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Protecting the Supply Chain from Counterfeit Electronic Components

Speaker: Jason Jowers, Global VP of Quality and Operations, Velocity Electronics


Counterfeit electronic components present a serious and growing threat to the electronic manufacturing industry. This presentation will describe that threat, methods members of the supply chain can use to avoid and detect counterfeit components, and industry standards related to this topic.


Date: April 7, 2017 @ 11am
Location: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080

  • FREE for New Members since prior meeting
  • $20 Members, employees of Corporate member companies, 1st time guests, and students
  • $25 non-members, students, & guests – same price
  • Cash at the door or credit card on-line (see below)
  • 1:00pm - Adjourn

  • 11:00am - Check in and Networking
  • 11:30am - Lunch Begins
  • 11:45am - Chapter Announcements
  • 12:00am - Feature Presentation
  • 1:00pm - Adjourn

Speaker Bio:

Jason Jowers is responsible for enhancing Velocity’s value to its customers and for Velocity’s quality and operational performance. His team oversees the continual improvement of Velocity's primary value offering to its customers – Velocity’s ability to deliver pristine product in a timely manner through the use of its sophisticated supplier selection system and robust inspection protocol.

Jason is responsible for the operation of Velocity's three Inspection and Distribution Centers (Austin, Singapore, Amsterdam), AS9120 and ISO 9001 certified business management system, AS6081 certified counterfeit avoidance and detection system, ISO 17020 accredited inspection protocol, ANSI/ESD S20.20 certified ESD program, ISO 14001 / OHSAS 18001 certified EH&S program, international trade compliance team, and logistical operations.

He has served on the IDEA board of trustees since 2009, as a VP of the Texas ESD Association since 2002, on SAE's G-19D AS6081A development committee since 2014, on the SMTA/CALCE Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials’ advisory committee, and as the chairman of IDEA's IDEA-QMS-9090 committee. He has also given presentations regarding supply chain quality at numerous conferences in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

About Velocity Electronics:

As a leading global independent distributor of electronic components and provider of supply chain solutions, Velocity supports a wide variety of electronics manufacturers around the world with their most critical supply chain challenges while providing the highest level of quality and delivering the lowest total cost of procurement. Velocity provides its aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, energy, oil and gas, commercial, and other customers with supply chain solutions such as shortages, obsolescence, cost-savings, third-party inspections, excess and obsolete material disposition, tailored inventory programs, and value-added services.

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Thank you!

The Dallas Chapter Volunteers and HQ staff thank you for helping to make the 2017 Dallas SMTA EXPO another big success. We already have sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees interested in the 2018 EXPO. If you didn’t get a chance to submit a survey and if you have a comment, we would love to hear from you via call or e-mail.

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Award winners!

The Dallas chapter of the SMTA is proud to announce two award-winners among us!  The SMTA Board of Directors has selected Gary Tanel to receive the prestigious 2016 Founder's Award (SMTA’s highest honor), which will be presented to him at SMTA International in Rosemont in September.  This award recognizes not only Gary’s contributions to the SMTA, but also to the industry at large.  Gary is currently the Dallas chapter president.

The SMTA Board of Directors has also recognized Viswam Puligandla with the 2016 Excellence in Leadership award.  Viswam is currently one of the Dallas chapter’s technical advisers.

Be sure to congratulate these two men when you see them at the next chapter meeting.

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Chapter Calendar of Events
Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
January 13, 2017
11:00 am
Chapter Meeting Aboca's Italian Grill 972-672-2506   Gary Tanel 
April 7, 2017
11:00 am
Chapter Meeting: System Solutions – Differentiation Through Integration Aboca's Italian Grill 972-672-2506   Gary Tanel 
May 5, 2017
11:00 am
Chapter Meeting: HDI Manufacturing and Design Aboca's Italian Grill 972-672-2506   Gary Tanel 
June 2, 2017
11:00 am
Chapter Meeting Aboca's Italian Grill 972-672-2506   Gary Tanel 
July 15, 2017
06:00 pm
Top Golf Top Golf 972-672-2506   Gary Tanel 
September 10, 2017
09:00 am
SMTA-I Rosemont, IL 972-672-2506   Gary Tanel 
October 6, 2017
11:00 am
Chapter Meeting Aboca's Italian Grill 972-672-2506   Gary Tanel 
November 10, 2017
Geek-A-Palooza TBA 952-920-7682   Karen Frericks 
November 14, 2017
Certification - SMT Processes - November 14-16 (Dallas,TX) Verion Training Systems   Jenny Ng 
December 1, 2017
06:00 pm
Member Appreciation Party Addison Conference and Theatre Centre 972-672-2506   Gary Tanel 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Gary Tanel  (Libra Industries)
Phone : 972-672-2506
Email : gtanel@libraind.com

Vice President : Jack Harris  (The IPS Group, LLC)
Phone : 214-908-3336
Email : jharris@theipsgroup.net

Secretary : Keith Larson CID  (Summit Interconnect)
Phone : 817-915-5664
Email : Keith.larson@summit-pcb.com

Treasurer : Jim Baker  (Spectra Sales Corporation)
Phone : 214-912-4103
Email : jim.baker1@verizon.net

VP of Technical Programs : Darrell Ray  (DRS Technologies)
Phone : 214-507-2117
Email : darrell.ray@gmail.com

VP of Membership : Carol Primdahl  (Krypton Solutions)
Phone : 214-882-2363
Email : carol@krypton-solutions.com

Webmaster (Appointed) : Chintan Sutaria  (CalcuQuote)
Phone : 909-278-8233
Email : csutaria@calcuquote.com

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Riki G. Brown  (LeeMAH Electronics)
Phone : 951-733-2806
Email : rbrown@leemah.com

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Viswanadham Puligandla Ph.D.  (Nokia (Retired))
Phone : 972-355 7107
Email : viswam38@gmail.com

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Glenn Robertson  (Process Sciences Inc.)
Phone : 972-960-2323
Email : glennr@process-sciences.com

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Michael Barnes  (Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.)
Phone : 972-479-2280
Email : michael.barnes@us.fujitsu.com

Newsletter Editor (Appointed) : Karl S. Doebbert  (Prototron Circuits)
Phone : 214-675-7017
Email : karlD@Prototron.com

Set Up Committee (Appointed) : Jimmy Randolph Fallin  (Philips Entertainment)
Phone : 214-647-7960
Email : jimmy.fallin@philips.com

Board Liaison : Sal Sparacino (ZESTRON Americas)
Phone Contact : 703-393-9880
Email Address : s.sparacino@zestronusa.com

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Creation Technologies Inc.

Keysight Technologies


Corporate Members of our Chapter

Alliance Rubber Company

BBM, Inc.


Conecsus LLC

CR Assembly Corporation

DG Marketing Corporation

E.T.S. Group, Inc.

Electrolab, Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

G-Force Reps, Ltd.

GSC (Garland Service Company)

JTAG Technologies

Krypton Solutions


National Circuit Assembly

NPI Technologies, Inc.

Osai Automation System USA Corporation

PAC Global, Inc.

Philips Entertainment

Precision Technology, Inc.

Raytheon Company

Southwest Systems Technology Inc.

SPEA America

Sunshine Global Circuits

Super PCB

SVTronics, Inc.

Test Technology Associates

TestEquity LLC

The IPS Group, LLC

Trilogy Circuits, Inc.

Variosystems, Inc.


SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO Jabil Circuit Sdn. Bhd. Keysight Technologies KYZEN Sdn. Bhd. Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG Microsoft Corporation NCAB Group USA NEO Technology Solutions Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems Vexos Vitronics Soltec USA ZESTRON Americas

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