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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 time, 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.


Jamie Thomas

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Jamie Thomas has over three decades of experience in the PCB industry. Beginning in 1988, Jamie, specialized in electronics and PCB design then evolving into IT. He played a vital role in international IT operations at Dynamic Details Inc (DDi), then continued serving top North American PCB manufacturers. His commitment and experience exemplify his dedication to success. Jamie joined APCT in 2020, continuing his legacy of excellence in the industry.


Tony Harris

Chief Marketing Officer
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As Chief Marketing Officer, Tony brings a wealth of experience and proven track record of success in global B2B marketing, eCommerce, and corporate communications. He’s renowned for his transformative approach to marketing and online strategies, particularly during his tenure as Chief Marketing Officer at DigiKey. At APCT, Tony steers our next growth phase by drawing on a deep-seated understanding of the dynamics of B2B marketing and the evolving digital landscape.


Kimberly Johnson

Executive VP of Global Operations
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Kimberly Johnson commenced her career in the PCB industry in 1996, steadily ascending to her current role overseeing APCT-Global. With a formidable technological acumen, she demonstrates proficiency in logistics, pricing strategies, and international supply chain management. Her enduring passion lies in cultivating strategic partnerships with customers to deliver tailor-made global solutions.