Empire (Rochester, NY)

Rochester, NY 

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EXPO 2019 Success! Thanks to you!!!

The SMTA Empire Expo and Tech forum event held at the Holiday Inn Liverpool, NY on Tuesday April 9 was a resounding success!  Special guest speakers Doug Pauls and Dave Hillman drew a room capacity crowd for all 4 of their talks.  People requesting copies of these presentations have already been emailed a download link to access these.  If anyone else would like a copy, please request this by contacting us by email at smta.empire@gmail.com.

We would like to recognize the following individuals who won door prizes:

Prize 1:  $50 Value Amazon Gift Card to Dan Seck, Lockheed Martin

Prize 2:  1 Year New or Renewed SMTA Empire Chapter Membership to Adam Schneider, EMCom Inc.

Prize 3:  SMTA Logo Embroidered Columbia Black Fleece to Eric Bromley, Kyzen Corporation

Furthermore, we are so grateful to all who supported our first ever 50/50 raffle with our proceeds of $178 being donated to the Syracuse based Upstate Foundation's "Upstate Fights Student Hunger Fund".  The balance of this jackpot was won by James Pinto, Harris Corporation.

Pictured from left to right are Joe Wesley (SMTA Empire Chapter Technical Advisor), Terry Shenfeld (Upstate Foundation Director), and Jeff Schake (SMTA Empire Chapter President)

And finally special thanks to all of the great exhibitors who supported us:
AIM Solder
American Standard Circuits
AVID Associates
Bluering Stencil
CIREXX International
Creative Electron
Indium Corp.
JT Technologies
Kulicke & Soffa Industries
Kurtz ERSA
Performance Technologies Group
SEHO North America
Seica Inc.
Universal Instruments
Vision Engineering
W.J. Murphy Associates
Waveroom Plus
Yamaha / Trans-Tec America

Our Chapter Leaders

President : Jeff Schake  (ASM Assembly Systems)

Vice President : Bob Drozdowski  (Advance Circuit Technology, Inc.)

Secretary : Drew Ake  (Harris Corporation)

Treasurer : Andrew C. Davis  (SennTec Sales Corp.)

VP of Membership : Tom Rovere  (Lockheed Martin)

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Joseph R Wesley Jr  (Promark Electronics Inc)

VP of Young Professionals (Appointed) : Meagan Sloan  (Indium Corporation)

Board Liaison : Martin Anselm (Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT))

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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

Comtech PST

i3 Electronics, Inc.

Indium Corporation

Lockheed Martin

MPL Inc.


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)


Trenton Technology Inc.

Universal Instruments Corporation

Professional Members of our Chapter


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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