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Postponed - "Inspection Round-table"

The event is postponed due to local health concerns regarding COVID-19. We have decided to re-schedule the event to a later date. We will keep you posted with the details in near future.

We did not come to this decision lightly. However, the SMTA OH Chapter a prioritizes health and safety above all else.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your continued support.

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Encapsulates and Coatings Technical Meeting

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 09:00 am
Location: Lorain County Community College (DEC 132 A/B - 151 Innovation Dr, Elyria, OH 44035)

Building: Desich Entrepreneurship Innovation Center
Room: DEC 132 A/B
Date: Wednesday, November 6th 2019


Proposed Schedule:
- 9:00 am - 9:30 am      Registration Check-in
- 9:30 am - 10:30 am    Mike Skinner of Dow : General Overview of Tech. in Coatings
- 10:30 am - 11:30 am  Jeff Bowin of Henkel:  Low Pressure over mold
- 11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Lunch
- 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm   Jim Stockhausen of ELANTAS PDG Inc: Trends and Developments in Electronic Protection Materials
- 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm     Johnny Vanderford : MEMS Programs and Updates
- 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm     Facility Tour: LCCC Electronic Assembly Manufacturing Center (Sneak Peak)

Hotels and Accomodations:
- Homewood Suites by Hilton on RT 254, just call reservation and mention you are visiting LCCC. 
- The Hampton Inn & Suites by the old Midway Mall is a sister property of the Homewood Suites so they may offer extended pricing for LCCC involved travelers.  Mention -LCCC they should receive our rate or if they are a public organization a government rate may be available. 
- A more ‘active’ area the DoubleTree by Hilton in Westlake provides good rates we work with Kim Barker and she can be reached at kim.barker@hilton.com or 440-617-2361. 
- Stocker Center uses the Country Inn & Suites (Griswold Rd) for performers and they can be reached at cx_elyr@contryinn.com or 440-324-0099.

Payment Instructions:
SMTA Members: $35 Students and Retirees: $20 Non-Members: $55 (In advance via Paypal or at the door credit, check or cash)

Questions? Contact:
Matthew Tringhese

Ohio Expo & Tech Forum

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 8:00 AM
Location: Holiday Inn Cleveland/Strongsville

Be our guest at the SMTA Ohio Valley Expo and Tech Forum to explore what is new in electronic assembly and network with with industry peers.

Meet with Contract Manufactuers, Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers and Local Representatives that support the electronic assembly industry.

8:00 AM -  Registration and SYP Breakfast Briefing - Managing Your Brand with Tim McArthur, Delta Systems, Inc and Bill Timms, SMT Capital, LLC
9:00 AM -  Show floor opens and 1st Tech Presentation: AI Enhnace Qualify for Electroinc Assembly Operations by Greg Vance, Rockwell Autoamtion
11:30 AM - Complimentary Lunch and Networking
2:30 PM -  Show floor closes and 2nd Tech Presentation: A Practical Approach of Process Validation in Electronics Assembly by Alfred Macha, AMT Partners

There will also be a solder competition going all day on the show floor in collaboration with the Lorain Country Community College Micro-Electromechanical Systems Program.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: Kimco, europlacer and Aligned Solutions!

RSVP that your will attend at: https://www.smta.org/expos/attendee_reg.cfm

More information can be found at the expo homepage: https://www.smta.org/expos/#ohio

Questions? Contact:
Courtney Kalb
(952) 920-7682

4th Annual SMTA Member Appreciation Golf Outing

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 9:00 AM
Location: Raintree Golf & Event Center, Uniontown, Ohio

The SMTA Ohio Valley Chapter is pleased to invite you to participate in our “4th Annual Member Appreciation Golf Outing”.  Golf format is a four person scramble with team prizes and skill awards.  Skins challenge $5.00 per player ($20.00 team).

Participation is absolutely “FREE” for SMTA Members and Sponsors.  Included are green fees, golf cart, practice range, sleeve of golf balls, Continental Breakfast, lunch at the turn and a Prime Rib dinner.

Winning team prizes, Skill Challenge prizes and Team Skins awards will follow dinner.

Hotel: Cambria Hotel & Suites in Uniontown, OH. 
Room cost is $109.00 a night for the night of June 10th.  For those wishing to stay an additional night , the price will be the same.  To make reservations, contact Cambria Hotel at the number below and mention Ohio Valley SMTA Chapter. 
Hotel information:
Cambria Hotel & Suites
1787 Thorne Drive
Uniontown, OH  44685

Enjoy networking with fellow SMTA members and vendors in a relaxing, fun atmosphere.
“Bring a guest.”  Guest golfer - not a SMTA Member: $50.00

Not a golfer, no problem. Join us for the day, enjoy riding around the course visiting with the golfers and dinner afterwards.

You may organize your own four-some or we will pair you up.  When registering please use the company field
(after listing your company) to enter the names of players you wish to play with.


Payment Instructions:
Participation is absolutely “FREE” for SMTA Members and Sponsors. Included are green fees, golf cart, practice range, sleeve of golf balls, Continental Breakfast, lunch at the turn and a Prime Rib dinner.

Questions? Contact:
Ernie Woyma

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Ohio Valley Newsletters

February 2018 Meeting Notice - Solder Roundtable South
April/May 2017 Newsletter - Lean Lite with Jim Hall Facility tour at RBB
April 2016 Newsletter - Rockwell and Jason Keeping (Conformal Coating)
August 2015 Newsletter - UDRI and Tabtronics
April 2015 Newsletter - Lincoln Electric
January 2015 Rollout Newsletter

Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
June 16, 2020
8:00 AM
5th Annual Member Appreciation Golf Outing Raintree Country Club Ernie Woyma 
(440) 725-3-61
August 5, 2020
Ohio Expo & Tech Forum Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside Courtney Kalb 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Timothy S. Banner  (Crown Equipment Corporation)

Vice President : Matt Tringhese  (Libra Industries, Inc.)

Secretary : Clayton Carr  (Lincoln Electric)

Treasurer : Tim McArthur  (Delta Systems Inc.)

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Ernest M. Woyma Jr.  (Ohio Valley SMTA Chapter)

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Nicholas Papp  (BarTron, Inc.)

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Brett Crane  (Valtronic USA)

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Jeff Waterman  (Libra Industries, Inc. - Retired)

VP of Membership - Northern Ohio : William Timms III  (SMT Capital, LLC)

VP of Membership - Southern Ohio : David Anthony Smith  (Horizon Sales)

Newsletter Editor (Appointed) : Steven Michael Sekanina  (Isola Group)

Website Chair (Appointed) : Shantanu Mangesh Joshi 29119  (KOKI Solder America Inc.)

Communications Manager (Appointed) : Sarah Grimm  (Invacare)

Young Professional Lead (Appointed) : Kay Parker  (Indium Corporation)

Board Liaison : Gregory Vance (Rockwell Automation)

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Global Members of our Chapter

Metallic Resources, Inc.

Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Metallic Resources, Inc.


VEXOS - LaGrange

Corporate Members of our Chapter

Altronic, LLC (A Member of the Hoerbiger Group)

CO-AX Technology, Inc.

Crown Equipment Corporation

Dynalab, Inc.

Electronic Assembly Products


Isola Group

Kimco Distributing

Libra Industries, Inc.

Metallic Resources, Inc.

Qualtech Technologies, Inc.

RBB Systems

Rockwell Automation

SMART Microsystems

Smart Sonic

Spectra-Tech Manufacturing Inc

Superior Flux & Manufacturing

Techtron Systems Inc.

Transforming Technologies

Valtronic Technologies (USA) Inc.

Yxlon International

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 MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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