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2019 SMTA Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 08:00 am
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place Minneapolis, MN 55416

 
 
Upper Midwest 
Expo & Tech Forum
Your local electronics assembly and manufacturing trade show!
 
June 27th, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place
Minneapolis, MN 55416
 

 

 

 
Plan Now to Join us at the 
SMTA Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum!
 
- 3 Great Technical Presentations
- FREE Lunch
- Networking with Exhibitors
 
 
ALL FREE but you must RSVP to reserve your spot!
 
 

 

 

Technical Program & Schedule
 
8:00 am:
Registration Opens
9:00am:
Expo Opens
9:00am-10:00am:
Speaker 1 TBD
11:00am-12:00pm:
Speaker 2 TBD
12:00pm:
Complimentary Lunch
1:30pm-2:30pm:
Speaker 3 TBD
2:30pm:
Awards, Door Prize Drawing, & Announcements
3:00pm:
Expo Closes
 

 

 
 

 
Any Questions?
Please contact 
Hannah Terhark
SMTA Expo Manager
952-920-7682
 
We Look Forward to 
Seeing you in June!
 
 
The SMTA Upper Midwest Chapter

 

 

 


Questions? Contact:
Hannah Terhark
hannah@smta.org





May 30th: SMTA Upper Midwest Chapter presents “What Worked Yesterday Won’t Work Tomorrow” At John Deere Electronic Solutions – Fargo, ND

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 11:30 AM
Location: John Deere Electronic Solutions, Fargo, ND


Upper Mid-west Chapter is hosting a “You Drive, We Buy” event for the following topic:

“What Worked Yesterday Won’t Work Tomorrow”
Speaker: James A. Springer – Manager, Quality, Product Environmental and Safety Compliance – John Deere Electronic Solutions
 
Presentation Overview: 
Join many of your colleagues to hear tales from yesterday that worked, some that didn’t and some of the big changes over the years in technology and why what worked then won’t work now, or will it. From wave solder machines with foam fluxers, bottom only preheat into thin air and a wave that kind-a rolled as the assembled board pushed through the molten solder to wave solder machines where every parameter is controlled to very tight tolerances, the process has advanced but the principles remain the same. Many Engineers have overcome new manufacturing needs with various on the fly DOE’s, trial and error efforts, and other tricks to do new things. That may have worked in the past but will not today. The need for process control, Gage R&R’s and use of six sigma tools have never been more important. Join us for some history, present day knowledge and one leader’s opinion of where the future may go and why he believes the best days of technology are still to come. 
 
Date:     Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Cost:      FREE for Members / $20 Non-members (make checks payable to SMTA)
                        (Also FREE for non-members who become a Member at the Event!!)
 
Time/Agenda:
  • 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Registration
  • 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Presentation
  • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Q&A / Tour
 
Lunch will be provided by the SMTA Upper Midwest Chapter.
 
RSVP by May 27th to guarantee a spot for this session.
 
Address/Directions to John Deere Electronic Solutions:
John Deere Electronic Solutions
1441 44th St. NW
Fargo, ND 58102


James Springer Biography: 
 
Manager, Quality, Product Environmental and Safety Compliance
John Deere Electronic Solutions 
 
Education: 
1979 – Electronics Technology, Hesston Jr. College
1980 – General Studies, Goshen College
1986 – Computer Programming and Operations, Control Data Institute
 
Career Highlights:
2010   John Deere Electronic Solutions
           Manager, Quality, Product Environmental and Safety Compliance
2006   John Deere Electronic Solutions
           Quality Assurance Manager
2002   John Deere Electronic Solutions
           Manager, Advanced Technology
1999   Phoenix International - Springfield
           Operations Manager
1999   Phoenix International - Springfield
           Manager Advanced Technology
1999   Phoenix International
           Manager Manufacturing Engineering
            
Career Highlights:
           Installing first automated SMT line in Kansas City area - 1985
           Innovation Award Nomination and Patent for Heatsink Attachment to PCB
           Starting the MS-Lab – 2002

Payment Instructions:
Make checks payable to SMTA.



Questions? Contact:
Brian Peterson
bpeterson@allflexinc.com





SMTA Golf Outing

Friday, August 9, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Location: The Wilds Golf Club – Prior Lake, MN

Payment Instructions:
Contact Erik Stromberg for payment.

Questions? Contact:
Erik Stromberg
612-803-2619
estromberg@e-tronix.com





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
May 30, 2019
11:30 AM
May 30th: SMTA Upper Midwest Chapter presents “What Worked Yesterday Won’t Work Tomorrow” At John Deere Electronic Solutions – Fargo, ND John Deere Electronic Solutions, Fargo, ND Brian Peterson 

bpeterson@allflexinc.com
June 27, 2019
08:00 am
2019 SMTA Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place Minneapolis, MN 55416 Hannah Terhark 

hannah@smta.org
June 27, 2019
Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place Hannah Terhark 
August 9, 2019
11:00 AM
SMTA Golf Outing The Wilds Golf Club – Prior Lake, MN Erik Stromberg 
612-803-2619
estromberg@e-tronix.com


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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 (John Deere Electronic Solutions, Inc.)

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Creation Technologies Inc.

ITW EAE

NEO Technology Solutions



Corporate Members of our Chapter

AbelConn, LLC

All Flex Flexible Circuits

Altron, Inc.

Analog Technologies Corporation

Appareo

ASC International

Benchmark Electronics, MN Division

Bergquist Company, a Henekel Company

BTW Inc.

Circuit Check Inc.

Conductive Containers, Inc.

CyberOptics Corporation

Daktronics, Inc.

Dimation

EI Microcircuits, Inc.

Electronic Systems, Inc.

Fluke Corporation

Great Lakes Engineering

IBL Technologies

Itron, Inc.

John Deere Electronic Solutions, Inc.

KeyTronicEMS

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

E-tronix

Infinite Graphics, Inc.

Rapid Interface



SMTA Global Members

Amazon Amazon Lab126 Celestica, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone 952.920.7682
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