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Innovative Circuits is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris LaCroix to plant manager effective immediately. In his new role, LaCroix will oversee all plant operations and department managers will report directly to him. LaCroix will continue to report directly to Innovative Circuits (ICI) President George Schudy.
Schudy is excited about the future stating, “Chris has been an asset to Innovative since day one. We have seen significant improvement in our operations and look forward to continued growth under his guidance.” In his career prior to ICI, LaCroix oversaw the operations of two prominent Northeast circuit board facilities. He brings 25 years of industry experience to the position.
About Innovative Circuits
Founded in 1998, Innovative Circuits Inc (ICI), is a fabricator of high reliability printed circuit boards. Specializing in complex quick turn fabrication of rigid, rigid-flex and flex circuits. ICI maintains a high mix, low volume environment paired with comprehensive engineering support to meet the most demanding challenges. ICI is ITAR registered and ISO 9001:2015 certified. www.innovative-circuits.com
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
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