyimide films, which have set industry standards for more than 50 years, offering high performance, reliability and durability. Kapton® polyimide films offer a unique combination of electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties that withstand extreme temperature, vibration and other demanding environments.

Kapton® polyimide film is also at the heart of DuPont’s Pyralux® line of flexible copper-clad laminates that are available in a wide variety of copper types, thicknesses and construction options, all of which offer excellent thermal, chemical, electrical and mechanical properties. Pyralux® laminates are ideal for use in a wide variety of multi-layer flex and rigid-flex applications which require advanced performance, such as low dissipation loss for high speed, high frequency, robust thermal resistance and high reliability.

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INSULECTRO TO EXHIBIT AT DEL MAR ELECTRONICS SHOW THIS WEEK

LAKE FOREST, CA – MAY 2, 2022

After a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID pandemic, Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials for use in manufacture of printed circuit boards and printed electronics, is exhibiting at the Del Mar Electronics & Manufacturing show May 4 and 5, 2022 in Del Mar, CA.

“Insulectro is looking forward to once again participating in Southern California’s own electronics tradeshow – the Del Mar Electronics & Manufacturing show held this week at the Del Mar Fairgrounds,” announced Ken Parent, Insulectro Chief Operating Officer, “It’s good to be back!”

The Del Mar Show markets itself as a place to find productive and fun ideas for design, assembly & manufacturing, as well as quality & testing. A smaller show by some standards, this show is renowned for the quality of exhibitors and of the technical seminars. The interaction of industry leaders is unmatched.

“Located in space 101 in the Bing Crosby Hall, we are flanked on either side by two of our premier suppliers – Isola and DuPont® (which will feature its MCM product line of conductive inks and pastes). Attendees will find spaces 100, 101, and 102 to be the ‘power corner’ of the exhibition,” Parent continued. “With our Design Education program, we have been emphasizing to OEMs, fabricators, and designers the importance of selecting not only the right materials but following through to ensure they are used properly for maximum productivity. We can help with that.

“Our two experts on that subject – Michael Creeden CID+, Technical Director and Laura Martin, Director of Technology – are ready to discuss that with you. Michael is a well-known personality in our industry and an expert on strong, producible designs. Laura has recently joined Insulectro after a lengthy career with Lockheed Martin where she held a variety of high-profile positions. She knows what OEMs expect,” Parent concluded.

The Del Mar Show hours on May 4th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and May 5th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Attendance is free, and you use this link to register: https://www.mfgshow.com/electroshows/delreg.html.

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, InduBond®, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex, and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326   [email protected]

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INSULECTRO GEARS UP FOR MORE BUSINESS IN CANADA

North America’s largest distributor of materials for use in manufacture of printed circuit boards and printed electronics, has broadened its commitment to Canadian business. It has acquired more warehouse space at 237 Unit 1 Finchdene Square, Scarborough Ontario M1X 2E1 Canada significantly increasing its local presence and capabilities in Canada.


“Insulectro continues be optimistic about the electronics business and we are pleased to announce our increased investment in the Northeast Canadian market,” announced Ken Parent, Insulectro Chief Operating Officer, “Our goal is to continue to improve our focus and service to our local Canadian customers.”


Rudy Chavarria has been hired as Operations Supervisor at this new Insulectro location. Our local Technical Account Manager Michael Currie will be point person in the PCB market. Bob Lee will continue to be TAM and point person for Printed Electronics business. Ron Murdock, Insulectro’s Director of Sales Eastern Region will manage this PCB territory. Kevin Miller, Insulectro VP of Sales for Printed Electronics will manage the PE business in the marketplace. A list on pertinent contacts with phone numbers and emails is available for Insulectro’s technical account managers, inside sales managers, field application engineers and product managers.


Ken Parent concluded, “Insulectro appreciates all the support and our relationship with First Electronics and Chester Cartage over the years, as they have helped us get to this position in the marketplace. We expect this continue even stronger with the additional warehouse space that enables us to support our customers.


Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Electronics (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, InduBond®, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex, and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:
John A. Lee
Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy
Insulectro
949.587.3326 [email protected]

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INSULECTRO HIRES INDUSTRY VETERAN DOUG GOTELLI AS TECHNICAL ACCOUNT MANAGER IN ITS SAN JOSE BRANCH

“Today, I’m welcoming Doug Gotelli to the Puma Team,” announced Ken Parent, Insulectro Chief Operating Officer, “Doug has had a very impressive career with many high-profile positions throughout the supply chain.”

Gotelli has an extensive background in PCB fab/assembly/integration/supply sales and account management with such firms as Compass Electronics Solutions, MacDermid Alpha, Minco Products, Endicott Interconnect, and Tyco.

“I’ve known Insulectro since my start in the PCB business. The first ‘business lunch’ of my career was with Tom Earle and Anne Garibaldi when I worked in procurement/purchasing at a small PCB factory back in 1979! From that day on, I’ve had such respect and admiration for Insulectro. To have the opportunity of joining Insulectro at this juncture in my career is both extraordinary and humbling,” Gotelli commented.

Gotelli will report to Chris Hunrath, Insulectro VP of Technology. Hunrath’s responsibilities have recently increased with the sales leadership role for Northern and Southern California being added. In addition to his Technology title, Hunrath is now also Vice President of Sales – Western Region.

Ken Parent concluded, “Doug’s enviable track record is pinned to his driving goal of long-term customer engagement. We’re glad he’s now carrying an Insulectro business card.”

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, InduBond®, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex, and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326   [email protected]

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PWB COMMODITY SPECIALIST LAURA MARTIN JOINS AS DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

“I am pleased to announce a new teammate joining our team of superstars,” announced Ken Parent, Insulectro Chief Operating Officer, “Laura Martin joins us after a lengthy career with Lockheed Martin where she held a variety of high-profile positions. In the new position, Director of Technology, she will work closely on our Design Education initiative lead by Technical Director Michael Creeden, CID+. As an engineer working for a major aerospace OEM, Laura brings a unique skill set to Insulectro essential to our growth objectives.”

Martin held a variety of positions at Lockheed Martin over a 19-year career, most recently as PWB Commodity Specialist and Producibility Engineering Department Lead in the Missiles and Fire Control division. Her duties focused on bridging the gap between design and manufacturing by analyzing supplier capabilities and adjusting design rules as technology evolved.  Martin worked closely with buyers to identify suppliers capable of building complex boards; and working with assembly to identify issues relating back to design and bare board manufacturing.

Other positions at Lockheed included Project Engineer, Technician Process Senior Specialist among others. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Central Florida plus several Certifications including: IPC-A-600 Acceptability of Printed Boards, DxDesigner for Expedition PCB Flow, and is a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Martin also recently published a technical paper on machine learning at IEEE’s SoutheastCon.

“I look forward to joining the Insulectro team. With my work on the OEM side of the industry, I understand how important it is to select the optimal materials and to be sure those materials are used in a manner that will maximize yield and productivity. Insulectro’s work in Design Education is their pledge to ensure that,” said Martin.

Ken Parent concluded, “Laura brings wonderful talents to our team. Her unique skills and experience will help Insulectro continue to expand on our mission to help our customers build better circuits, faster.”

Insulectro supplies advanced engineered materials manufactured by Isola, DuPont®, LCOA®, CAC, Inc., Pacothane, Focus Tech, JX Nippon, TADCO, EMD Performance Materials (Ormet®), Shikoku, Denkai America, Industrial Brush Corporation, Kemmer, InduBond®, and Shur-loc. These products are used by its customers to fabricate complex, multilayer circuit boards and to manufacture printed electronics components. Insulectro serves a broad customer base manufacturing rigid, rigid/flex, and flexible circuit boards for applications in a variety of end markets including aeronautics, telecom, data communications, high speed computing, mobile devices, military, and medical. Insulectro combines its premier product offering with local inventory across North America, fabrication capabilities and backed up by expert customer and technical support services.

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326   [email protected]

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INSULECTRO APPOINTS INDUSTRY VETERANS JOAN VRTIS AND JEFF DOUBRAVA TO ADVISORY BOARD

Joan K. Vrtis PhD has held several circuit technology positions in her long successful career.  In the 1990s, working for Intel Corp., she developed substrate and polymer solutions for the Pentium product line.  Upon leaving Intel, Dr. Vrtis and a business partner acquired FlipChip International, a leading WLP/CSP technology company based in Phoenix, AZ.  She held the CTO position until divesting her stake in late 2008.  After working with start-ups for several years as CTO (Kemeta) and COO (Shocking Technology), she joined Multek, Ltd, developing their San Jose, CA & Zhuhai China Interconnect Technology Centers. She held the role of CTO until 2018 and transferred to Flex, Ltd as SVP of Innovation & Technology Integration until she retired mid-2019.

Dr. Vrtis holds several patents in materials, circuit structures and process.  She has been a speaker at various conferences and participated on several technology panels promoting advanced circuit technology and its applications.  She holds a PhD & MS Polymer Science & Engineering (Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst), Masters in Metallurgy & Materials (Illinois Institute of Technology), B.S. Chemistry (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago) and an MBA (DePaul University).  She is an avid outdoors person and enjoys traveling the world to visit family and friends.

Also appointed to the Insulectro Advisory Board is Jeff Doubrava. Doubrava’s career has been focused on the electronics industry, developing materials that enable production of advanced components and driving the growth of the key electronic materials suppliers.  As Managing Partner of Prismark, Jeff led the company’s electronic materials practice helping to enable the growth of client companies across the world by means of share gain, entry into new markets or major acquisitions.  Prior to joining Prismark, Jeff spent twenty years with Shipley in an array of technology, business and sales roles, most recently as the Global Business Director of its PCB Materials business where he was involved in a series of transformational acquisitions. 

Jeff holds a BA in Chemistry from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Babson College.  He holds several US patents for his development of enabling electronic materials. Jeff and his family live in south coastal Massachusetts, where he is a sailor and part-time boat builder as well as an active member of town government and land conservation groups.

“Insulectro is honored to welcome these two highly accomplished individuals to the Insulectro family. For many years, Joan and Jeff have helped shape the industry with their leadership, insight, and professional accomplishments, especially with the impressive array of patents each has developed,” remarked Insulectro President and CEO, Patrick Redfern.  “Jeff and Joan join fellow Board Members John Odom, and Randy Friedman. We are fortunate to have such a powerhouse team of advisors, unrivalled in the industry.”

For further information, please contact:

John A. Lee

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy

Insulectro

949.587.3326  

[email protected]