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SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 7:30 AM
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab

The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road,
Laurel, MD 20723, on Thursday, August 22nd

The SMTA Expo provides attendees with valuable technical information, as well as the chance to meet leading suppliers and other electronic professionals in your region while providing an intimate setting to network and gain knowledge about current advancements within the electronics world. This year we are pleased to host technical presentations by Vi TECHNOLOGIES, ZESTRON Corporation, KYZEN Corporation and KIC.
Please join us for this great networking and educational event. Registration opens at 7:30 AM and the first technical presentation will start at 8:30 AM. A complimentary lunch in included on the show floor and exhibits are open from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
7:30 AM                              Registration
8:30 – 9:15 AM                 Technical Presentation – Yan Manissadjian, Vi TECHNOLOGY (The Role of SMT Inspection in Industry 4.0 Implementation)
9:00 AM                             Exhibits Open
9:45 – 10:30 AM               Technical Presentation – Ravi Parthasarathy, ZESTRON Corporation (Jet Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges)
11:00 – 11:45 AM            Technical Presentation – Debbie Carboni, KYZEN (The “Who…What…Why…and How of Cleaning”)
12:00 – 1:00 PM               Complimentary Lunch and Door Prizes
1:30 – 2:15 PM                 Technical Presentation – MB Allen, KIC (Optimization of The Reflow Profile To Minimize Voiding)
2:45 PM                              Partner/Exhibitor Recognition and Bingo Door Prizes
3:00 PM                              Exhibits Close

To register online to attend or exhibit, please visit

Questions? Contact:
Hannah Terhark

Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
August 22, 2019
Capital Expo & Tech Forum Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab Hannah Terhark
(952) 920-7682 
August 22, 2019
7:30 AM
SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab Hannah Terhark 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Bert Horner  (The Test Connection, Inc.)

Vice President : Brian A. Costanzo  (DRS Signal Solutions)

Secretary/Treasurer : Fernando Rueda  (KYZEN Corporation)

VP of Technical Programs : Karen Walters Ebner  (Raytheon Systems Company)

Events Chair (Appointed) : Katie Higgs  (NTS)

VP of Communications (Appointed) : Jessica Molloy  (ZESTRON Americas)

Board Liaison : Sal Sparacino (ZESTRON Corporation)

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Global Members of our Chapter

ZESTRON Americas

Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Harris Corporation

KYZEN Corporation

ZESTRON Americas

Corporate Members of our Chapter


Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.


Cornet Technology

Department of Defense



Powertrain Control Solutions

Practical Technologies, Inc.

Simplimatic Automation

The Test Connection, Inc.

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc.

ZESTRON Americas

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Amazon Lab126 Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC 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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