All Flex, a flexible printed circuit manufacturer, has delivered high quality flex circuits for the past two decades from their Northfield headquarters.
Flex circuits are used for assembling electronic circuits. They are commonly used as connectors in applications where rigid circuit boards or hand wiring limit the function of a product.
All Flex circuits can be found in industrial and medical devices where many interconnections are required, especially for compact packages like cell phones or computer keyboards.
Northfield Patch sat down with Dave Becker, director of sales and business development, to learn more about working for All Flex.
Have you ever had a day where you just want to quit?
No, not at all.
If you weren't working with All Flex, then what would you be doing?
If I weren't doing this, then I would be looking for something in sales or marketing in a related field. Or I might be fly fishing in Montana.
What is the strangest request you've ever had from a customer?
We deal with a lot of bizarre applications. One of the applications that I thought was really unusual was a company who wanted circuits customized for a lighted frisbee.
What excites you most about the future of All Flex?
Our continued involvement with the future of new technologies. For example, in the past, we were tuned into the fact that there was going to be a camera installed into a cell phone before most of the world could even comprehend the possibility of this invention.
What makes you proud of All Flex?
We internalize our customers' problems as our problems. We have created a real sensitivity to service their needs. Also, we have created an awareness of our company in the marketplace that is probably second to none in the United States. It's not easy to do. You do that over a long period of time.
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Location: 1705 Cannon Lane
Ashley R. Tanberg is an intern for the Northfield Enterprise Center and Northfield Patch.