FTG Leadership

Our Leadership

Brad Bourne

President, CEO, Board Member

Brad was the President of FTG Inc., which was comprised of Precision and Edgelit. His background includes a variety of senior positions with Spar Aerospace Limited over a 17-year period. Brad is responsible for the strategic direction, performance and day-to-day management of FTG.

Jamie Crichton

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jamie joined FTG in 2019 and provides leadership for the Finance and Information Technology functions. He has extensive experience in finance leadership roles within the Aerospace and Defense sector including Nanowave Technologies, Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies and Spar Aerospace Limited in both Canada and the United States. In addition, Jamie worked with EY in audits of both public and private corporations. Jamie has a BA in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Certified Public Accountants designation (CPA/CA).

Bryan Clark

Vice President, Corporate Quality

Bryan’s printed circuit board career started in 1975 with the Plessey Company in London England. During his time at Plessey, Bryan completed the academic and practical requirements of a mechanical engineering apprenticeship. Since his immigration to Canada in 1985, he has held senior operations, quality and engineering positions with commercial and military / aerospace printed circuit manufacturers. Bryan is responsible for Quality and Process Engineering at FTG and directs the implementation of the systems required to ensure our customers receive product of world class quality and reliability.

Hardeep Heer

Vice President Engineering & Chief Technology Officer

Hardeep Heer holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Heer has been in the Printed Circuit Board industry since the early 1980s. Prior to joining FTG as Vice President Engineering & Chief Technology Officer, he has held senior positions with major Printed Circuit Board manufacturing companies in the U.S. and Canada. His over 30+ years of experience in this industry includes setting up of two advanced Printed Circuit Board manufacturing shops. In his present position, Mr. Heer is responsible for development / introduction of new technologies to FTG.

Leo LeCroix

Leo LaCroix

Executive Vice President, FTG Circuits

Leo began working with FTG in August 2023 and joined the team in December 2023. As Executive Vice President at FTG Circuits, Leo holds a pivotal role overseeing all FTG Circuits sites in the United States.  These sites include Circuits Chatsworth, Haverhill, Fredericksburg, and Minnetonka.  Leo’s career spans 25+ years with significant experience in the DAS market space and managing the global PCB value chain from key customer relationships and factory operations through to strategic suppliers. He has held senior level roles leading cross functional teams in the U.S and Asia and has been successful in driving significant factory turnarounds in growth and profitability for organizations under his control totaling $130M+ in revenue while bringing a relentless commitment to customers and employees.  Leo holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Economy and Policy Studies and a certificate in International Business Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and maintains professional credentials in supply and production management (CPIM, CPSM, C.P.M).

John Newbury

John Newbury

Director, Operational Excellence

John joined FTG in 2023, and assumed the role of Director, Operational Excellence.
John, with over 15 years of experience in the Circuit Board and Assembly industries across the UK, Canada, and the US, brings a wealth of expertise. His skills include lean manufacturing, planning/production control, KPI tracking, and driving process improvement. In his current role, John will provide Corporate Leadership at FTG, focusing on achieving world-class operational performance in critical areas such as on-time delivery and zero defects per million (0 DPPM). He will also play a key role in implementing an FTG Operating System across existing and future sites.

Hitesh Talati

Vice President and General Manager FTG Circuits Toronto

Hitesh Talati started his printed circuit board career in 1992 in India. Through his 8 years experience in India, Mr. Talati looked after the manufacturing processes and provided his technical expertise during expansion in 1998-99. Mr. Talati immigrated to Canada in October 2000 and joined FTG. Mr. Talati holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from India, is a member with PEO and has completed his MBA from the Rotman School of Business. Mr. Talati is responsible for Operations at FTG Circuits-Toronto, and is focused on delivering quality products to FTG customers on time.

Kaiyan Gu

Deputy General Manager FTG Printronics Circuit Ltd. – Circuits China JV

Kaiyan Gu assumed the role of General Manager of FTG Aerospace Tianjin in 2008 and is currently the Deputy General Manager of the Circuits China JV, responsible for the JV Business, Customer Service and Quality. Prior to FTG, Mr. Gu held the position of Sales and Engineering Account Leader at FAG Aerospace Canada (Shaeffler Group). He received his Engineering degree in China and Licentiate of Technology degree from Tampere University of Technology in Finland.


Peter Dimopoulos

Vice President Business Development

Mr. Dimopoulos holds a Bachelor degree in Business / Economics from the University of Western Ontario and is based at FTG’s Corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. Mr. Dimopoulos was appointed Vice President of Business Development in February 2010 after overseeing sales activities in Canada and China. He is responsible for driving FTG’s global growth and continued market leadership by delivering and supporting the full range of FTG products, services and solutions to organizations in established and new markets around the world.

Mustapha Boumedienne

General Manager, FTG Aerospace Toronto

Mustapha Boumedienne assumed the position of General Manager at FTG Aerospace Toronto in 2023. Mustapha has an impressive 25+ years of experience managing operational and multidisciplinary teams across various industries. Mustapha holds a degree in Engineering from France. His extensive industrial experience spans both the automotive and aerospace industries, covering both electronic and mechanical products. Notably, Mustapha served as the General Manager at Stelia Aerospace, an Airbus affiliate company based in Casablanca, Morocco where he utilized his strong skills to effectively manage operations. He is adept at driving continuous improvement initiatives, and consistently delivers outstanding outcomes in critical areas such as on-time delivery, quality, and financial performance.

Brandon Kuecker

General Manager, FTG Aerospace – Tianjin

Brandon’s career in integrated information display products started in 2008 at Airco Industries dba Photo Etch. In the 8 years before joining FTG, Mr. Kuecker held various engineering, operational, and supply chain roles of increasing responsibilities. Brandon holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Christian University. Mr. Kuecker assumed the role of General Manager of FTG Aerospace Tianjin in April 2018. Prior to this assignment, Brandon held the position of Director of Operations at FTG Aerospace – Chatsworth. Mr. Kuecker is responsible for Operations at FTG Aerospace Tianjin and is focused on best- in-class performance.

Shawn Thompson

Vice President and General Manager FTG Aerospace & Circuits – Chatsworth

Shawn joined FTG USA in November, 2020. He brings over 30 plus years in the electronic industry, supporting military, aerospace, industrial and medical customers. Prior to joining FTG Shawn was VP and General Manager for OSI Electronics, Flexible Circuit businesses, Printed Flexible Circuits (PFC) out of Toronto, CN and Altaflex out Santa Clara, CA. Over his career he has held several senior level position, President of OSI Electronics, a global EMS provider and division of publicly held OSI Systems, President and CEO of MC Electronics and President of Smiths Interconnect Power Protection Group. Mr. Thompson is responsible for the Operations at FTG USA Aerospace and Circuits – Chatsworth.