Vice President of Operations
As Engineering Manager, Jim Hellmer oversees our CAM department as well as technical support for customers, sales, and production at Advanced Circuits. He is also responsible for the relationships with our partner manufacturing facilities and manages the customer action department. He finds the PCB industry particularly interesting and challenging because almost every industrial discipline is represented in the board manufacturing process.
Hellmer has spent his entire professional career applying his knowledge as an engineer to manufacturing. His extensive experience began with Adastra Manufacturing, a customer of Advanced Circuits. He also worked as a design consultant, where he was a vendor for the company before coming on board in 1995. Hellmer has the distinction of being the only person who has been a customer, a vendor, and an employee of Advanced Circuits.
Hellmer is a member of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) and the IPC Design Council. He graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.