AdvanceTEC Strengthens Leadership Team with Promotion of Schaper and Fischer to Key Operations Roles

Industry veterans Ted Schaper and Drew Fischer bring more than 40 years of proven experience to the AdvanceTEC leadership team

Richmond, VA, September 9, 2020 –   AdvanceTEC, the leader in cleanroom design, construction, and mission critical process integration, today announced the promotions of Ted Schaper and Drew Fischer to Director of Operations, North and Director of Operations, South respectively.  

In these critical operations roles, Schaper and Fischer are responsible for leading project management, construction management and project administration teams to drive safety, quality and overall customer satisfaction.  As leaders in digital technologies, data enabled solutions, and continuous improvements, they leverage AdvanceTEC’s “Cleanroom IP” to achieve project objectives and improve AdvanceTEC’s customer experience. Key to the elevation of Schaper and Fischer to these roles was their dedicated work ethic, upstanding character, attention to detail, and commitment to quality.

“As AdvanceTEC continues to grow, it is vital for us to continue to strengthen our leadership team to support the ever-increasing demands of our customers,” noted Bryan Phelan, AdvanceTEC Managing Partner and Director Customers.  “The trust that our customers place in us is a responsibility that we take seriously, and the addition of Ted and Drew to our leadership team strengthens our ability to deliver for our customers.  In their time at AdvanceTEC, they have each demonstrated their leadership, knowledge and good character – and their ability to lead project teams to successfully deliver for our customers time and time again. I look forward to their continued contribution to the success of AdvanceTEC and our customers.”

“Since founding the company, building a strong leadership team has been a critical and continual focus for me,” noted John Burton, AdvanceTEC founder, owner/partner and director of technology.  “The ability to guide a team, think critically and make sound decisions can be the difference between a project that succeeds and one that goes off the rails.  With the addition of Ted and Drew to our leadership team, I am more confident than ever before that we have the best team in place to deliver success for our customers and our employees.”

Since joining AdvanceTEC, Schaper and Fischer have held a variety of roles, including most recently as senior project managers. Under their demonstrated leadership, AdvanceTEC has designed, coordinated, and built leading edge cleanroom facilities to enable some of the most advanced innovations in technology. They have each led project teams that have successfully delivered projects on time and on budget that address leading edge technical demands in biotech, nanotech and cleantech applications.

About AdvanceTEC
AdvanceTEC is the leader in cleanroom design, construction and mission critical process integration serving clients in Biotech, Nanotech, and Cleantech industries. Since its founding in 2000, AdvanceTEC has successfully constructed facilities for research, pilot production, and high-volume manufacturing applications. The company works with leading technology companies, construction managers, and architectural engineering firms to construct state-of-the-art cleanrooms to enable tomorrow’s technology. AdvanceTEC’sexpertise is turn-key design/build projects, where performance, schedule, cost, and safety are critical.  For more information, please visit

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