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Advanced Conversion Technology names new president

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Advanced Conversion Technology, Inc. has named Tracy Shaffer as its new president and chief operations officer.

Shaffer most recently held the position of senior vice president in charge of the microwave and power divisions at a major U.S. electronics corporation , ACT said in a news release. He has held various management positions at API Technologies Corp., Spectrum Control Inc., AMP Inc. (now known as TE Connectivity) and Armstrong World Industries Inc.

A Lower Swatara Township-based subcontractor and producer of custom power supplies, ACT has been in business for more than 30 years and is one of the largest power supply companies in the industry, with a staff of more than 100.

It primarily produces power supply components for systems built by prime contractors such as Boeing. The company designs and produces power supplies, EMI filters, accelerometers, signal conditioners and load/torque cells for most major military aircraft and ships.

Applications have included almost all U.S. Navy ships and a majority of U.S. aircraft as well as many other military platforms, the release states.

ACT grew out of leased spaces in Elizabethtown and moved in 1988 to its current location at 2001 Fulling Mill Road in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County.

Shaffer has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in manufacturing systems engineering. He will report to Louis Reis, CEO and past president.

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