James M. Mahoney Joins PCB Maker Mass Design as Applications Engineer for Flex and Rigid/Flex Circuit Board Operations

Sep 13, 2011, 11:55 ET from Mass Design Incorporated

NASHUA, N.H., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James M. Mahoney has recently joined Mass Design Incorporated as application engineer with the company's Flex and Rigid/Flex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and manufacturing operation.

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Mahoney joins Mass Design from Quick Turn Flex Circuits LLC, a full-service contract manufacturer he founded in 2003 in Franklin. He was previously with Amphenol Corporation's Advanced Circuit Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of flex circuits and value-added solutions for the electronics industry based in Nashua. Earlier, Mahoney was Manager of Teledyne Electronics' Rigid-Flex Circuit Quick-Turn Business Unit in Hudson.

Announcing the appointment, Tony Bourassa, Mass Design president (http://www.massdesign.com) said, "Our flex and rigid flex business has grown substantially during the past two years. With Jim's 20-plus years of engineering and entrepreneurial experience we will strengthen our position in this sector of the PCB industry. Jim will take us to a new level of value-added service with his substantial knowledge of design for manufacturing, engineering and process developments."

Working aerospace, medical and military sectors, Mahoney has been an innovator in the development and manufacture of flex circuits. His expertise includes design support for manufacturability to include advising on material selection, PCB board stack-up, electrical parameters and flexibility requirements such as flex-to install, dynamic flex and cost-effective solutions.

Flex circuits conform to just about any shape and eliminate wiring and solder joints that are bulky and can fail from shock and vibration. Flex circuits also streamline inventory.

Mass Design offers full-service design-and-build solutions. Mahoney noted, "Customers include Draper Labs, Beaver Aerospace, Lockheed Martin and Palomar Medical Technologies to name a few."

"Since January 2011 flexible circuit orders have been up sharply in every category – aerospace, defense, energy, general industrial and, especially, in the medical electronics sector," said Mahoney. "Hand-held instruments used by doctors and other healthcare professionals are becoming more widespread while the devices grow smaller and more sophisticated. Patients are also being sent home with medical monitoring equipment that has to be portable, sturdy and easy to use – all of which benefits from the miniaturization, reliability and durability of flexible circuitry."

Certifications include ISO9001: 2008 Certified, ISO 13485: 2003 Certified, UL796. Registered and DDTC Certified.

Mass Design Incorporated 41 Simon Street, Nashua, NH 03060
tel: 603-886-6460 email: info@massdesign.com

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