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SMTA Indiana's Final 2019 Symposium

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 09:30 AM
Location: 8225 E 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46216

SMTA Indiana's Final 2019 Symposium

Our final symposium of 2019 takes place on November 19th, 2019 at Indesign Product Engineering and Development LLC. The purpose of this symposium is to delve into topics related to DFM for PCBs. The symposium will cover topics:

  1. DFM in PCB prototyping - by Michael Kidd - Mike is a PCB designer with over 30 years’ experience in new product development as a Senior Electrical Designer at Indesign and as a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Labs.  He has experience in multi-layer, double-sided, single-sided, blind and buried via printed circuit board technologies, as well as carbon inks, silver inks, flex circuits and surface mount technologies (Fine-pitch, BGAs).  Mike also has experience with Cadence Allegro, OrCAD CIS and Mentor Graphics systems.  He has designed PCBs for manufacture in many factories around the world and is well-versed in DFM and DFT.  He is the team leader for Indesign’s ECAD group and serves at as the Engineering Services manager at Indesign.  He has an A.S. degree in Industrial Drafting from Vincennes University.  Mike is a Certified Interconnect Designer – CID.
  2. Low Temperature Solder: Developing a Mixed Alloy for property fusion - by Claire Hotvedt - Claire Hotvedt is a Product Development Specialist for the PCB Assembly business unit based at Indium Corporation Headquarters in Clinton, NY. She is responsible for facilitating the transition of new solder paste products from developmental stages into fully launched and marketable solutions. Claire al¬¬so oversees product characterization and creation of marketing material to assist the sales team.
    Prior to joining Indium Corporation in 2018, Hotvedt held two engineering positions one at Orthogonal, Inc. and one at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  3.  Lean Six Sigma in relation to Continuous Improvement - by  Tom Watson - Tom is the Continuous Improvement Manager at the Kimball Electronics Jasper, Indiana facility. Kimball Electronics is a leading contract manufacturer of durable goods electronics serving a variety of industries on a global scale.Tom will be speaking about how Kimball Electronics uses Lean Six Sigma to drive productivity improvements throughout the company. Tom has a Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College and an MBA from Regis University. Tom is a Certified Master Black Belt.Tom is also the Chair of the Evansville-Owensboro Chapter of ASQ and holds the ASQ Certified Quality Engineer Certification.

In addition, we will get a chance to tour Indesign's Indianapolis facility. See our itinerary below:
Symposium Itinery
Time Subject Speaker
10:00 AM – 10:05 AM Chapter Welcome Mike Young
10:05 AM – 10:30 AM InDesign Welcome Ron Kern
10:30 AM – 11:10 AM DFM in PCB prototyping Michael Kidd
(Indesign LLC)
11:10 AM – 11:20 AM Break
11:20 AM – 12:00 PM Durafuse LT: Developing a mixed alloy process for property fusion Claire Hotvedt
(Indium Corporation)
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM Lunch
12:40 PM – 1:20 PM Lean Six Sigma in relation to Continuous Improvement Tom Watson
(Kimball Electronics)
1:20 PM – 1:30 PM Break
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Indesign Facility Tour

To RSVP please click here or copy the link below into your browser. Once you have RSVPed you will be redirected to PayPal. Once at PayPal you can use your personal PayPal account or pay via credit card as a guest.  Please see the table below for the cost of attendance.

Cost of attendance and payment
Before November 17, 2019 Early Registration
Members $20.00
Non-members $30.00
After November 18, 2019 Late Registration
Members $25.00
Non-members $35.00

Please RSVP first and once you have done so you will be redirected to PayPal.

Company Location

Indesign is located on the NE side of Indianapolis at 8225 East 56 Street. See map below



Payment Instructions:
Use the PayPal button below to pay for attendance in advance once you have RSVPed. You can pay using your own PayPal account or as a guest once you are at the PayPal page.

Symposium Registration

Questions? Contact:
Alister McLeod

Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
November 19, 2019
09:30 AM
SMTA Indiana's Final 2019 Symposium 8225 E 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46216 Alister McLeod 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Mike Young  (Aligned Solutions, Inc)

Vice President : John Janesheski  (MicroScreen, LLC.)

Secretary : Alister Alleyne McLeod Ph.D.  (Indiana State University)

VP of Membership : Justin Roehm  (Samtec)

Event Planner (Appointed) : William Dean May  (Self)

Expo Planner (Appointed) : Matt Bonweg  (Bartron, Inc.)

Board Liaison : Tim Jensen (Indium Corporation)

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Global Members of our Chapter


Specialty Coating Systems, Inc.

Global Participating Members of our Chapter



Specialty Coating Systems, Inc.

Corporate Members of our Chapter

American Technology Components Inc.

CAMtek, Inc.

Foresite, Inc.


Kimball Electronics Inc.

MicroScreen, LLC

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, (NSWC Crane)

PACE Worldwide

Rogers Electro-Matics


Specialty Coating Systems, Inc.

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Juniper Networks Keysight Technologies KYZEN Corporation L3HARRIS Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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