Curt joined NEOTech in April of 2015 and has served as Business Development Director and Vice President of Sales and Marketing and also leads the Engineering Services product design team. Curt started out in the Electronic Manufacturing Services business 35 years ago. What started as a part-time summer job during college has turned into a life-long career. Six years later after working full time and going to school full time Curt earned his degree in Electronics Technology from Minnesota State. He has enjoyed working across all aspects of manufacturing. He found his niche in the industry within SMT/Robotics. Curt brings over 20 years’ experience on the Engineering and Operations side which consists of 17 years of contract manufacturing where he held positions of Operator, Technician, Manufacturing Engineer, Sr. Process Engineer, International Engineering (Manager & Director) and Vice President of WW Manufacturing Engineering & Quality for an EMS that had 14 sites in 10 countries. In this time period Curt has had the opportunity of leading greenfield start up’s in Guadalajara Mexico, Tianjin China and Brasov, Romania. He has extensive international experience with about 100 trips to Mexico and another 100 trips to Asia and more than 30 trips to Eastern and Western Europe. In addition to making trips, he gained significant international experience by having spent 2 years on the ground in both Mexico and China. Curt also led a significant turnaround effort in Western Europe. Beyond contract manufacturing, he also spent one year as a quality engineer serving the automotive industry, and two years in semiconductor manufacturing building products for Intel. Curt also has 15 years of technical sales experience, eight of those years as a manufacturer’s representative and distributor selling into the electronics market in the Midwest. He has sold nearly all lines of manufacturing equipment and supplies and was frequently the Sales Rep of the Year.