Welcome to the SMTA's Consultant Index, a premiere service for matching technical consultants with clients.

As a member of the Consultants Committee, individuals meet the following requirements:
  • Hold an active SMTA membership.
  • Conduct themselves in the highest professional and ethical manner.
  • Provide realistic technical and financial estimates based upon available data.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest and disclose any such potential to clients.
  • Not disclose information regarding the business or technology of a client without their consent.
  • Treat fairly all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
  • See and accept honest criticism of their technical work in order to acknowledge and correct and to properly credit the contributions of others.
  • Maintain and improve technical competency.
  • Assist the SMTA in identifying emerging technology trends that we shuld be aware of.


  • Categories
    1. Advanced Packaging
    2. PCB Design
    3. Cleaning
    4. Contract Manufacturing/Business Issues
    5. Design for Manufacturing
    6. Equipment Selection
    7. Factory Audits
    8. Failure Analysis
    9. Optoelectronics/MOEMS/MEMS
    10. Placement
    11. Printing
    12. Process/Manufacturing (including Process Control)
    13. Project Consultant
    14. Quality and Reliability
    15. Rework
    16. Soldering Process and Materials
    17. Solder Joint Reliability
    18. Substrates (including HDI and Finishes)
    19. Test/Inspection
    20. Training
    21. Wireless
    22. Design for Test
    23. Built-in Test
    24. Litigation/Expert Witness
    25. Cost Reduction Techniques
    26. Non-Value-Added-Processes Elimination
    27. International/Off-Shore Consulting

    Consultants
    Jasbir Bath 
    Bath & Associates Consultancy LLC
    3880 Decoto Road
    # 139
    Fremont, CA 94555
    510-676-5629
    jasbir_bath@yahoo.com
    http://www.bathtechnicalconsultancy.com
    Categories 12,16, 20


    Charles E. Bauer Ph.D. 
    TechLead Corporation
    4120 NW Niblick Place
    Portland, OR 97229
    303-674-8202
    chuck.bauer@techleadcorp.com
    http://www.techleadcorp.com
    Categories 1, 2, 4-9, 12, 14, 17-19, 21


    James C. Blankenhorn 
    SMT Plus, Inc.
    20059 Wildwood W. Drive
    Penn Valley, CA 95946-9547
    530-432-3806
    james@smtplus.com
    http://www.smtplus.com
    Categories 2, 5-7, 9, 11-13, 15, 16, 20, 21


    Tom Borkes 
    The Jefferson Project
    7338 Woodbriar Court
    Orlando, FL 32835
    407-342-3228
    jeffer2@earthlink.net
    http://www.thejeffersonproject.org/main.html
    Categories 1, 2, 4-8, 10-20, 22, 24-26


    Ray Chartrand 
    CharTrain Consulting
    930 Kingston Drive
    Mansfield, TX 76063
    817-919-6558
    chartrain@gmail.com
    http://www.chartrain.com
    Categories 4,6,7,8,11,12,13,14,16,17,1,20,25,26


    Jean-Paul Clech Ph.D. 
    EPSI, Inc.
    PO Box 1522
    Montclair, NJ 07042
    973-746-3796
    jpclech@aol.com
    http://www.jpclech.com
    Categories 1, 8, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20


    Jerry Damron 
    DCSI
    791 Price Street
    Suite 210
    Pismo Beach, CA 93449
    805-773-1800
    jerry@dcsiconsultants.com
    http://www.dcsiconsultants.com
    Categories 4, 10, 13, 20, 24


    Joseph Fjelstad 
    Verdant Electronics
    17003 420th SE
    North Bend, WA 98045
    408-836-2856 (c)
    josephfjelstad@aol.com
    http://www.sipipe.com
    Categories 1, 18


    Robert Freid 
    Contract Manufacturing Consultants, Inc.
    8201 164th Ave. NE
    Suite 200
    Redmond, WA 98052
    425-453-8044
    rfreid@cmcseattle.com
    http://www.cmcseattle.com
    Categories 4, 7, 14, 24, 25


    Keith Gilbert 
    Gilbert Consulting Services, Inc.
    PO Box 1317
    Arroyo Grande, CA 93421-1317
    805-481-5105
    keith@gcservices.com
    Categories 4, 10


    Pamela J. Gordon 
    Technology Forecasters Inc.
    6327 Longcroft Drive
    Oakland, CA 94611
    510-479-3478
    pgordon@techforecasters.com
    http://www.techforecasters.com
    Categories 4


    W. James Hall 
    ITM Consulting
    22 Shore Road
    Waltham, MA 02451-3215
    781-899-6907
    jim_hall@itmconsulting.com
    Categories 3-8, 11, 12, 14-16, 20, 24


    Craig Hillman Ph.D. 
    DfR Solutions
    9000 Virginia Manor Road
    Suite 290
    Beltsville, MD 20705
    301-474-0607
    chillman@dfrsolutions.com
    www.dfrsolutions.com
    Categories 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 24


    Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Ph.D. 
    H-Technologies Group
    30799 Pinetree Road #202
    Cleveland, OH 44124-5903
    216-839-1000
    jenniehwang@aol.com
    http://www.h-techgroup.com/home.htm
    Categories 1, 3, 12, 16, 17, 20


    Ronald Lasky Ph.D., P.E. 
    Indium Corporation
    1 Dartmouth Lane
    Woodstock, VT 05091-1279
    603-646-9197
    ronlasky@aol.com
    Categories 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10-14, 16, 17, 20, 24, 25


    Marilyn C. Lawrence 
    Conformance Technologies, Inc.
    4290 Old William Penn Hwy.
    Upper Level
    Monroeville, PA 15146-1661
    412-373-8969
    mclawrence@conformtech.com
    http://www.conformtech.com
    Categories 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 20, 25


    William S. Messina, Ph.D. 
    Data Sleuths
    2550 E River Road
    Apt #17101
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    602-321-0549
    datasleuth@yahoo.com
    Categories 12-14, 20


    Susan E. Mucha 
    Powell-Mucha Consulting, Inc.
    4500 Parade Willow Way
    El Paso, TX 79922-2235
    915-585-7285
    smucha@powell-muchaconsulting.com
    Categories 4


    Kathy S. Palumbo 
    PA&LS
    5 Homestead Drive
    Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
    949-713-7229
    kathyp@palsrvs.com
    http://www.amtechsolder.com
    Categories 2-8, 10-22, 24


    Stephen Pierce 
    SGP Ventures, Inc.
    1999 S. Bascom Ave.
    Suite 700
    Campbell, CA 95008-2205
    408-879-6224
    sgpierce@sgpventures.com
    http://www.sgpventures.com
    Categories 8, 13, 14, 16, 17, 24


    Ray Prasad 
    Ray Prasad Consultancy Group
    12945 SW Glen Oak Place
    Beaverton, OR 97007
    503-628-1199
    smtsolver@rayprasad.com
    http://www.rayprasad.com
    Categories 3, 5-7, 10-12, 16, 20, 24


    George Riley Ph.D. 

    505 Mill St Apt 372
    Worcester, MA 01602
    508-753-8765
    gariley@charter.net
    http://www.flipchips.com
    Categories 1, 9


    Vern Edward Solberg 
    Solberg Technical Consulting
    13840 Redwood Gulch Road
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    408-741-1231
    vernsolberg@att.net
    Categories 1, 2, 5


    Dr. Laura J. Turbini Ph.D. 

    60 Hope Ave.
    Apt. 319
    Waltham, MA 02453
    781-790-8159
    laura.turbini@yahoo.com
    Categories 3, 14, 16


    Kewal K. Verma Ph.D. 
    BCA International
    3910 Danli Lane
    Austin, TX 78749-4931
    512-773-1643
    kewal_verma@bcainternational.net
    Categories 1, 2, 4-8, 12-14, 16, 17, 20


    Steven Weeks 
    Soldering.Biz
    1801 D Street
    Suite 2
    Vancouver, WA 98663
    360-608-8015
    steven@soldering.biz
    http://www.soldering.biz
    Categories 16, 17, 19, 20


    Bob Willis 
    bobwillisonline.com
    2 Fourth Ave.
    Chelmsford
    Essex, AA CM1 4HA
    United Kingdom
    44-1245-351502
    bob@bobwillis.co.uk
    http://www.bobwillis.co.uk
    Categories 2, 5, 8, 12, 15, 16, 20


    Phil Zarrow 
    ITM Consulting
    1763 VP Lunn Drive
    Spring Hill, TN 37174
    931-451-7390
    phil_zarrow@itmconsulting.com
    http://www.itmconsulting.com
    Categories 1, 2, 4-8, 10-14, 16-18, 20, 24, 25