Meet Our Newest Columnists From NCAB Group


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Meet our newest I-Connect007 columnists from NCAB Group! Alifiya Arastu, Jeff Beauchamp, Ruben Contreras, and Harry Kennedy are field application engineers from NCAB Group's technical team. In their columns, they will explore fresh PCB concepts, including medical and telecommunications applications, topics related to RoHS, and much more.

Alifiya Arastu

Alifiya Arastu has been working with NCAB since 2018 and is an excellent resource for a fresh perspective on the world of PCBs. She recently graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and is currently a field application engineer. Alifiya hopes to use this column as a channel to spread technological knowledge as well as provide her own informed views on PCB topics.

Jeffery Beauchamp

Jeffery Beauchamp started his career in the PCB industry in 2003 at PD Circuits. When NCAB Group acquired PD Circuits in 2012, he was instrumental in facilitating the transition working with the teams in China, Europe, and the U.S. With his PCB design, engineering, and production background, he is able to work with PCB customers providing optimal solutions. Jeffery is a field application engineer and a key member of NCAB Group’s Global Technical Council, which is responsible for continuing to stay abreast of emerging technologies.

Ruben Contreras

Ruben Contreras has been involved in the circuit board industry for more than 30 years. He has a long history of activity on the factory floor with participation in different levels of sales, production, and quality. Since 2017, Ruben has worked in the West region of NCAB Group’s USA division as a field application engineer, focusing on providing quality expertise in designing and producing PCBs.

Harry Kennedy

As a field application engineer at NCAB Group, Harry Kennedy helps design engineers and contract manufacturers alike design better PCBs. He focuses on design tradeoffs and product application in order to determine the best possible options. Harry learned how to design advanced PCBs while at his previous job as an applications and validation engineer at Texas Instruments. Harry received a bachelor’s in engineering from Ohio State University.

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