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8 The PCB Magazine • September 2014 by Ray Rasmussen i-ConneCt007 During the IPC APEX EXPO show in Las Ve- gas, I had the chance to meet with Terry Heil- man and Rocky Catt, owners of Sunstone Cir- cuits. They wanted to introduce me to their new marketing manager, Matt Stevenson. During the discussion, we talked about their company and what they believe is their unique style of doing business. Although I understood much of what they were trying to convey, Heil- man suggested I make a trip to their factory to see for myself. I'd have to experience what they were doing to get the complete story. He was right. There was much more to the story. By the way, the title for this article came to me early on while touring their factory and stuck in my head throughout the day and as I started to put this article together. I think you'll see why. The Company Sunstone Circuits is tucked neatly into a small valley in a rural community about an hour south of Portland, Oregon. Employing about 150 people, this nondescript factory, a kludge of rooms in a building constructed and modi - fied many times over the last 50 years, pumps the way i see it f e a t u r e C o l u m n The Family (Sun)Stone figure 1: front row, l-r: terry heilman, sheri Kuretich, rocky Catt, nolan Johnson, nancy Viter. back row, l-r: molly o'hara, les stephens, paul waterman, matt stevenson, al secchi.

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