Management Team

Meet the Management Team & Members of the Board.

Meet Our Team

Most of the core team at Freedom CAD have been together since the early 1990′s.  The founders of Freedom CAD Services were also founders of Mosher Design Services (MDS) and e2E Corporation, two successful and recognized service bureaus.

  • Lauren Primmer

    President, Member of the Board of Directors

    Lauren holds a degree in Psychology and Sociology. She has served as a Principal employee and Founder for several PCB design companies in our industry for the past 25+ years. With the experience of her past positions as the Operations Manager Lauren has the depth of knowledge to get the job done on time with the highest quality. Lauren was a founder and principal of Mosher Design Services that was acquired by Praegitzer Industries and a founder in e2E Corporation that was acquired by Plexus Corporation. She has extensive experience in technical operations with a reputation for being a great communicator and an efficient, knowledgeable designer. Lauren possesses the necessary skills to direct the operations of Freedom CAD, with primary emphasis on streamlining operations and implementing technical and cost-saving alternatives.

  • Lou Primmer
  • Louis Primmer

    Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Presently, Chairman, Board of Directors, Freedom CAD Services, extensive experience in the service business stemming from a firm foundation of management, customer service, sales and marketing together with hands-on electro-mechanical/PCB design early in my career. Founded, co-founded and managed several successful design and manufacturing businesses in North America and offshore over the past 30 years. A partner, co-founder and Vice President at Alternate Circuit Design Technologies in 1985, Principal owner and Director of Mosher Design Services 1995, Co-founder and Director of e2E Corporation in 2000. Co-founder and Chairman of FCS in 2003 to present. Co-founded, Freedom CAD Services Ethiopia LLC, Chairman, Board of Directors. Ten years plus of International experience negotiating and partnering with Ethiopia, Mexico, China and India.

    Current responsibilities at Freedom CAD Services are executive and strategic planning and financial stability along with business development.

    Through transition (merges and acquisitions) of these companies I have held management and marketing positions in technical manufacturing companies associated with design and engineering such as Praegitzer Industries and Plexus Corporation as a Senior Manager where I developed a better understanding of customer service, quality control and design for manufacturability.

    Specialties: Entrepreneur, recognize and act on opportunities, capitalizing on service businesses, executive strategic planning, negotiation and marketing.

  • Eddie Broyles
  • James (Eddie) Broyles, Jr.

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Eddie brings over 30 years of experience in the Electronics Design Industry and has spent the last 16 years holding management positions responsible for Hardware Design, PCB Design, and DFx services. Before coming to FCS, Eddie held several leadership positions that ranged from Design Services Manager to his most recent position as Director of Engineering with Solectron Corporation. His responsibilities included managing the staff and the business P&L for Solectron’s Americas regional engineering teams that consisted of Hardware Development, PCB Layout, Test Development, and DFx Services. Previous to Solectron, Eddie spent 16 years in the OEM design business with Texas Instruments and Sperry Unisys.

  • Don Duncan
  • Don Duncan

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Don has over 30 years in the electronics industry. His background includes industrial controls and design automation solutions designing products with DSP and embedded processors while working for Texas Instruments. He also has experience in the CM business working for Solectron Corporation. Assignments included improvement of manufacturing test processes, managing a New Product Introduction manufacturing line that supported existing and new customers, and creating a design team that worked as an extension of the customer’s engineering team. His experience also includes high speed signal design designing products with OC192 and Infiniband technologies.

  • Scott Miller
  • Scott Miller

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Scott has over 37 years of experience in the electronics industry. His experience includes connector and printed circuit board design, fabrication and assembly. His resume includes various responsibilities included Global Account Management, Sales Management and Product Marketing with Berg Electronics, Litton/Winchester and Teradyne Connections Systems, prior to joining Freedom CAD in 2004. As COO, Scott’s responsibilities at Freedom CAD include overseeing the daily Operations, Sales and Marketing activities.

  • Scott McCurdy
  • Scott McCurdy

    Director of Sales & Marketing

    Scott’s experience spans over 4 decades in the PCB industry. He co-founded McCurdy Circuits in 1968 and over the next 32 years grew it to a respected $30M multilayer manufacturer in Anaheim, CA. He spent three years as western regional sales manager for a mid-west EMS company, which expanded his manufacturing experience. His passion for Design for Manufacturability led him to become president of the IPC Designers Council – Orange County chapter where under his leadership has grown it to the largest chapter in the country. Scott led the design sales efforts at Jardon Engineering before joining Freedom CAD in 2007. He was instrumental in launching our fab & assembly services and building a strong design and manufacturing West Coast customer base.

  • Bill basten
  • Bill Basten

    Vice President

    Bill brings a variety of experience, including degrees in Electronic Engineering, Psychology and Sociology (UK), Criminal Justice (USA), also, Music in The Royal Academy of Music (UK) and has spent some time as a professional rock musician in his younger years. Bill has lived in four different Countries; England, Spain, France, and for the past seventeen years as a Citizen of the USA. He established and managed a global, tier one, Design Services Company for several decades as CEO of AcAe with facilities in England, Germany and the USA providing Premium CAD Services. Joining Freedom CAD as Vice President brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

  • Nicole Motika
  • Nicole Motika

    Director of Finance

    Nicole has over 10 years of financial experience with in-depth knowledge of GAAP reporting and process management of accounting systems. She holds a BA in Accounting & Finance and a MBA with a concentration in Project Management. She has past experience in positions requiring major responsibilities for financial reporting with companies made up of several investment entities which consisted of several hundreds of million dollars worth of assets. She also has experience in international accounting from working for Enigma. She founded a company called Profit Margin, in NH, which provides consulting and accounting services. She was nominated in 2007 for a Service Champion Award for outstanding performance and dedication. She was also a nominee for the Unsung Hero award in 2008. In addition to holding the position of Director of Finance for Freedom CAD Services, she serves on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer for Children’s Tree of Life, a nonprofit organization.