Flex PCB Manufacturing & Laser Drilling Services Supported by 25 Years of Engineering Success

Paul Henwood, President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul joined MicroConnex in August 2010, bringing his expertise in highly technical engineering, quality assurance, and management. His 26 years of work experience covers a range of industries including medical ultrasound, consumer electronics, industrial computing, optical technology, and metrology.

Prior to joining us, Paul was president and CEO of Metron Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of non-contact 3D laser metrology equipment. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing at Metron. Paul was an early advocate of lean manufacturing and lean thinking. During the first decade of his career, Paul was a test and transducer engineer for Siemens Medical Systems. He has worked in manufacturing and engineering for several early-stage technology ventures, helping to launch products and attract commercial success.

Ron Ho, past president of U-Systems, Inc. and Metron, describes Paul as someone who is “unafraid to roll up his sleeves and do whatever is required to make the business successful.” Paul’s door is always open. His strong work ethic and thorough knowledge of PCB design as well as the MicroConnex value proposition ensure that MicroConnex remains a leading flex PCB manufacturer.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Steve Leith – VP of Engineering & Technology

Mr. Leith is the VP of Engineering & Technology of MicroConnex, a position he has held since joining the Company in July 2016.  Mr. Leith manages the applications engineering, process engineering, and laser engineering functions at MicroConnex, and is responsible for development and execution of the technology roadmap.  Prior to joining MicroConnex, Mr. Leith held engineering management and business development positions in microelectronic, MEMS device design and fabrication, product development, and specialty chemical production. Mr. Leith’s experience encompasses tenures in both the public and private sectors, including positions with Sandia National Laboratory, Hewlett-Packard Company, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and RMT International. Mr. Leith has been issued ten U.S. patents for innovations in microfluidic, memory, and display technologies. He holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Sam Ishizaka – VP of Manufacturing

Mr. Ishizaka is the VP Manufacturing of MicroConnex, a position he has held since joining the Company in 2013.  Mr. Ishizaka oversees the flex, laser, and sputtering production departments, as well as the operations, support, facilities, and IT departments.  Prior to joining MicroConnex, Mr. Ishizaka worked as the VP of Operations in the medical battery systems division at [Micro Power].  During his tenure at Micro Power, Mr. Ishizaka grew the Operations team from a $7 million organization to a $70 million organization. He successfully drove the implementation of ISO 13485 and FDA quality system requirements within a 2 year  time frame.  Mr. Ishizaka received his BSME in Manufacturing from Oregon Institute of Technology.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Wayne Van Zandt – VP of Sales & Marketing

Mr. Van Zandt is the VP of Sales & Marketing of MicroConnex, a position he has held since joining the Company in 2011.  Mr. Van Zandt oversees the sales and customer service departments, along with all marketing activities of the Company.  Over his 30-plus year career, Mr. Van Zandt has held field sales and management roles with Hewlett-Packard, Arrow Electronics, Bell Micro/ Avnet Electronics, MicroVision, and Tektronix. Mr. Van Zandt also co-founded and operated Syntek, a leading test, measurement, and embedded computing manufacturer’s representative firm.  Mr. Van Zandt received his A.S.E.T. from Orange Coast College in Southern California.

 

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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