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SMTA Philadelphia Chapter Newsletter

Good Morning:

About two months ago we conducted a training event and one of the ‘students’ attending was a former member of the SMTA Philadelphia Chapter.
Long story short we discussed how over the years the meetings were of value to many of the members across multiple business disciplines and it was a shame the membership declined in the last year or so.
A quick investigation using the ‘net’ confirmed what was, is no longer.
Being curious we called the MN HQ and in short order confirmed the Philly Chapter was dormant.  Continuing to sniff the ‘net’ we found some names we recognized, contacted them and ask, with a bit of work and their input, could we rebuild the chapter.
So, this letter is being sent (electronically) to a big list of people and respective firms we found in an old mason jar under the back porch.
The intent is to determine:
  • If the e-mail data is correct and for the those found in error, to obtain appropriate corrections to solicit their interest to join.
  • If former members would be interested in joining the Philadelphia Chapter Version 2.0
  • If you would share with us your thoughts to offer new ideas for future meetings.
  • If you would review your 2020 calendar and convey to us which time of the workday might be acceptable for you to attend an off-site SMTA meeting, which day of the week is acceptable and ideas for meeting locations.
  • Obtain any and all ideas to not only start the chapter but to support it going forward.
Anyone interested in becoming a member can contact:
Ryan Braemer
Cell:  267-490-9627
Office:  215-538-9353
EPM –Electronic Production Materials, Inc.
Below is our SMTA Philadelphia Chapter Officers Reformation Team
Board Members Debbie Carboni
Karen Frericks
President  Anna Lifton
Vice President Charmaine Johnson
Secretary Linda Gotzon
Treasurer Fred Cox
VP of Technical Programs    
VP of Membership Ryan Braemer
Social Director    
VP of Operations    
Newsletter Editor/Webmaster    
VP of Communications    
We look forward to receipt of your response and recommendations.
SMTA Philadelphia Chapter

Our Chapter Leaders

Formation Committee : Anna Lifton  (MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions)

Formation Committee : Charmaine Johnson  (Nokia Bell Labs)

Formation Committee : Linda Gotzon  (Electro Tech Systems)

Formation Committee : Ryan Braemer  (Argo/Zeta Company)

Formation Committee : Fred Cox  (BlueRing Stencils)

Board Liaison : Debbie Carboni (KYZEN Corporation)

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Global Members of our Chapter

Nokia Bell Labs

Global Participating Members of our Chapter


KYZEN Corporation



Corporate Members of our Chapter

A. I. Technology Inc.

ACI Technologies, Inc.

Aegis Software

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Applicad Inc.

AVID Associates Inc.

BlueRing Stencils

Cumberland Electronics


Flexible Circuits, Inc.

FlexLink Systems, Inc.

Glenbrook Technologies Inc.

K&L Services Group Inc.

L-3 Harris

MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions


Nokia Bell Labs

Systems Innovation Engineering LLC

Zymet, Inc.

Professional Members of our Chapter

Electro Tech Systems

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Corporation L3HARRIS Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions 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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SMTA Headquarters
6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone +1 952.920.7682
Fax +1 952.926.1819