Empire (Rochester, NY)

Rochester, NY 

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RIT Technical Meeting Sponsored By EMPIRE Chapter

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 5:00 PM
Location: RIT Campus, Louise Slaughter Hall, Room # TBA

This event is intended to familiarize RIT students and community with the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA).  The featured guest speakers will present technical discussions describing achievements leading to improve the knowledge base concerning mass electronic component assembly operations.  RIT offers degree education curricula, co-ops, and workforce development programs specifically tailored to this substantial electronic packaging and assembly industry.  RIT have provided loyal support to the SMTA organization for many years.  A SMTA chartered RIT Student Chapter has also been established.

ALL students and community industry professionals are welcome to join us.

This event is FREE to attend!

Refreshments will be provided courtesy SMTA Empire Chapter.

Speaker Lineup:*
1.  Martin Anselm, Ph.D. - RIT Assistant Professor, Director - CEMA
2.  Prithvi Kotian - RIT Student, Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration
3.  Michael McLaughlin - RIT Alumni, SpaceX

Following the technical presentations an optional guided tour of the CEMA (Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly) Lab will be offered.

*Discussion topic descriptions will be added to this event notice and posted on the chapter web page at https://www.smta.org/chapters/chapters_detail.cfm?chapter_id=26.  Check in periodically for updates.

Questions? Contact:
Jeff Schake


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 09:00am
Location: Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool (I-90 Exit 37)


IPC Hall of Famers Dave Hillman and Doug Pauls from Rockwell Collins will be the featured speakers at our 2019 EMPIRE Expo Event!  Their electronics assembly topics of wisdom include:                                                                        
  • BGA Solder Joints
  • Bottom Terminated Components
  • Voids
  • Mixed Lead Free and Tin Lead Soldering
  • New Cleanliness Standards, J-STD-001 Requirements 

Stay tuned to the SMTA Empire Chapter website for posted updates regarding this event!

Questions? Contact:
Jeff Schake

Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
November 29, 2018
5:00 PM
RIT Technical Meeting Sponsored By EMPIRE Chapter RIT Campus, Louise Slaughter Hall, Room # TBA Jeff Schake 
April 9, 2019
Empire Expo & Tech Forum Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool Hannah Terhark 
April 9, 2019
SMTA EMPIRE Chapter EXPO 2019 Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool (I-90 Exit 37) Jeff Schake 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Jeff Schake  (ASM Assembly Systems)
Phone : 607-222-6154

Vice President : Bob Drozdowski  (Advance Circuit Technology, Inc.)
Phone : 585-738-0697

Secretary : Drew Ake  (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 585-242-4469

Treasurer : Andrew C. Davis  (SennTec Sales Corp.)
Phone : 585-385-9461

VP of Membership : Tom Rovere  (Lockheed Martin)
Phone : 607-751-4469

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Joseph R Wesley Jr  (Promark Electronics Inc)
Phone : 585-746-2977

Board Liaison : Martin Anselm (Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT))
Phone Contact : 585-475-2005

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation

Corporate Members of our Chapter

Advance Circuit Technology, Inc.

Ansen Corporation

Applied Technical Services

i3 Electronics, Inc.

Indium Corporation

Lockheed Martin

MPL Inc.


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)


Trenton Technology Inc.

Universal Instruments Corporation

YINCAE Advanced Materials, LLC

Professional Members of our Chapter


SMTA Global Members

Amazon Amazon Lab126 Celestica, Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NCAB Group USA, Inc. NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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

Phone 952.920.7682
Fax 952.926.1819