Chatting with Charlie

Be sure to tune in to Charlie Barnhart’s chat on outsourcing models and trends later today at PCB Chat.

Charlie’s long been known for his scrupulous analysis and willingness to slay the sacred cows of contract manufacturing. He’s sure to offer some entertaining and informative answers to your questions.

The chat takes place today from 2 to 3 EST. To attend, click here.

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About Mike

Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association ( He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow