Advantage Converting is a veteran manufacturing company. From R&D to scaled production, we can make your design a reality. Our experts thoroughly examine every job to determine the best way to meet your challenge. We consider the production method, tooling requirements, and material availability to provide you an estimate and production schedule that offers the most bang for your buck.


Advantage Converting strives to serve our customers’ every need. You’re our lifeblood. We value every opportunity to learn about you, collaborate, and build a lasting relationship. From A to Z, our team is dedicated to understanding and realizing your challenge.

Our customer commitment:

  • Produce the highest quality products at a fair cost
  • Provide exceptional product turnaround time
  • Offer unsurpassed customer service and support
  • Ensure sensitivity to all customer privacy needs

We want to contribute to your success. By partnering in all steps from product development to delivery, Advantage Converting will make every effort to ensure you accomplish your goals.


Way back in 1963, Leo Alchimisti founded Advance Electric, our predecessor, who designed and developed customer slitting techniques to serve the Bay Area in the Industrial and Electrical industries. Over the next 30 years, the Advance Electric team grew their knowledge, skills, and capabilities, eventually leading Leo’s sons Paul and Jerry to create Advantage Converting in 1992.

Along with master converter Richard Lavino, the Alchimisti brothers saw an opportunity to serve the growing tech hub in Silicon Valley with unmatched skill and customer service. Specializing in close tolerance slitting and die cutting, they branched out into the aerospace and medical device industries across the Bay Area.

Since then, Advantage Converting has grown in size and capabilities. We now serve businesses all over the world, but we’ve remained true to our original vision—to serve with incomparable technical ability and unequalled customer service.

We look forward to the future. We’re excited to continue to grow and develop in this dynamic, ever-changing world. And we look forward to working with you.



1954 – Founded by Leo Alchimisti, Advance Tool begins work and opens for business to serve motor shops and the industrial and electrical industries.

1963 – Founded by Leo Alchimisti, Advance Electrical Sales develops custom machinery to slit major tape supplier products, serving the electrical and industrial industries.

1992 – Founded by brothers Paul and Jerry Alchimisti and master converter Richard Lavino, Advantage Converting, Inc. begins serving the industrial, electrical, aerospace and medical device markets primarily in close tolerance slitting and die cutting.

2005 – Advantage Converting moves to new 15,000 foot facility with 1000 square feet of class 100K clean room to both serve the growing medical industry in the Bay Area, and develop new processing methods that push us to be a major converter in all industries.

2010 – Advantage Converting moves into new technologies focusing on development of wound care using thermal laminations, advanced die cutting methods, and extremely close tolerance slitting for the medical device industry, as well as electronics, optical display, alternative energy, aerospace, and automotive. We also expand our clean room capabilities to class 10K.

2016 – Advantage Converting Inc. opens new headquarters in a state-of-the-art facility. We expand operations to 25,000 square feet with 5000 feet of ISO7 (10K)  and ISO8 (100K) clean room.




Paul Alchimisti


Partner & CEO

Jerry Alchimisti


Partner & Engineering

Richard Lavino


Partner & Master Converter

Matt Alchimisti


Sales & Business Development

Michael Mendonca




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