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Chapter News

Todd King from EI Microcircuits Receives 25 Year SMTA Award

Todd King from EI Microcircuits received their 25-year Corporate Membership plaque from SMTA.

If you see someone from EI or Todd, please congratulate them on their membership tenure.


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Click on links to view these Upper Mid-West Chapter newsletters:

April 2014 Newsletter
May 2011 Newsletter

March/April 2011 Newsletter
February 2011 Newsletter
June 2010 Newsletter
May 2010 Newsletter
April 2010 Newsletter
July 2009 Newsletter - Golf edition
July 2008 Newsletter
June 2008 Newsletter
May 2008 Newsletter
Mike Carano presentation, Solderable Surface Finishes Overview and Recommendations
Dave Hillman presentation, How PCB Surface Finishes Impact Assembly Processes from an OEM Perspective
March 2008 Newsletter
November 2007 Newsletter
May 2007 Newsletter

Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
June 11, 2020
Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place Hannah Terhark 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Edward A. Knutson  (Dimation)

Vice President : Kris Meacham  (JW Sales)

Secretary : Holly Olsen  (Raven Industries)

Treasurer : Tara Dunn  (Omni PCB)

VP of Technical Programs : Brian Peterson  (All Flex Flexible Circuits)

VP of Membership : Adam Hook  (MetroSpec Technology)

VP Communications (Appointed) : Alex Zeitler  (NRI Electronics)

Golf Event Coordinator (Appointed) : Erik Stromberg  (E-tronix)

VP of Operations (Appointed) : Bob Breu  (Bosch Automotive Service Solutions)

Volunteer at Large (Appointed) : John P. Japs  (Tonka Electronics, Inc.)

Board Liaison : Robert Kinyanjui (Deere & Company)

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Collins Aerospace

Creation Technologies Inc.

Henkel Electronic Materials LLC


NEO Technology Solutions

UTC Aerospace Systems

Corporate Members of our Chapter

AbelConn, LLC

All Flex Flexible Circuits

Altron, Inc.

Analog Technologies Corporation


ASC International

Benchmark Electronics, MN Division

BTW Inc.

Burton Industries, Inc.

Circuit Check Inc.

Conductive Containers

CyberOptics Corporation

Daktronics, Inc.


EI Microcircuits, Inc.

Electronic Systems, Inc.

Great Lakes Engineering

Henkel US Operations Corp.

Itron, Inc.

John Deere Electronic Solutions, Inc.


Logic PD, Inc.

NRI Electronics

Production Automation Corporation

Raven Industries Inc.

RiverSide Electronics Ltd.

Seagate Technology

Sparton Onyx

V-TEK, Inc.

Versa Electronics

Professional Members of our Chapter


Infinite Graphics, Inc.

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Corporation L3HARRIS Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

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