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May Technical Meeting

 Hi everyone , I hope everyone is doing well.
We are getting a late start on promoting our technical meeting. If you can please help by getting the word out and letting everyone know about the meeting.

Date: May 11. 2017

Time: 5:30-6:00 PM Sign in and meet and greet

6:00 - 7:00 PM  Presentation

7:00 -7:30 PM Questions

Location: Jabil Circuit 10560 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, FL


For this meeting Mary Alice Gill, an engineer with Jabil Circuit will be presenting the topic of "Printed Electronics". Mary Alice presented this topic at the APEX show this year. Mary Alice currently works in the Advanced Manufacturing Services engineering group that is developing the printed electronics processes within Jabil.

As always we will be having food and beverages before the start of the meeting.

Please RSVP at the link below. This needs to be done or you cannot get into the Jabil building due to security policy.

RSVP Link: smta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm

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February Technical Meeting

I hope everyone has recovered from the holiday season and is ready to kick off 2017 with a great topic and speaker. 

Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Please note this is a NEW Location

GE Aviation 

14200 Roosevelt Blvd

Clearwater, Fl 33762

Please note that due to the specific requyirements of this facility, ONLY those who are a citizen or posses a green card will be able to attend.  When providing your RSVP, please provide the following information:

  1. First-M- Last name
  2. US citizen - or Proof of Residency or green card
  3. Company employed
Our Presentor:

Dan Tang

President of Global Electronics Testing Services which is an independent test lab specializing in component authentication and electrical testing, head quarter in Odessa FL   I was a production manager for Vishay Electronics for 15 years specializing in MLCC product. I worked very closely within the automotive and medical industries while employed at Vishay. Over the past 10 years I have been heavily involved in the electronic components testing industries. I have worked with OEM, CM and Independent Distributors to mitigate their counterfeit issues by providing complete solutions from all levels in the supply chain. I am an avid traveler and has developed many close relationships in the electronic industries that has allowed me to recognize and witness the major issues that many companies are facing with counterfeit components. This has given me an edge and allows me to develop different process and test methodologies to combat the counterfeit issues.


Topics of  the presentation:


  • Counterfeits Trends
  • Source of Counterfeiting
  • Counterfeiting Process
  • Risk Mitigation Recommendation
Hope to see you all there.  Be sure to register in advance.


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Membership Appeal

Competition in electronics manufacturing is fierce, especially with many OEM’s choosing to produce their products outside the United States.  How does a company stay successful in this market?  A company keeping abreast of current manufacturing challenges and solutions finds themselves in a perfect position to succeed.  The ever changing manufacturing market has a very unique set of challenges.  Participating members of the SMTA find opportunities to excel in the market of electronics manufacturing by sharing valuable knowledge and experience.
The value of participation in a local chapter of the SMTA is immeasurable for an individual.  Beyond networking with leaders in the electronics manufacturing community, members have access to technical knowledge relevant to manufacturing that could take years to acquire on one’s own.  Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of local industry professionals often enables quick solutions to new challenges, unique perspectives for planning and execution in business development, and often skipping altogether, unforeseen issues that may arise in a new process.  And it goes without saying that the benefits to the individual pass right along to their employer.  Corporations gain from their employee’s knowledge and experiences.  
We’ve all participated in groups, clubs, or drives.  Participation in these groups leads to new relationships, business opportunities, learning something new, and a sense of giving back to the community.  The Tampa Bay SMTA is now accepting new members and volunteers.  Participation in the Tampa Bay SMTA Chapter provides immeasurable value to individuals and corporations.  Join now!  Know your local manufacturing community and start utilizing your resources today.

By: Jim Sharp
TestEquity LLC
Cell: 813.802.8263 Jim.Sharp@TestEquity.com

Patti Gander
Science and Technology Education Innovation Center
Cell: 813.486.1207

Chapter Calendar of Events
Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
December 8, 2016
Tampa Bay SMTA Quarterly Chapter Meeting Jabil 7278033429   Kelly Minton 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Kelly N. Minton  (Jabil Circuit, Inc.)
Phone : 727-803-3429
Email : Kelly_Minton@jabil.com

Vice President : Jim Sharp  (Photo Etch Technology)
Phone : 813-802-8263
Email : tincupjsharp@aol.com

Treasurer : Ronald S. Snyder  (GE Aviation Systems)
Phone : 727-532-6393
Email : ron.snyder@ge.com

VP of Membership (Appointed) : Axel Vargas  (ZESTRON Americas)
Phone : 787-432-8125
Email : a.vargas@zestronusa.com

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : MaryAlice Gill  (Jabil)
Phone : 727-803-3918
Email : maryalice_gill@jabil.com

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Marty L. London  (Lockheed Martin)
Phone : 813-854-7448
Email : marty.london@lmco.com

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Bobby J. Rooks  (TRAK Microwave)
Phone : 813-901-7250
Email : brooks@trak.com

VP Technical Programs (Appointed) : Arnold Reta  (Jabil Circuit, Inc.)
Phone : 727-803-3518
Email : arnold_reta@jabil.com

Membership Committee (Appointed) : Arlin Horsley  (Baja Bid LLC)
Phone : 813-992-2437
Email : arlin@bajabid.com

Acting Secretary : Alyssa A McKeown  (Robert McKeown Co. Inc.)
Phone : 727-599-3988
Email : a.mckeown@robertmckeown.com

Board Liaison : Eileen Hibbler (TEK Products)
Phone Contact : 321-355-8519
Email Address : ehibbler@tekproducts.com

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter



Corporate Members of our Chapter

America II Electronics

Bare Board Group

EEI Manufacturing Services

Electro-Comp Tape & Reel Services, LLC

Europlacer Americas'


Island SMT

Jabil Circuit, Inc.

Lockheed Martin

Robert McKeown Company Inc.

Rockwell Automation

SolderStar LLC


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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