Kendall occupies a unique position in Epec in that she has grown up entirely in the Printed Circuit Board Industry. Kendall's family owned and operated Beaver Brook Circuits until its acquisition by Epec in 2002. Kendall graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2001 at which time she returned to the family business. Her primary focus was in Accounting which gave her an invaluable perspective on what it takes to successfully operate in such a competitive environment as this. In addition she successfully oversaw the creation and implementation of new Purchasing procedures which have come to form the basis for Epec's very effective Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management model so vital to Epec's continued success.
In addition, at the time of the acquisition of Beaver Brook by Epec, Kendall was asked to accept the assignment leading Customer Service. This experience, which brought her into direct contact with customers, has proven critical as Kendall continues to shape Epec operating plans aimed at meeting those customers' needs which Kendall came to understand during this time.
Her unique career perspective combined with her disposition to action and a commitment to continuous improvement bode well for Epec's continued growth.
Vice President of Sales
As Vice President of Sales, Bryan is responsible for managing the salesforce including Epec's outside sales team and building client relationships. His leadership skills and experience in the industry make him a proven team leader.
Bryan has over 30 years of experience in the PCB industry. Starting at Cuplex, Bryan helped grow the company from $15 million to over $70 million and served as Vice President of Manufacturing. Under his direction, the company built and installed a PCB facility in Mexico. Cuplex was eventually sold to Dynamic Details (now DDI). Bryan has also helped set up a supply chain in Asia as Director of Operations at Global Innovations, growing the company from $12 million to almost $40 million.
Bryan's most recent position was President and CEO of Waytec Electronics. When Waytec was acquired by Epec, Bryan brought his supply chain management experience with him and is a valuable member of Epec.
Bryan has taken SPC classes at Southern Methodist University, is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and passed the Dale Carnegie.
Vice President of Operations
Marc Leclair has spent 15 years working with both start-ups and industry leaders. Marc specializes in new product operations, strategic development, and leader performance initiatives. He is also well versed in corporate transition, six sigma project management, lean operations, and workforce development.
Mr. Leclair has substantial experience and knowledge which will leverage Epec's operational practices. The main focus and where he will thrive is the continuation in driving operational excellence and customer satisfaction.
He earned his Master of Science Degree in Quality Assurance from California State University, in part by conducting research on quality assurance methods and their effects on profitability. Marc has also earned a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Marc is an active member in American Society for Quality (ASQ), where he's held many leadership roles such as section chair and web master. In Charlotte NC, he founded the section's Community Outreach program, which provides pro bono services to help non-profit organizations streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve their product and service quality. He's also served as a public speaker and a teacher, presenting on various topics like Cost of Quality and Quality Engineering.
Battery Product Manager
Anton came to Epec with over 25 years of electronics manufacturing experience.
His background includes all manufacturing processes from design to fabrication. Anton is consistently focused on developing our Battery Design and Manufacturing infrastructure, to continually improve our value added supply chain organization.
Anton's responsibilities include overseeing our design team, product/prototype development, tooling and test processes, regulatory/approval management and sub-component supply chain to ensure Epec's world class standards to our customers are maintained.
Anton oversees hundreds of custom battery pack design projects which include everything from primary and secondary chemistries to include, alkaline, NiMH, NiCd, primary lithium, and the latest lithium-ion or lithium-polymer batteries. He has extensive experience with medical devices, UL/CE, UN DOT, and military power electronics applications.
Product Manager Flex & Rigid Flex
As Product Manager of Flex & Rigid-Flex Circuits, Paul oversees our entire flex & rigid-flex product line. Though Paul's main responsibility is customer technical support, he is involved in each project from the beginning conceptual stages to delivery. He works directly with customers on their specific design requirements and makes sure that each product is designed correctly, troubleshooting any issues that may arise in the process.
Paul came to Epec with 24 years of a great variety of experience in the electronics industry. He has been involved in all aspects of the industry including sales, engineering, and manufacturing. He has worked with PCBs and equipment manufacturing and has also been the owner of an engineering service and trust bureau.
Previously, he was president at Advanced Circuit Services. Paul's experience and expertise make him an indispensable part of Epec's team.
Paul holds a mechanical engineering degree from Seneca College.
Steven J. Goodman
User Interface & Cable Assembly Product Manager
As the User Interface & Cable Assembly Product Manager, Steven works with customers to provide solutions to specific problems through design consultation, and where needed, the creation of a specific design. Additionally, Steven is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the quote process and resultant business success.
Steven is a Mechanical Engineer with a BS and an MBA both from Northeastern. Most recently he was running a startup manufacturer’s representative firm servicing the aerospace, defense, and industrial markets representing first class manufacturers of interconnects, cables, wire harnesses, rack mounted equipment, and board level components.
Prior to that, Steven was a Product Manager in the aerospace industry for two different companies for over seven years. His past responsibilities included driving sales growth and business development activities and leading the transition to production for development programs. Additionally, he has experience in implementing sales and marketing campaigns that introduced new sales tools and product literature for the outside sales staff as well as managing costing activities, quotes, proposal generation and submission, and working with customers to develop new products to meet their ever changing design requirements.
RF Product Manager
As Epec’s RF Product Manager, Mark Stanley works directly with customers to ensure the highest quality RF products. He is involved from the point of sales inquiry, through the design stages, manufacturing, product verifications and delivery to the customer.
Mark brings more than 20 years of successful business creation and enterprising sales, design and manufacturing experience, strategic partnering, business development, team building, and OEM relations.
Prior to Epec, Mark was the President of Putnam RF Filters, Inc. Putnam was founded in 2008 in Manchester, NH as a product engineering group for emerging technologies, designed to serve the military and aerospace industries.
With a focus on manufacturing printed circuit board based RF filters, diplexers and other custom radio frequency products.
PCB Field Applications Engineer
Al has been in the industry for over 35 years and has been with Epec for more than15 years. As field application engineer, he handles a wide range of responsibilities including reviewing PCB designs for manufacturability during the quoting and design stage, interacting with off-site manufacturing facilities to solve technical issues during production, and programming CNC machines for in-house projects, reworks, and modifications. Al's technical expertise is essential to Epec's engineering department and provides valuable insight when working with customers.
Previous to working at Epec, Al spent 20 years with CPC Incorporated, a medium-sized PCB manufacturer, learning hands-on about PCB processing before moving into front end engineering. Al brings impressive expertise to Epec and has worked with over 50,000 different PCB designs from his start in 1981 to the present day. He works with Epec's team to get all designs right ahead of time so that products will be correct the first time.
Angie Brown has over 30-years of experience within the printed circuit board industry. As the general manager Angie is responsible for managing the entire supply chain, to ensure that orders are started, confirmed, and received in time for the customer's ship dates.
Addiitonaly she oversees Epec's customer service, planning, and enginnering teams to verify a seemless transition for all orders from the time of quote to final production.
Angie also works closely with senior managenment and sales to develop pricing and delivery strategies that help us reach our revenue targets.
Printed Circuit Board Supply Chain Manager
Chris has been with Epec for almost two decades, including 8 years manufacturing experience within a quality control role and 2 years in the front end planning department.
As a lab technician, Chris analyzed and maintained chemical processes within bare board manufacturing, while aiding with overall quality in all departments. He also monitored and maintained the company wastewater facility to comply with local environmental agencies.
As Epec has grown, Chris has continued to accept new responsibilities within the company. Chris has also held the role of PCB planning, where he learned the entire process, through customer delivery.
Chris has been certified through Addstan Management Systems as an ISO 9001:2000 Internal Auditor, and most recently received IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Specialist from Eptac Corporation.
Chris received his A.S. degree in Environmental Science at Bristol College, was certified as Class III Industrial Wastewater operator, and also was certified as an emergency response operator.
Sunny has been in the PCB industry for over 20 years and has been with Epec for more than 8 years with the role of Asia Quality Manager. Since joining Epec, Sunny has successfully led the growth of Epec's Asian Operations, with a dedicated focus on facility monitor, enhancing quality and on-time delivery.
As Epec has grown, Sunny has continued to accept new responsibilities within the company. Sunny has been certified through SGS as an ISO 9001:2000 Internal Auditor and most recently received IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Specialist from IPC Corporation.
Previous to working at Epec, he was a senior supervisor at Merix (HZ), one of China's larger PCB manufacturers. At Merix he led the front end engineering department including production planning, scheduling, CAM scripts development for several manufacturing plants and assist to write the CP, PFMEA and PPAP. Prior to being recruited by Merix, Sunny worked at EPC and Wong’s Circuit Company.
Sunny is a graduate of Huizhou university with the major in application of computer in 1997 and also a graduate from South China Science & Technology University in 2006 with the major in electronic business.
Julie das Neves
Customer Service Assistant Manager
Julie has been in the manufacturing industry for decades and has been a valuable team member at Epec for over 14 years. As Epec's Customer Service Assistant Manager, Julie directs communications within the customer service department to ensure proper decision making in interactions with customers. She works closely with customers and the planning and logistics department on pricing, order entries, and quality issue resolution. She also trains the customer service team on proper procedures for quoting, order entries, and CAM software.
Julie previously held positions in the inventory control and accounts payable/receivable departments while at Velvet Drive Transmissions, a company specializing in marine and industrial transmissions.
Julie is an alum of the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, where she studied data processing and graduated with high honors.