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Milwaukee Brewers Game May 7th

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 06:40pm
Location: 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214

Wisconsin SMTA hosts an evening at Miller Park with the Milwaukee Brewers
Join WI SMTA Officers for the Brewers Game after the Expo on Tuesday May 7th!
The Milwaukee Brewers play the Washington Nationals at 6:40pm.
We have 30 tickets reserved.  
 Our ticket package is in Section 211.  Row 8-12. 
Price per ticket is $15.00.
Please sign up and pay to secure your ticket.   You must pay to secure your seat.   
Tickets will be handed out at the WI SMTA Expo on May 7th.

Please contact Jana Esselmann with questions.  262-305-0568

Payment Instructions:
Please pay to reserve your spot today!

Questions? Contact:
Jana Esselmann

2019 Wisconsin SMTA Expo

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 8:30am
Location: Crown Plaza Milwaukee Airport 6401 S. 13th Street Milwaukee, WI

Save the date and Join us! 
The 2019 Wisconsin SMTA Expo is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th at:

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
6401 S. 13th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Please RSVP today to reserve your spot!   This Expo will be the largest yet.   Come to see the vendors and stay to network with others in our industry!
50+ vendors, Lunch, Door Prizes, raffles, 2nd Annual Golf Outing sign up & more!
We plan to have 3 Technical speakers featuring Chrys Shea who will present:

“Accelerating the solder paste evaluation process”
We are excited to see everyone on May 7th.   The Expo is free of charge, but please RSVP today to let us know that you are attending!

Jana Esselmann

WI SMTA Secretary


Questions? Contact:
Jana Esselmann

2019 WI SMTA Scholarship


The SMTA WI Chapter is once again offering  $1000 scholarship(s) for students pursuing a degree in an engineering/technical discipline.
Application Process and Eligibility:
This scholarship is available to students attending a University, College or Technical College who offers engineering/technical degrees (2 or 4 year degree). To qualify, eligible students must be either:
Local students (state of Wisconsin) majoring in a program of study related to the electronics industry, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The preferred courses of study are to be in electrical or mechanical engineering, engineering technology, or any technical related discipline. Majors outside these fields will also be given consideration based on the credentials of the applicant. The scholarship award has been established to encourage and aid students in pursuing careers in fields that are in, or are related to, the electronics industry.
Scholarships will be awarded and given directly to the financial aid departments of the selected student’s institutions, to be used to supplement the cost of their higher education. The number of awards and their amounts will be determined by the scholarship committee each year.

The awards will be presented to the winning student at the SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Vendor Day in Milwaukee on May 7, 2019. (Need not to be present)

To be considered for the award, the student will be required to submit the following:
  • An application
  • Major declared
  • A one-page description of their reason for choosing their course of study and why they should be considered to receive the award
  • A recent copy of their transcript
  • Advisor’s name and contact information
Applications for consideration must be received by April 19, 2019.

The scholarship committee will consider the following criteria in the selection process:

  • Well written essay
  • Course of study / academic credentials
  • Electronics and manufacturing interest / career goals
  • Community involvement

For more information and application submission contact/send to:  Mike Gerner  mobile: 720-441-7939
Please list SMTA Scholarship in the Subject Line of your e-mail.

Coming Soon...The 2019 SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Expo is coming up on May 7, 2019!!!

Do you want to be a exhibitor this year?

Follow this link to download the Exhibitor Registration Form.

Email the filled out form to:
Steve Stiller (

Then return back to this page and make payment via Paypal with this link below:
Please Choose One Option

If you have any questions, please contact:
Michael Kreiter (Chapter President)

SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Newsletter

SMTA Wisconsin Chapter is proud to show off our third newsletter!!!

Click this link below to check it out!!!!

SMTA Wisconsin Newsletter 3rd Edition (July 2018)

For previous news letters check out these links below:

SMTA Wisconsin Newsletter 2nd Edition (March 2018)
SMTA Wisconsin Newsletter 1st Edition (February 2018)


Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
March 11, 2019
Technical Meeting / Dinner Dave Vicari & Packaging Technologies and the Alternative Methods for Assembly Fox Valley Technical College- DJ Bordini Center Jana Esselmann 
May 7, 2019
2019 Wisconsin SMTA Expo Crown Plaza Milwaukee Airport 6401 S. 13th Street Milwaukee, WI Jana Esselmann 
May 7, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers Game May 7th 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214 Jana Esselmann 
May 7, 2019
Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza  

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Michael Kreiter  (Rockwell Automation)
Phone : 262-512-8190

Vice President : Greg Kloiber  (Ducommun, Inc.)
Phone : 920-882-7547

Secretary : Jana D Esselmann  (IDENTCO)
Phone : 815-385-0011

Treasurer : Josh Shane Casper  (Horizon Sales)
Phone : 517-672-9144

VP of Technical Programs : Dan Schoenberg  (Johnson Controls)
Phone : 920-750-3389

VP of Membership : Dustin Joseph Proshuto  (Plexus Corp)
Phone : 920-636-8468

VP of Technology (Appointed) : Steve Stiller  (Midwest Production Specialists, LLC)
Phone : 847-650-2456

Past Secretary : Timothy Charles Jochimsen  (Plexus Corp.)
Phone : 920-851-1675

VP of Scholarships (Appointed) : Mike Gerner  (Neo Tech)
Phone : 720-441-7939

Board Liaison : Robert Kinyanjui (John Deere Electronic Solutions, Inc.)
Phone Contact : 701-451-3785

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Global Members of our Chapter

Plexus Corp.

Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Creation Technologies, Inc.



Neo Tech

Plexus Corp.

Corporate Members of our Chapter

Astronautics Corporation of America

Circuit Works Corporation

DCA Manufacturing Corporation

Ellsworth Adhesives

J.W. Speaker

Johnson Controls

Kurtz Ersa, Inc.

Multicircuits Inc.

Plexus Corp.

Pro-Active Engineering, Inc.

Rockwell Automation

TouchPad Electronics LLC


SMTA Global Members

Amazon Amazon Lab126 Celestica, 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 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