Management

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Floyd Sutz
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
Floyd is our CEO and has been with Vanguard since 1995. He initially joined as CFO, became VP/GM in 2000, and in 2003 he purchased the company with Bill Winther. Prior to joining Vanguard, Floyd held senior leadership roles in the electronics manufacturing and renewable energy industries.
 
A native of Chicago, Floyd began his career with the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. Floyd holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, and received his CPA license from the State of Illinois.
 
When out of the office, Floyd enjoys the companionship of his wife and 2 kids and being outdoors - cycling, hiking and boating.
 
 
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Anh Vu
Director of Manufacturing

Anh is our Director of Manufacturing, having joined Vanguard in 1993. He has over 25 years of experience in electronics and RF manufacturing. Anh is responsible for driving Vanguard’s operational execution with oversight for engineering, manufacturing and test.

Prior to this role, Anh was responsible for Vanguard's test engineering group. With experience in the development and implementation of In-Circuit Test, Boundary Scan Test and Functional Test installations, Anh has helped Vanguard establish a leadership position with our test service offering.
 
Anh holds an Electronics Technician equivalent from Electronic Technical University Tong Hop in Vietnam, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Bach Khoa University in Vietnam. When not in the office, Anh likes to spend his time with family and friends and stays active by playing soccer. He also enjoys watching movies and exploring new types of music.
 
 
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Joe Lariz
Director of Information Technology

Joe is our Director of Information Technology, having joined Vanguard in 1999. He has a real passion for planning, creating, and implementing tools to help give Vanguard a technological edge.

Prior to his current role, Joe worked in various departments throughout the company. He is able to take that knowledge and apply it towards creating and improving systems and processes at many different levels. One such achievement has come by way of SMARTer Manufacturing™, in which he played a vital role.

Joe holds a Bachelor's degree in Technology Management from George Fox University. When not in the office, he loves to spend his free time with his wife and 2 young children.
 
 
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Jim Henderson
Director of Engineering

Jim is our Director of Engineering, having joined Vanguard in August of 2015. He has over 28 years of manufacturing operations experience, including 23 years in the electronic manufacturing services industry.  Jim is responsible for driving Vanguard’s operational execution with oversight for process, manufacturing, and test engineering.

Prior to this current role, Jim has held positions as General Manager, Director of Engineering, Director of Program Management, and Director of Quality with Suntron Corporation as well as Global Supply Chain and Quality Systems Leader with Climax Portable Machining and Welding Systems.

When not in the office, Jim likes to spend his time with his wife, family, and friends. He also enjoys camping, travelling, and playing guitar.

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