About APA

Founded in late 2001, Advanced Packaging Associates plays an active role in enabling high value, cost effective microelectronic packaging solutions. Our goal is to provide exemplary service, exceeding customer expectations, throughout the product life cycle.

APA serves a broad range of diverse market segments throughgout the states of California and Arizona from our San Diego office, supported by a team of technically competent Regional Sales Managers, strategically located to maintain frequent, direct customer support.

In addition to exclusive geographic offerings, based on specialized ceramic, glass and other engineered materials, APA maintains relationships with sources of high value solutions for organic substrates and contract microelectronic assembly services.

Meet the APA Team:

Stuart Weinshanker

Stuart Weinshanker

Stu is well known in the Microelectronics Packaging community for his knowledge and expertise in materials and joining. He is unique in his ability to bridge the gap between engineering and marketing, turning concepts into reality. Professional experience includes sales, marketing, engineering and operations management positions at industry leading companies.

Region: Southern California (San Diego), Arizona


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Matt Ritchie

Matt Ritchie

Matt has a breadth of knowledge in semiconductor and hybrid manufacturing. As West Bond's Regional Sales Manager in the Northern California area since 1999, Matt has gained extensive experience working in many fields with customers that range in size from startups to fortune 100 companies. Matt has an engineering background, having studied Computer Science at University of California Santa Barbara. His real interest in technology lies in the value it delivers to business which is why he completed a Bachelors in Business at San Jose State University.

Region: Northern California


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Keyur Amin

Keyur Amin

Keyur brings a broad ranging background of materials and microelectronic packaging to APA. He utilizes the customer application perspective to guide business development. His prior experience includes sales management at Plansee, Plansee Thermal Management (now Santier), and Ametek Electronic Packaging. He has degrees in chemical engineering and biomedical engineering.

Region: Southern California (Counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, Santa Barbara, and Ventura)


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Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson has retired from his primary APA responsibilities and will remain on in an advisory role through the end of 2017. Please join us in thanking Jim for his 14 years of service and many contributions to APA, our customers and the microelectronics packaging community, wishing him a retirement filled with happiness and fun.

Jim has a wealth of microelectronic packaging knowledge and expertise - hybrid microelectronics, LTCC, and semiconductors. His prior experience includes engineering/sales positions at BTL/Western Electric, Sperry Rand, ITT, Raytheon, CTS, CMAC, National Semiconductor and LTCC Science & Technology, and is a former President of IMAPS.