California-based provider of application technologies for novel and advanced dielectric surfaces Additive Circuits Technologies (ACT) has announced that David Torp has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
“David’s expertise in technology realization, strategic planning and operational excellence will make him an incredible asset to the company,” said Dennis Brown, ACT’s Chief Financial Officer. “His proven leadership skills and industry knowledge will serve ACT/Winonics well as the Brea facility transitions into becoming a leading provider of Advanced Technology Printed Circuit Boards.”
Torp is an accomplished Chemical Engineer, specializing in the electronics manufacturing industry. He started his career as a project engineer at Underwriters Laboratories, before moving to Rockwell Collins where he was recognized for his achievements with the “Chairman’s Team Award” as well as “Engineer of the Year” award; earning him a coveted spot on Rockwell Collins‘ highest ranked engineers list. His most notable achievement to date was being honored for five consecutive years with Intel’s prestigious SCQI (Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement) award.
Torp went on to hold engineering and management positions at Litton Industries, Northrop Grumman, and Kester-ITW. More recently he served six years as the Site Director of EMD Electronics, a southern California-based electronics business unit of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany and seven years as Vice President of Standards and Technology at IPC, the electronics manufacturing trade association.
Torp holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and executive education in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Management, and Leadership executive education from Harvard Business School.