Richard C. Snogren

Founder of Bristlecone LLC and developer of My Camp KitchenTM products.


Richard Snogren has a BS in Chemistry and Biology from Western Michigan University. He was an aerospace materials engineer, managed the electronic packaging and PCB design groups for Martin Marietta Astronautics, and spent 25 years in the aerospace sector of the PCB industry. He was co-founder of SAS Circuits, later Coretec Denver.and now DDI Denver. He was a Member of the Technical Staff for Coretec Inc. and was an active member of the recent AEPT (Advanced Embedded Passive Technology Research Consortia), an interdisciplinary research project funded by NIST. Richard is an active participant in the embedded passives test bed project of NSWC Crane’s Emerging Critical Interconnect Technology Program (ECIT). He has developed and taught many technology seminars, has authored numerous technical papers and articles, and is a certified PCB designer trainer.

Richard Snogren provides ongoing technical leadership and support for printed circuit board technologies to the Military and Aerospace industries. He develops training programs and workshops based on specific OEM and PCB manufacturers needs. With these programs he trains design engineers and fabricators in the fundamentals of high reliability printed circuit board materials, manufacturing and process technology. Richard is also a certified interconnect designer (CID) instructor for IPC (the Association Connecting Electronics Industries). Further, he has a unique background in the application of embedded passives technology. Richard Snogren has been called the embedded technology guru by the Shaughnessy Report. He provides workshops and programs for implementation of embedded passive technology.

If you need technical assistance in developing a program for your company, or need specialized training workshops for your workforce, Richard will provide industry-leading solutions.

Brief summary of technology industry involvement:

  • Aerospace – 20 years combined with North American Aviation, Hughes Space and Communications, TRW Systems, and Martin Marietta (coincidentally these OEMs are now North American Rockwell, Boeing Satellite Systems, Northrop, and Lockheed Martin respectively).
  • Circuit Boards – 25 years combined with General Components, Reliable Circuit Systems, SAS Circuits, and Coretec