Bronze Level Chapter of 2019

Capital (DC)

Washington, DC 

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Chapter News

February 20th Chapter Meeting at PACE was a SUCCESS!

Thank you to everyone who attended our first chapter meeting of 2020! We were lucky enough to have PACE Worldwide host and provide our attendees with a great demo after listening and learning from our presenter, Jason Fullerton of MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions. Jason presented on “Advances in Lead-Free Solder Technologies for High Reliability Applications” and just in case you missed it you can catch him again at the Philadelphia Chapter Meeting on March 12th, register here.

For the PDF of the presentation please click here.

October 10 Chapter Meeting Was a Success

The SMTA Capital Chapter hosted a Chapter Meeting on October 10th 2019 at The Test Connection Inc., Hunt Valley, MD.

Will Webb, Aster Technologies, presented "Enhanced Manufacturing Services 4.0" which was a very informative presentation. 
Download the slides here!

SMTA Capital Chapter Expo

Thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendeed for another successful Expo!
We appreciate your support and are already looking forward to next year, mark your calendars;
September 3, 2020! 

You can download the presentations from the following links:

The Role of SMT Inspection in Industry 4.0 Implementation
Speaker: Yan Manissadjian, Vi TECHNOLOGY

Jet Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges
Speaker: Ravi Parthasarathy, ZESTRON Corporation

The "Who…What…Why…and How of Cleaning"
Speaker: Debbie Carboni, KYZEN Corporation

Optimization of The Reflow Profile To Minimize Voiding
Speaker: MB Allen, KIC

- Your Capital Chapter Officer Team - 

Enjoy these photos from the event: 

Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
September 3, 2020
Capital Expo & Tech Forum Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab McKenna Hill 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Bert Horner  (The Test Connection, Inc.)

Vice President : Brian A. Costanzo  (Herrick Technology Labs)

Secretary/Treasurer : Fernando Rueda  (KYZEN Corporation)

VP of Membership (Appointed) : Bhanu Sood Ph.D.  (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

VP of Technical Programs : Karen Walters Ebner  (Raytheon Systems Company)

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Robert Berg  (L3HARRIS)

Events Chair (Appointed) : Katie Higgs  (NTS)

VP of Communications (Appointed) : Jessica Molloy  (ZESTRON Americas)

Board Liaison : Sal Sparacino (ZESTRON Corporation)

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Global Members of our Chapter

ZESTRON Americas

Global Participating Members of our Chapter

KYZEN Corporation


ZESTRON Americas

ZESTRON Corporation

Corporate Members of our Chapter



Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.


Cornet Technology

Emerson Machine Automation Solutions



PACE Worldwide

Powertrain Control Solutions

Simplimatic Automation

SMT North America, Inc.

The Test Connection, Inc.

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc.

ZESTRON Americas

Professional Members of our Chapter

Niche Electronics Technologies LLC.

SMTA Global Members

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

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