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The SMTA is pleased to announce its election results for the Global Board of Directors for the term beginning October 4, 2021. Jason Keeping, Celestica, Inc.; Adam Klett, L3Harris Technologies; Cheryl Tulkoff, National Instruments Corporation; and Kirk Van Dreel, Plexus Corp., have been newly elected to the Board of Directors.
Those remaining on the SMTA Global Board of Directors include: President, Martin Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology; VP Communications, Mike Konrad, Aqueous Technologies; VP Expositions, Sal Sparacino, ZESTRON Americas; VP Technical Programs, Julie Silk, Keysight Technologies; VP Membership, Robert Boguski, Datest Corporation; Strategic Development Committee members include William Capen, Honeywell FM&T; Ivan Roman, ROCKA Solutions; and Gregory Vance, Rockwell Automation.
The SMTA will bid a fond farewell to departing Treasurer, Robert Kinyanjui, Ph.D., John Deere Electronic Solutions, Inc.; VP Technical Programs, Richard Coyle, Ph.D., Nokia Bell Labs; Strategic Development Committee Chair Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron, Inc.; and committee member, Tim Jensen, Indium Corporation. As their time on the Board draws to a close, the SMTA expresses its sincerest gratitude for their continued service and dedication to the association and industry.
Zac Elliott, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Let’s face it, in the past, electronics manufacturing has not been a big business for North America. A majority of electronics are assembled in Asia where supply chains and operating costs offer many economic advantages. In North America, the electronics manufacturing industry has been generally focused on lower volume, high-cost devices, while higher volume products are produced elsewhere. However, the COVID pandemic and various legislation in the U.S. are changing the situation, making electronics manufacturing in North America a more attractive option. How can factories in North America compete for the same type of manufacturing traditionally performed in lower-cost regions?
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
The Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award is given to individuals who have fostered a collaborative spirit, made significant contributions to standards development, and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to global standardization efforts and the electronics industry. José Servin has worked as an IPC member for more than 14 years in the development of the Electronics Assembly Norms. As a member of the IPC A-610 and J STD-001 working groups, he became chairman of IPC A-610G and J STD-001G Automotive Addendums that complements the norms for automotive industry since 2018.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Doug Pauls holds a B.A. in chemistry and physics from Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He worked nine years for the Navy, eight years as technical director of Contamination Studies Labs, and 19 years at Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aerospace), in the Advanced Operations Engineering group, where he is a principal materials and process engineer. Doug was awarded the Rockwell Collins Arthur A. Collins Engineer of the Year Award in 2004.