Advanced Circuits Management Team

Advanced Circuits' management team creates the daily and future vision for our PCB manufacturing company. This team anchors our commitment to ensuring that your printed circuit board orders are accurate and delivered to you on time. Their dedication to excellence is reflected in every facet of the company –from sales to fulfillment. 

If you are looking for an executive team that stands behind its PCB manufacturing and assembly services, the we invite you to learn more about our managers and how they deliver on the promise of The Best On-Time Shipping Record in the industry and the Highest Standards in Quality and Reliability.  

Peter Austin

President / CEO
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Peter Austin brings to APCT extensive experience in the semiconductor & electronics industry since 1995. Recently, Peter served as the COO of PEI Genesis, a world leader in the distribution, manufacturing, and integration of electronic connectors and cable assembly solutions. Regarded as a forward-thinking, exceptionally driven, and highly strategic C-suite leader, Peter now leads APCT with ultimate responsibility for all business operations, including Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, Sales & Marketing, and Business Development.


Eric Schmidt

Vice President of Operations
Eric Schmidt Advanced Circuits | Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing

Eric Schmidt brings to APCT his industry experience since 1983. His expertise in front- end engineering, product engineering, and process engineering afford Eric a unique ability to drive continuous improvement and reduce cycle times, while supporting a broad range of technologies, including advanced HDI-type applications. His current responsibilities include the management of all Technology, Engineering, and Environmental operations.


Ruben Zepeda

Chief Operating Officer
Ruben Zapeda Advanced Circuits | Printed Circut Board Manufacturing

Ruben Zepeda brings to APCT his industry experience since 1986. His degree in Chemical Engineering at ASU laid the foundation for his first job in the PCB industry, as he joined Rogers Corporation as a Developmental Engineer building flex circuits. His experience and his name are impeccable, as his latest position was VP of Operations for TTM, responsible for 10 of the North American fabrication factories. Joining APCT in December of 2021, Ruben has been named Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all manufacturing facilities.


Bruce McMaster

Chief Sales Officer
Bruce McMaster Advanced Circuits | Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing

Bruce McMaster brings to APCT his industry experience since 1980 and is proficient in all aspects of the printed circuit board business. From the early days in Operations to CEO and Director at the publicly held $500 million company, DDi, Bruce is described as a “hands-on” business manager. His latest venture in 2007 positioned Bruce as the President/CEO and owner of Cartel Electronics, Inc. Now through acquisition in January 2018, Bruce brings his knowledge and expertise to APCT.


Joe Gisch

Chief Financial Officer
Joe Gisch Adanced Circuits | Printed Circuit Bard Manufactturing

Joe Gisch brings to APCT his overall financial & accounting experience since1978, which includes 18 years with a multi-natiional CPA firm and 10 years as a Partner. His industry experience started in 1995, as CFO through 2004 for DDi, a publically held $500 million company. During that time, Joe’s responsibilities included finance and accounting, human resources and administration. Since 2007, Joe has been the CFO and owner of Cartel Electronics, Inc. and now through acquisition in January 2018, brings his experience to APCT.