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Cleanroom Design and Construction


AdvanceTEC Company

Leadership Team

AdvanceTEC’s commitment to our customers’ success drives us to design and build the best cleanrooms in the business, and construct them on schedule and within budget to precise specifications. Our leadership team is directly involved on every client project from concept to commissioning, establishing effective project teams built on a foundation of treating our employees, subcontractors and suppliers with respect. The result is a committed team that goes the extra mile to exceed customer expectations. To request a copy of our full staff resume, please click here.

Bryan Phelan

Managing Partner, Director of Sales, Marketing and Business Development

Bryan Phelan became a partner at AdvanceTEC in 2007, and was elected managing partner in 2009. As managing partner, Phelan is responsible for ensuring client satisfaction, shaping the company’s strategic direction, and managing all compliance aspects of the organization. Phelan is directly responsible for leading the company’s sales, marketing and business development efforts.

Phelan has over 25 years of technology industry experience leading sales, marketing and strategic business development efforts, both domestically and internationally. His experience spans cleanroom design/build and semiconductor production applications. Phelan began his career serving clients in design/build cleanroom requirements with Liberty Industries, and later with Cleanroom Engineering Division of Cleanroom Products where he served as regional sales manager. Phelan has also held leadership positions at semiconductor process and infrastructure firms, including roles as director of North American sales at Entegris, Inc., vice president at LTX Corporation, and vice president at ReVera Corporation.

Phelan holds a B.S. in Communications from Ohio University and is a recipient of the Contribution Award from the School of Interpersonal Communications.

John Burton

Founder/Partner, Director of Engineering and Technology

John Burton founded AdvanceTEC in 2000. In his role as director of engineering and technology, Burton is responsible for leading conceptual design, project engineering, life safety and code compliance, and estimating.

Burton has well over two decades of industry experience designing and constructing cleanrooms for advanced technology applications. He has personally directed and lead the design and construction of well over 500 cleanrooms, ranging from Class 1 to Class 100,000, from Grade A to Grade D, and from BSL1 to BSL3; including metals free trace metals facilities. His industry leading knowledge of the critical elements involved in the design and construction of cleanroom environments, including mechanical, architectural, electrical, plumbing, structural, controls and process systems, has been proven to streamline design and enhance coordination of all aspects of cleanroom construction. Prior to founding AdvanceTEC, Burton was the design manager for Performance Contracting, Inc. (PCI). and a senior project engineer for the Cleanroom Engineering Division of Cleanroom Products.

Burton holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, graduating second in his class at the University of Miami. While at the University of Miami, he received the C. Edwards Award for overall excellence in engineering, served as president of the University’s American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and was a member of the Pi Tau Sigma engineering honor society. Burton is an associate member of NFPA (2001) and ASHREA (1993), and is certified in plumbing engineering.

Larri Hand

Director of Operations

Larri Hand joined AdvanceTEC in 2010. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the project management, construction management and project administration functions within the company. In addition, Hand is responsible for leading the company’s implementation of its latest investments in leading technology and efficiency platforms designed to improve and expand Project Management, Construction Management, Procurement and Accounting capabilities.

Hand has over 20 years of experience designing and constructing leading edge cleanroom facilities and integrating process systems in the microelectronics and semiconductor industry as a process tool installation lead, construction manager, project manager and project supervisor.

Hand holds a B.S. in Building Construction/Construction Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a member of PMI and PMP certified. He is also a member of CMMA.

Gene Taylor

Engineering and Design Manager

Gene Taylor joined AdvanceTEC in 2012 and was quickly promoted to Engineering and Design Manager.In his current role, he is responsible for engineering, design, 3D BIM modeling and coordination for project constructability.Taylor has spearheaded implementation of AdvanceTEC’s 3D modeling efforts, and the recent development of VR (virtual reality) BIM tours during design.His team provides on-site QA/QC field compliance to design, and technical resolution to field conflicts.Taylor also leads the company’s internal engineering & design team, driving continuous quality, schedule, and technology implementation.

Taylor has over 20 years of experience leading engineering and design activities in support of multimillion dollar projects across a variety of advanced industries, most notably large scale 300mm semiconductor production facilities.His skillset is a unique mix ideally suited for AdvanceTEC’s design-build project delivery having worked for Infineon (later Qimonda), as well as the Colonial Webb division of national leading mechanical contractor Comfort Systems USA.

Gene holds a degree in design from Chesterfield Technical Center and is a student of continued education and cutting-edge industry relevant technology.

Turn-key cleanroom design/build construction, and process tool installation & integration

AdvanceTEC Corporate Headquarters
11300 Business Center Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23236
Toll free: 1-877-560-8881
Tel: 804-378-1550 • Fax: 804-378-4055
Email: Support@AdvanceTECLLC.com