• ISO-13485-2016
  • ISO-9001-2015
  • DD2345
  • AS9100-2016
  • ITAR Certified
  • IPC Validation Services Recognized
  • SeaPort-e

About Us

Management Team

Zentech has an experienced workforce with a capable and talented leadership team. We have provided complete solutions for hundreds of OEM products and can support all your requirements from product conception through all phases of product fulfillment.

Steve Pudles, President & CEO, is responsible for the customer experience at Zentech and provides strategic direction for the company. He has a thirty-year track record building successful EMS businesses with industry-leading technology, process, quality and customer service. Steve is a twenty-year member and past chairman of the Board of Directors of the IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries) and holds a B.Eng. and a M.S Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Matt Turpin, Advisor and Investor, is the former CEO and President of Zentech and has over 30 years of Industry experience in Engineering, Product Development, Manufacturing and Quality. Matt has a BS in Business from the University of Maryland and has been with Zentech since 2006.

Waleid Jabal

Waleid Jabai, VP, Technology, is responsible for Quality and Manufacturing Engineering at Zentech. He has over 15 years experience in manufacturing and prior to joining Zentech had extensive experience in the printed circuit board fabrication industry as a Quality Engineer and Quality Manager. Waleid has a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and has been with Zentech since 2004.

Clint Fleming

Clint Fleming, VP, Supply Chain and Programs, is responsible for Program Management, Supply Chain, and IT activities at Zentech. Clint brings over 30 years of experience in Engineering Support Services, including PCB Design, Mechanical Design/Modeling, Configuration Control, Design for Manufacturability, and IT. He has been with Zentech since 2006 holding positions of Program Manager, Dir. Engineering Programs and Dir. Supply Chain, as well as managing all business systems and IT related activities.

John Vaughan, VP, Sales and Marketing, has held senior management roles his entire thirty year career across multiple disciplines in the electronics industry, including; circuit board process engineering and operations, at the OEM level directing CM outsource strategies, and at the tier one CM level as a Director in supply chain management, operations and business development. A subject matter expert (SME) in the military and aerospace markets, John is responsible for defining Zentech’s market strategies and managing the sales execution process across all sectors.

Charlene Wright

Charlene Wright, VP, Finance and HR, is responsible for all Finance and HR functions at Zentech and has been with the company since its inception in 1998. Prior to joining Zentech she spent more than 15 years in public accounting as a CPA. Charlene received her BS in Accounting from University of Baltimore and her MBA from Salisbury State University.

Cindy Snellings

Cindy Snellings, VP Administration, Fredericksburg Operations is responsible for all business operations at Zentech – Fredericksburg. With twenty-five plus years of leadership experience at the Fredericksburg location, Cindy was instrumental in guiding the successful transition of the legacy business, Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC, into the Zentech portfolio following Zentech’s April 2015 acquisition. Cindy’s breadth of responsibility is across all aspects of the business including; Navy contract administration; procurement, program management and financial reporting. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Dave Forrest

Dave Forrest, VP Manufacturing, Fredericksburg Operations has held progressively more responsible roles during his twenty plus year tenure at Zentech – Fredericksburg and is responsible for all manufacturing operations. Dave’s career path has included radar engineering, telemetry and radar jamming system roles with the Navy in support of our nations cruise missile programs. An IPC Certified Interconnect Designer, Dave brings a unique perspective to Design for Manufacturing (DfM) initiatives and provides innovative solutions to solve unique manufacturing challenges.


Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. is a private C-Corp company and a highly certified, premier electronics contract manufacturing company offering PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Assembly, PCB Testing, and PCB design services since 1998. Additional certifications include IPC-A-610 QML, IPC WHMA-A-620 QML, AS9100, ITAR Registered, and Clean Room certification.

Zentech operates two facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, Balitmore, MD (headquarters) and Fredericksburg, VA.  Both are ISO:9001 certified and house equipment and controls to handle the latest printed circuit board (PCB) assembly technology. Our equipment, systems and processes are optimized for flexibility in building complex products that have medium volume/high mix requirements.

We thrive when our customers thrive, so we make every effort to help ensure the success of our customers. We provide our customers with a level of production/manufacturing engineering support that is second to none. Our customers provide the product and market expertise while we provide the production expertise. We have found that this partnership relationship allows our customers to thrive and grow even when competing against lower-cost competitors from the Far-East or South and Central America.

Zentech offers high speed, precision assembly of printed circuit boards. We provide a full range of PCB Design, Assembly and Testing Services. Our Fredericksburg location, in addition to printed circuit boards, also builds cable assemblies, wire harnesses, overmolded cables and mechanical box builds.

Zentech’s primary markets are Defense and Aerospace (75%), Medical (20%) and Commercial (5%).


We provide a great product at a fair price and do so in an ethical and transparent manner. Understanding that there are many providers in our space we strive to provide a customer experience that is unique and satisfying.


We have well defined processes and preferred methods for executing a technical program. However you are the customer and we customize each program to meet the unique and specific requirements of the customer.

Open communication and pricing

We believe in frequent and open communications. We share all cost drivers and work as a team with our customers to deliver the best value.

Lasting relationships

We look for and foster longer term relationships. We invest in our customer relationships and allocate resources to maintain them.

Quality and Reliability

We strive to provide the highest level of service in a form that promotes long term reliability.

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