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Membership Appeal

Competition in electronics manufacturing is fierce, especially with many OEM’s choosing to produce their products outside the United States.  How does a company stay successful in this market?  A company keeping abreast of current manufacturing challenges and solutions finds themselves in a perfect position to succeed.  The ever changing manufacturing market has a very unique set of challenges.  Participating members of the SMTA find opportunities to excel in the market of electronics manufacturing by sharing valuable knowledge and experience.

The value of participation in a local chapter of the SMTA is immeasurable for an individual.  Beyond networking with leaders in the electronics manufacturing community, members have access to technical knowledge relevant to manufacturing that could take years to acquire on one’s own.  Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of local industry professionals often enables quick solutions to new challenges, unique perspectives for planning and execution in business development, and often skipping altogether, unforeseen issues that may arise in a new process.  And it goes without saying that the benefits to the individual pass right along to their employer.  Corporations gain from their employee’s knowledge and experiences.  

We’ve all participated in groups, clubs, or drives.  Participation in these groups leads to new relationships, business opportunities, learning something new, and a sense of giving back to the community.  The Tampa Bay SMTA is now accepting new members and volunteers.  Participation in the Tampa Bay SMTA Chapter provides immeasurable value to individuals and corporations.  Join now!  Know your local manufacturing community and start utilizing your resources today.

By: Jim Sharp
Quantum Storage Systems
Cell: 813.802.8263 JimS@QuantumStorage.com

Bruce Misner
Advanced Technical Services
Cell: 727.418.0524


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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
November 17, 2020
Tampa Expo & Tech Forum University of South Florida Kristy Masloski 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Jim Sharp  (Quantum Storage Systems / Electronics Division)

Vice President : Jonathan Tomassetti  (ZESTRON Americas)

Secretary : Alyssa A McKeown  (Robert McKeown Company, Inc.)

Treasurer : Ronald S. Snyder  (GE Aviation Systems)

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Richard Brooks  (Jabil)

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Kelly N. Minton  (Jabil, Inc.)

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Marty L. London  (Lockheed Martin)

VP of Education : Bob J. Rooks  (Smiths Interconnect)

Membership Engagement Manager (Appointed) : Ryan Patrick Little  (R.S. Hughes Co., Inc)

Board Liaison : Gregory Vance (Rockwell Automation)

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter


Corporate Members of our Chapter

America II Electronics LLC

Bare Board Group

EEI Manufacturing Services

Europlacer Americas'

Jabil Circuit, Inc.

Lockheed Martin

Robert McKeown Company, Inc.

Robotas Technologies Ltd

SolderStar LLC

Sypris Electronics, LLC

Teligent Ems

Professional Members of our Chapter


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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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