Our Team

President / CEO
Philipp Menges

Philipp Menges is President & CEO of Cirexx with over 23 years of experience in the printed circuit board industry. He oversees all aspects of business activity. Philipp started with Cirexx Corporation as a youth in 1993, learning the circuit board business from the ground up. He rose through the ranks from General Manager to become company President in 2005 when he purchased the business from his father. Roger Menges had been President for 22 years. Since circuit board design is practically a part of his DNA, Philipp’s breadth of experience in the category provides customers with a uniquely valuable resource. Philipp has a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts from the UC Berkeley in California.

Vice President / CFO
Kurt Menges

Kurt Menges is Vice President & CFO of Cirexx with over 15 years of experience in the printed circuit board industry. He was born and raised in Danville, California where he graduated from San Ramon Valley High and went on to Pepperdine to receive a B.S. in Business Administration. Kurt oversees and directs all activities in Accounting, Human Resources & Purchasing. Kurt also learned the business from his dad, Roger Menges, the founder of the corporation. Under Roger’s tutelage, Kurt learned the PCB business from ground up, and decided to join his brother Philipp to acquire Cirexx in 2005.

Senior Technical Sales and Customer Service Manager
Randy Lucero

Randy Lucero is a Senior Technical Sales and Customer Service Manager in our Sales Department. Randy has been part of the Cirexx organization since 2000, and has over 30 years of experience in the printed circuit board industry. He’s responsible for managing the overall quoting system, as well as customer relations management and satisfaction. Randy served in the United States Marine Corps in 1984.

Senior Technical Sales and Flex Pre-Engineering Manager
Duane Cockcroft

Duane Cockcroft is a Senior Technical Sales and Flex Pre-Engineering Manager in the Flex Department. Duane has been part of the Cirexx organization since 2004, and has over 18 years of experience in the printed circuit board industry. Duane oversees all aspects of flex and rigid-flex quoting, pre-engineering planning of materials, and technical review of documentation.

Senior Process Engineering Manager
Enrique Sanchez

Enrique is our Senior Process Engineering Manager and has been with Cirexx since 1988. Enrique has over 25 years of experience in the printed circuit board industry. He’s responsible for managing process development, process improvement, process monitoring, failure analysis and trouble shooting, as well as all technical aspects of wet and dry processes and the chemical laboratory.

Pre-Production Engineering Manager
Don Cardoza

Don Cardoza has been with Cirexx since 2012 and has more than 44 years of experience in the printed circuit board industry. His responsibilities include managing pre-production engineering, which oversees all aspects of the CAM and planning group for flex and rigid boards. Don also assists process engineering in the development and implementation of new procedures.

Quality Control Manager
Patrick Smith

Patrick has been with Cirexx since 2016 and has more than 35 years of experience in the printed circuit board industry, which has included positions in operations, engineering, and quality. At Cirexx, he is responsible for managing Cirexx’s quality control and electrical testing departments. Additionally, Patrick is involved with several IPC standards committees and sub-committees.

Regional Sales Manager, East Coast
Morgan Hite

Morgan Hite is the Regional Sales Manager for our East Coast sales office in Massachusetts and has been part of the Cirexx organization since 1997. Prior to joining Cirexx, Morgan was involved with manufacturing in production management. He has over 34 years of broad experience in the printed circuit board industry.

Business Development Manager
Don Kaufman

Don Kaufman directs all business development activity and has been with Cirexx since 2006. He has over 33 years of sales and technical experience in the printed circuit board industry, which provides intrinsic value to customers. Don has extensive knowledge regarding integrated circuits, materials, specialty laminates, chemicals and equipment. He also prides himself on staying current with the very latest techniques and procedures in PCB layout and manufacturing.

Business Development Manager
Al Wasserzug

Al Wasserzug is the Business Development Manager for our Midwest sales office in Kentucky. Al has been with Cirexx since 2013. He’s a 36 year veteran of the printed circuit board industry, with career emphasis on advanced printed circuit boards as well as flexible & rigid-flex circuits for defense applications. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has held various senior management positions in the industry with a number of highly regarded manufacturing companies.

Business Development & Marketing Manager
Sam Biddle

Sam plays an important role within Cirexx’s sales, sales operations, and marketing departments by leveraging his more than 20 years of experience in strategy design, intuitive business planning, and sales and marketing optimization. In his current role, he manages Cirexx’s New England account portfolio, building strong, long-term relationships with a wide variety of clients. He also oversees all marketing activity, which includes identifying potential customers, building brand awareness, and supporting sales and lead generation efforts. Sam is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and co-founded TradePort in 2001 a leading service provider for 3rd party asset recovery and reverse logistics.

Quality Assurance Manager
Ed Otero

Ed, who also serves as a AS9100/ISO Lead Auditor, has been part of the Cirexx team since 2017. He oversees and manages the AS9100/ISO, RMA, and CAPA programs, in addition to document control, customer and internal audits, and the management review team. Ed came to Cirexx from NASA where he successfully set up their AS9100/ISO programs. He also served in the United States Navy for 23 years where he was an elite Navy SEAL.

Quality Systems Manager
Gonzalo Leypon Garcia

Gonzalo joined Cirexx in 2018, and has more than 27 years of experience in PCB manufacturing and quality management systems. As a Quality Systems Manager and Certified Lead Auditor for aerospace, he has led the recertification of ISO9001:2015/AS9100D in two different companies and qualification to the military Qualified Manufacturers List. Gonzalo has strong leadership experience involving statutory, regulatory, and industry standards, including with the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP), ITAR export control, UL, RoHS, foreign object debris control, and prevention to counterfeit avoidance programs. He is also an ISO/AS9100 management representative, a certified IPC trainer in both IPC-A-600 and IPC-A-610, and an active member of several IPC task groups.

Environmental, Health and Safety Manager
Don Angulo

Don Angulo is the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager. Don has been with the Cirexx organization since 1983 and has over 30 years of experience in the printed circuit board industry. He’s responsible for managing and optimizing the quality system of the plant, as well as safety and environmental operations of the company. Don ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to environment, health and safety. Don served in the United States Army as security to a nuclear missile battery.

Assembly Manager
Ken Brown

Ken manages all aspects of our growing assembly operation and has been with Cirexx since 2011. He has 35 years of experience in the electronics industry, 32 years of which have been in printed circuit boards. Ken has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.