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