Solutions Team

Flexible Circuit Technologies Solutions Team begins with our world class Application Engineers, as it is their expertise and guidance that provides you with superior service and solutions. Our Application Engineers and Design Team offer over 150 years of combined experience.

“Knowing what won’t work or doesn’t work is every bit as important as knowing what will” – Mark Finstad, FCT Sr. Applications Engineer
Meet Our Team

Mark Finstad

Internationally recognized expert in design, fabrication and testing of flexible and rigid flex circuits offering more than 30 years of industry expertise. Mark is Co-Chair of IPC-2223 Flexible Circuit Design committee, and is an active member on the IPC-6013, IPC-4202, IPC-4203, and IPC-4204 committees. He is a senior instructor on Flexible PCB design at IPC and PCB Design conferences. Mark is an established columnist for Printed Circuit Design and Fab magazines and a featured writer for SMT, Connector Specifier, Machine Design, and Medical Design. Mark often is cited as one of, if not the, foremost Flexible Circuit experts on the globe.


Terrill Schmidt

Technical expert in printed circuit board design and manufacturing, specializing in flexible circuits while offering over 20 years of experience. Offers significant expertise in design and DFM (Design for Manufacturing) with flex and rigid flex PCBs offering while incorporating best practices to accomplish optimal price and manufacturability. Terrill also holds multiple patents related to PCB design and manufacturing processing. Terrill’s deep experience allows him to provide excellent service and support to FCT customers.


Joe Brewer

Offers over 28 years of industry expertise and is a recognized expert in design, fabrication, and test of Printed Electronics, Silver Circuit Sensors, Membrane Switches, Flexible and Rigid-Flex circuits. Joe presently serves FCT customers across the globe while providing robust designs for custom applications and direct customer support. Joe resides in Shenzhen, China where he also leads continuous process and quality improvement efforts with FCT’s Asian based manufacturing facilities; while also helping to coordinate and host FCT customer visits to our facilities. Joe additionally is involved with IPC’s newly developed Printed Electronics Processes Subcommittees in support of developing standards for the Printed Electronics Industry.


Ward Bauer

Offers over 30 years of expertise within the printed circuit board and flexible circuits industry. His professional roles have included field based technical service engineer, technical account manager, and Applications Engineer. Ward’s widespread customer interface experience coupled with his industry expertise and 8 years of professional experience as an FCT Applications Engineer allows him to provide our customers with outstanding service and support.


Bob Meyer

Offers over 25 years of expertise in inventory control, procurement, project management, sales, and customer care in the computing enterprise and telecommunications industries. Bob’s business skills from past endeavors coupled with over 6 years of experience as an FCT Applications Engineer in the Flexible Circuit / Rigid Flex industry allows him to provide superior customer service and support to the clients that he serves.


Carey Burkett

Mr. Burkett joined Flexible Circuit Technologies in 2014 and is responsible for FCT Business Development activities including market focus, sales, and marketing activities. Prior to joining FCT, he served as President for two LED Lighting companies that were under the umbrella of Revolution Lighting Technologies (RVLT). Mr. Burkett spent seven years leading Lumificient Technologies, one of the prior mentioned LED lighting companies and prior to that spent an approximate 20 years in the Management Consulting Services arena. Mr. Burkett is a former Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Coopers & Lybrand where he was responsible for leading the Management Consulting Services Practice in the Minneapolis, Minnesota USA office.


Troy Koopman

Mr. Koopman is the co-founder of Flexible Circuit Technologies and has been leading FCT as its President since its inception in the year 2000. He along with another founding partner built Flexible Circuit Technologies based upon working with a high sense of urgency with focus on doing all that could be done to meet customer needs. Mr. Koopman instilled these same principles to the entire FCT team while executing business with a high degree of integrity, with staff and customers alike; resulting in the outstanding growth that Flexible Circuit Technologies has achieved. Beyond leading FCT on a daily basis, Mr. Koopman leads FCTs Inventory/Stocking program services whereby FCT provides just in-time stocking to customers that take advantage of this program. Prior to FCT, Mr. Koopman spent a number of years in KPMG’s Audit and Consulting Practices and had the opportunity to serve and support many differing business enterprises.


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Any Questions?

Call 888-921-6167 (USA and Canada) or +1-763-545-3333 (International)  and ask to speak to one of our Applications Engineers. Or Email us here.