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Wisconsin SMTA Technology Expo- Attendees RSVP

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 09:00am
Location: Crowne Plaza- Airport 6401 South 13th Street Milwaukee, WI

Hello SMTA Members,

The WI SMTA Officer Team is in the process of setting up our 2020 Technology Expo. The date has been set for May 5th, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Airport in Milwaukee!   This is the same venue we have used for the past 7 years and we plan to make it bigger and better.    We will open the exhibition at 9:00 AM and continue to 3:30 PM. 

We are in the process of finalizing our Technical Speakers.  We plan to have 2-3 Technical Speakers presenting on interesting and engaging topics that relate closely to our ever changing SMT world.   We hope the diversity of topics and speakers will add to attendee interest.    Due to sound issues in the past years, we decided to move the Technical Presentations to a room across the hall equipped with comfort and without distractions.   We do plan to expand the amount of exhibitors and offer hands on learning inside the hall.    More exciting details to come!

We appreciate the continued support of the WI SMTA Chapter and hope everyone will make time attend.   We will offer door prizes and raffles and lunch will be provided so please plan to stay to eat.   This year we are swithcing things up a bit as we celebrate with a Cinco de Mayo twist, offering a Networking Happy Hour towards the end of the Expo!    So many great changes in 2020, we hope to see you there!


Questions? Contact:
Jana Esselmann or Mike Krieter

WI SMTA 2020 Scholarships - Deadline April 17th

The SMTA WI Chapter is once again offering $1000 scholarship(s) for students pursuing a degree in an engineering/technical discipline.
Application Process and Eligibility:
This scholarship is available to students attending a University, College or Technical College who offers engineering/technical degrees (2 or 4 year degree). To qualify, eligible students must be either:
Local students (state of Wisconsin) majoring in a program of study related to the electronics industry, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The preferred courses of study are to be in electrical or mechanical engineering, engineering technology, or any technical related discipline. Majors outside these fields will also be given consideration based on the credentials of the applicant. The scholarship award has been established to encourage and aid students in pursuing careers in fields that are in, or are related to, the electronics industry.
Scholarships will be awarded and given directly to the financial aid departments of the selected student’s institutions, to be used to supplement the cost of their higher education. The number of awards and their amounts will be determined by the scholarship committee each year.

The awards will be presented to the winning student at the SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Vendor Day in Milwaukee on May 5, 2020. (Need not to be present)

To be considered for the award, the student will be required to submit the following:
  • An application
  • Major declared
  • A one-page description of their reason for choosing their course of study and why they should be considered to receive the award
  • A recent copy of their transcript
  • Advisor’s name and contact information
Download the Application Here
Applications for consideration must be received by April 17, 2020.
The scholarship committee will consider the following criteria in the selection process:

  • Well written essay
  • Course of study / academic credentials
  • Electronics and manufacturing interest / career goals
  • Community involvement
For more information and application submission contact/send to: 
Mike Gerner mobile: 720-441-7939

Please list SMTA Scholarship in the Subject Line of your e-mail.


WI SMTA Technology Expo- Exhibitors Registration Only

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 09:00am
Location: Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport

Happy New Year from the Wisconsin SMTA Chapter:
We are in the process of setting up our 2020 Technology Expo. The date has been set for May 5th at the Crowne Plaza Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This is the same venue we have used for the past 7 years. We will open the exhibition at 9:00 AM and continue to 3:30 PM.  Lunch will be provided. New this year, we will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Happy Hour in the afternoon.    

If you are interested in being an exhibitor at the WI SMTA Techology Expo please click the provided link to pay.   There are Member / Non-Member and Electric and Non- Electric options.

Feel free to contact me with any questions,
Jana Esselmann
(262) 305-0568


Booth selection

Questions? Contact:
Jana Esselmann

Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
May 5, 2020
WI SMTA Technology Expo- Exhibitors Registration Only Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Jana Esselmann 
May 5, 2020
Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza  
May 5, 2020
Wisconsin SMTA Technology Expo- Attendees RSVP Crowne Plaza- Airport 6401 South 13th Street Milwaukee, WI Jana Esselmann or Mike Krieter 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Michael Kreiter  (Rockwell Automation)

Vice President : Greg Kloiber  (Ducommun, Inc.)

Secretary : Jana D Esselmann  (Technimark)

Treasurer : Steve Stiller  (Electri-Rep)

VP of Technical Programs : Dan Schoenberg  (Johnson Controls)

VP of Membership : Josh Shane Casper  (Horizon Sales)

VP of Technology (Appointed) : Paul Wilson  (Rockwell Automation)

Board Liaison : Robert Kinyanjui (Deere & Company)

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Global Members of our Chapter

Collins Aerospace


Plexus Corp.

Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Creation Technologies, Inc.

Plexus Corp.

Corporate Members of our Chapter

Astronautics Corporation of America

Circuit Works Corporation

Collins Aerospace

DCA Manufacturing Corporation

Ellsworth Adhesives


J.W. Speaker

Johnson Controls

Kurtz Ersa, Inc.

Multicircuits Inc.

Part Analytics

Plexus Corp.

Pro-Active Engineering, Inc.

Rockwell Automation

TouchPad Electronics 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 Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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