Team

Your Mass Design Team

Tony Bourassa, Co-Founder and President                        (tbourassa@massdesign.com)

Tony Bourassa, Mass Design CofounderTony coordinates the entire spectrum of services Mass Design offers, to ensure that every customer receives the highest-quality design, fabrication and assembly – something we achieve through an integrated manufacturing approach that is second to none.

As a young PCB design manager at Teccon Corp., a design and fabrication company, Tony learned the importance of building manufacturability into the design of a circuit board. From 1981 to 1995 he taught several printed circuit design classes at the Lowell Institute School at MIT, focusing on developing an understanding among students of the industry specifications that control fabrication.

He has also been a featured speaker and instructor at various IPC, NEPCON and corporate seminars.

Paul Boduch, Co-Founder and Vice President                  (pboduch@massdesign.com)

Paul Boduch, Mass Design CofounderPaul began his career in printed circuit boards as the new product development manager in the Printed Circuit Division of W.R. Grace, where he was responsible for the development of the UV films that remain the industry standard today. Later in his career, he joined Sel Rex, Occidental Petroleum’s plating division, where he oversaw technical sales in the Northeast.

Paul is responsible for new business development and the marketing of assembly services.

Design for Manufacturability, Paul’s early vision, is now evident in all aspects of the advanced operations he directs at Mass Design’s Technology Center in New Hampshire.

He holds a master’s degree in polymer chemistry from the University of Lowell. 

 Neil Chulada, Operations Manager                              (nchulada@massdesign.com)

Neil Chulada, Operations Manager, Mass Design Neil brings over 20 years of experience in every facet of rigid printed circuit design and manufacturing to this strategic position. Additionally, his in-depth knowledge and experience in specialty materials and flex circuit products strengthens Mass Design’s capabilities in these product areas.


Bill Gately, Sales Manager                                                        (bgately@massdesign.com)

 Bill Gately, Sales Manager, Mass DesignAs sales manager, Bill offers over two decades of experience in the PCB design, fabrication and assembly industry.

 His experience includes serving a diverse customer base that includes Fortune 500, R&D and small start-up companies. He has broadened the customer base by attracting customers that require increasingly miniaturized and flexible circuitry and want to take advantage of Mass Design’s capability.

 Bill manages the company’s in-house sales team as well as company distributors in New York state.

 Prior to joining Mass Design, he served as sales manager with CGI Circuits for ten years.

 Bill is a graduate of Northeastern University, [MG1] where he earned a BA in business management in 1990.

 

 James M. Mahoney, Applications Engineer Flex & Rigid/Flex Operations (jmahoney@massdesign.com)

 James Mahoney, Apllications Enginer Flex, Mass DesignJim heads up engineering with Mass Design’s Flex & Rigid/Flex Operations and is an expert on design for manufacturability, an area of the PCB industry where demands for miniaturization and ruggedness are ever increasing.

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

 Jim joined Mass Design from Quick Turn Flex Circuits LLC, a full-service contract manufacturer he founded in 2003 in Franklin, NH, and was previously with Amphenol Corporation’s Advanced Circuit Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of flex circuits and value-added solutions for the electronics industry.

 Earlier in his career, Jim was manager of Teledyne Electronics’ Rigid-Flex Circuit Quick-Turn Business Unit in Hudson, NH.

David Farmer, New Business Development

(dfarmer@massdesign.com)

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David joins Mass Design with a decade of PCB customer-relations experience with Dynamic Details, Inc. (DDI) in Milpitas, California and as a PCB manufacturers’ rep with Elec & Eltek.

His experience includes engineering and manufacturing services ranging from design through PCB board fabrication and assembly as well as sheet metal fabrication, back plane assembly and system integration.

As a manufacturer’s representative with Elec & Eltek, Inc., he sourced products globally and built ongoing relationships with NASA, 3Com Corporation, Hughes Network Systems, llc and other technology innovators.

He is an expert on high-reliability flex and rigid/flex PCBs used in computer, RF, military, aerospace medical, auto and industrial products.

David grew up in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and earned a BS degree at Salem State College.

Steve St. Pierre, Quality Control Manager                           (sstpierre@massdesign.com)

 Steve St. Pierre, QC Manager, Mass DesignSteve, who has worked in the PCB industry since 1978, serves as Mass Design’s quality control manager and oversees the company’s ISO standards program.

 Prior to joining Mass Design, he was with Setra Systems, a designer - manufacturer of sophisticated sensing systems used in the medical, environmental, energy and meteorological sectors. He also was quality assurance coordinator and ISO management representative with Electropac Co., Inc., in Manchester, NH, where he oversaw numerous ISO audits achieving zero nonconformances.

 Previously Steve was the quality engineer and ISO coordinator with Sanmina Corp., Nashua, NH, where he was responsible for implementation and administration of quality systems, performed internal quality/process audits, and managed the internal audit team.

Lisa Benedex, Director of Assembly Services                 (lbenedex@massdesign.com)

Lisa Benedex, Mass DesignAs Director of Assembly Services, Lisa has nearly 25 years of experience in electronics manufacturing with over over half of her career devoted to working with companies supplying the US military. Lisa is a vibrant personality and an indomitable spirit, who is known throughout the industry for getting things done.  Lisa took command of Mass Design's Assembly Group in 1995 and never looked back. She has been instrumental in the company's growth through superb customer service that has increased Mass Design's market share in the military, aviation and medical instrumentation sectors.

 Marilou Kuffner, Account Executive                                         (mkuffner@massdesign.com)

 Marilou Kuffner, Account Executive, Mass DesignMarilou participates in the management of Mass Design’s marketing campaign while concurrently supporting sales and customer service.

 She has previously been an equity investment trader with E Trade Financial and a production operator at LEAR Automotive Corporation, a Japanese-U.S. partnership operation that supplied electrical equipment to the U.S. auto industry. Earlier, Marilou served as a sales representative with gourmet food wholesaler and importer Gaisano Mactan Lapu-Lapu in the Philippines.

Marilou recently earned an MBA in marketing from Rivier College, from which she also holds a BA in psychology.