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SMTA-CT Tech Talk and Tour of MPI (4.20.17)

We are pleased to announce the first Technical Meeting of 2017 will be held on Thursday, April 20th at Microboard Processing Inc. (MPI) in Seymour CT. 

EVENT:  Tech Talk and Tour of MPI
4:00-4:15  Welcome and light refreshments
4:15-5:00  Technical Presentation by Leigh Gesick, Director of Inventec Performance Chemicals
     "Defluxing No Clean Assemblies in Vapor Phase Systems"
5:00-5:30   Facility tour of Microboard Processing Inc (MPI)     

DATE:  Thursday, 4/20/17

TIME:   4:00pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION:  MPI, 36 Cogwheel Ln, Seymour CT  06483

ADMISSION:  $25 SMTA Members / $35 Non-Members

SPECIAL NOTATIONS:  MPI is an ITAR Restricted facility.

This talk will review several case studies on solvent chemistries, vapor degreasing systems and cost analysis for defluxing assemblies.  In the 1990s, vapor phase defluxing systems were replaced with aqueous technology due to environmental and health concerns regarding the use of solvents.  Today, with SMT assembly miniaturization creating stand-off heights less than 2 mils, aqueous technology at times is not adequate to clean these assemblies.  With the formulation of solvent chemistries that are both effective and environmentally friendly, vapor phase cleaning is able to offer a cost effective alternative to aqueous solutions when they fall short.

To RSVP, please click here, or copy and paste this address into your browser.

Space is limited so reserve your space early!   For more information, contact David Reitz at or 860 526-8300.

SMTA Members of Distinction Awards - Nominations Open

SMTA has recognized exceptional Individual and Corporate Members for their immeasurable contributions to the Association since 1994.  Please join us to show our appreciation for SMTA members dedicated to preserving the traditions of the association and maintaining the high standards of professionalism in the industry.  We invite you to take a few minutes to nominate individual or coporate members for one of the prestigious SMTA awards to be presented at the SMTA International Conference.  

See the attached for additional details and for a listing of 2016 Recipients. 

Nominations can be submitted online at  The nomination deadline is May 30, 2017.

We are busy scheduling a full calendar of 2017 activities for the Connecticut chapter and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.  To stay informed, please be sure to follow us on social media.





Your 2017 Chapter Leaders

2017 New England Expo and Technical Forum

2017 New England Expo and Technical Forum

November 16, 2017

Location: DCU Center
50 Foster St. 
Worcester, MA 01608

Show Hours: 9am-4pm
Forum Hours: TBD

We are VERY excited to announce the huge success of our Inaugural New England Expo and Technical Forum.  We are already in planning on the 2017 event.

We are adding more vendors, raffles and a live smt line demo in the Showcase Corner.  Stay tuned for more specific details on that,

Cost to Exhibit:
SMTA Corporate Members:
Early (Before 9/1/17) $450.00
Late (9/1/17 and after) $550.00

Non-Corporate Members:
Early (Before 9/1/17) $550.00
Late (9/1/17 and after) $650.00

2017 New England Expo Registration

Suggested Hotel:

  • Hilton Garden Inn (directly across from the DCU Center)
  • Awaiting the contract for a link to a reservation site, rate will be $141 +tax for night of 11/15 and 11/16.
Setup times are 11/15/2017 from 2pm to 8pm and 11/16/2017 from 6am to 9am.
Breakdown times are 11/16/2017 from 4pm to 8pm.

Assistance will be available for incoming freight, setup, breakdown and outgoing freight if necessary,  Let us know if you need assistance. THIS IS HANDLED THROUGH SER DIRECTLY.

If interested in Sponsoring any portion of this event, please let us know!!!  There are many opportunities such as coffee, wi-fi, lanyards, bags, giveaways, logos on the carpet and more.



All booths are 10'x10'.  All spaces come with 1 6' draped table and 2 chairs.  Attendee list will be emailed 1 week after show is complete.  All spaces will be assigned once we are sold out.  If there is another exhibitor you want to be next to please let us know when you sign up.

All electricity and air needs are handled directly with the DCU Center.

Technical Sessions:

Registered Exhibitors:

Pace Worldwide


Chapter Calendar of Events
Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
November 3, 2016
9:00 am
2016 New England Expo & Technical Forum DCU Center Worcester, MA 2039531276   Mark Siems

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Sabrina Beck  (Altek Electronics)
Phone : 860-496-3282
Email :

Vice President : David Reitz  (INVENTEC Peformance Chemicals USA)
Phone : 860-526-8300
Email :

Secretary : Eric Jarvis Soderberg  (Whelen Engineering)
Phone : 860-718-2329
Email :

Treasurer : Mark M. Siems  (Mil-Aero Solutions)
Phone : 631-648-9000
Email :

VP of Membership & Communication : Jenny Hopewell  (HOPEWELL Companies, LLC)
Phone : 617-970-5957
Email :

Board Liaison : Richard Coyle (Nokia)
Phone Contact : 908-582-8062
Email Address :

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Global Members of our Chapter


Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Micro Systems Technologies, Inc.

NCAB Group USA, Inc.

Corporate Members of our Chapter

AB Electronics Inc

Altek Electronics

Argo Transdata

Ascentech LLC

Carlton Industries Corporation

INVENTEC Performance Chemicals USA

MacDermid, Inc.

Master Bond Inc.

MicroCare Corporation

Mirtec Corporation


Scott Electrokrafts, Inc.

Vision Engineering

Professional Members of our Chapter



SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO ITW EAE Jabil Circuit Sdn. Bhd. Keysight Technologies KYZEN Sdn. Bhd. Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG Microsoft Corporation NCAB Group USA NEO Technology Solutions Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems Vexos ZESTRON Americas

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