Capital (DC)

Washington, DC 

Chapter News  |  Calendar  |  Chapter Leaders  |  Corporate Members
Expos  |  Job Resources  |  Educational Grant  |  Students Only

Chapter News

Jason Fullerton, MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions, to Present at SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting on February 20th

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 5:00 PM
Location: PACE Worldwide

 The SMTA Capital Chapter is excited to host a Chapter Meeting on February 20th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at PACE Worldwide in Elkridge, MD. Jason Fullerton, MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions, will be presenting “Advances in Lead-Free Solder Technologies for High Reliability Applications.”
This presentation will explore topics relating to lead-free alloy development, enhancements in solder paste performance, and processing differences between these alloys and typical SAC and tin-lead alloys.
In the age of environmental regulations that have driven the electronics industry to widely adopt tin-silver-copper (SAC) lead-free solders, high reliability applications continue to use legacy tin-lead solder alloys. However, evolving designs, service environments, and reliability requirements have driven development of new types of solder alloys. In addition, shrinking package sizes requiring increased power densities have created the need for high electrical reliability and low voiding from solder paste fluxes.
Jason Fullerton has been with MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions as a Customer Technical Support Engineer since 2013. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, MI. He has worked in manufacturing operations in the automotive, high-reliability, and commercial electronics industries since 1993, specializing in SMT and Wave Soldering process engineering. Jason is a member of the SMTA and served as an officer in the Philadelphia chapter from 2011 - 2014. He is also an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Reliability Engineer.
Jason has published and presented at a number of SMTA and IPC meetings and is recognized by the SMTA as a “Distinguished Speaker.” He is a participating member of the IPC J-STD-001 Task Group and received a Distinguished Committee Service Award for work related to development of changes to the ionic cleanliness requirements in J-STD-001G.
Don’t miss out on dinner and a facility tour prior to the presentation. Registration is $20 for members, $10 for students and $30 for non-members. Registration fee will be waived if you join the Capital Chapter during this event!
The evening is scheduled as follows:
5:00-6:00 PM Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:00-6:30 PM Facility Tour
6:30-7:30 PM Presentation
The SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting Location:
PACE Worldwide
6605 Selnick Dr. #C
Elkridge, MD 21075



Payment Instructions:
Cash at Door or PayPal

Registration Fee - 2020

Questions? Contact:
Jessica Molloy

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
February 20, 2020
5:00 PM
Jason Fullerton, MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions, to Present at SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting on February 20th PACE Worldwide Jessica Molloy 
September 3, 2020
Capital Expo & Tech Forum Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab Kristy Masloski 

Back to Top

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 Technical Programs : Karen Walters Ebner  (Raytheon Systems Company)

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

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)

Back to Top

Global Members of our Chapter

ZESTRON Americas

Global Participating Members of our Chapter

KYZEN Corporation


ZESTRON Americas

Corporate Members of our Chapter



Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.


Cornet Technology



Powertrain Control Solutions

Simplimatic Automation

The Test Connection, Inc.

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc.

ZESTRON Americas

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Corporation L3HARRIS Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC MacDermid Alpha Electronic 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

Back to Top
SMTA Headquarters
6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone +1 952.920.7682
Fax +1 952.926.1819