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SMT Process Certification

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 8:30am
Location: Ducommun Incorporated - Appleton
$915/member and $970 non/member
April 10- Course (8:30-5pm)
April 11- ½ day of course + exam
April 12- All day exam (8:30-5pm)
Instructor: Jim Hall, ITM Consulting



Questions? Contact:
Jenny Ng - SMTA Conference and Education Manager


Organization and Guidelines:
The SMTA WI Chapter is once again offering a $1000 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in an engineering/technical discipline. 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:

A.  Members or children of members of the Wisconsin SMTA Chapter, OR

B.  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 engineering, technology, or an electronics 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 8, 2018. (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, 2018.

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

  • Fully completed entry materials
  • Course of study
  • Academic credentials
  • Electronics and manufacturing interest
  • Community involvement


For more information email: michael.gerner@neotech.com
Please list SMTA Scholarship in the Subject Line of your e-mail.

SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Newsletter

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

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

SMTA Wisconsin Newsletter 2nd Edition (March 2018)

For previous news letters check out these links below:

SMTA Wisconsin Newsletter 1st Edition (February 2018)


3D Printing Capabilities for Manufacturing (February 22, 2018)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 03:00 pm
Location: Plexus Manufacturing

2017 SMTA Chapter Meeting and Technical  Presentation
"3D Printing Capabilities for Manufacturing"

Includes Tour of Plexus Manufacturing Facility!!!

February 22, 2018

Plexus Manufacturing
2444 Schultz Dr.
Neenah, WI 54957
3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Included!!!


Chuck Bauer - Senior Managing Director

Charles E. Bauer, Ph.D. serves as Senior Managing Director of TechLead Corporation, a technology management company specializing in the electronics packaging, interconnection and assembly industry, as well as Director of the University of Portland’s Global Executive Leadership MBA program.  Dr. Bauer focuses in the areas of strategic technology planning, market analysis and business development, particularly in the international arena. Recent foci include an emphasis on medical device applications including sensors and imaging systems.
Combining applications experience in implantable, surgical and diagnostic medical devices with extensive background in design and manufacturing, Dr. Bauer presents a balanced perspective between technology and practical implementation for real world products. With more than 40 years’ experience spanning the range from complex interconnection technologies (printed circuit boards, hybrid and IC metallization and fabrication) through complex packaging (multichip modules, system in package, 3D packaging) and assembly (die attach, wire bonding, flip chip, etc.) as well as nano-technology applications in electronics manufacturing, his publications exceed 250 papers, articles and columns.  He lectures throughout the world on technology, business and market topics as well as serving on several corporate boards and international corporate, government and educational institution advisory councils.
A Senior Member of IEEE, he remains active in the SMTA, JIEP, ASM and IMAPS Europe as well.  Dr. Bauer served on the Boards of both the SMTA and IMAPS and as President of IMAPS in 2001-2002.  Awards received include Tektronix Technical Innovation Award, Fellow of IMAPS, the International Leadership Award from the SMTA, Jesuit High School Hall of Fame, University of Portland Significant 75 Alumni and SMTA 25th Anniversary Luminary as founder of the Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium.


SMTA Members: $20 (Pay When You RSVP)
Non-SMTA Members:  $35 (Pay When You RSVP)


3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Registration
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Meeting Kickoff
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Tour
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Dinner & Speaker
7:30 p.m. - Meeting Wrap Up


Payment Instructions:
Use the link below to select the proper option and continue to our secure PayPal checkout.

3D Printing Capabilities for Manufacturing

Questions? Contact:
Greg Kloiber

2018 Wisconsin Chapter Expo Vendor Payment

The 2018 Wisconsin Chapter Expo is on May 8, 2018
                  at the Milwaukee Crown Plaza!!!!

Register and make payment before April 10, 2018 to save $100!!

Two easy steps!


Please download THIS form and return it to Steve Stiller at steve@midwestproductionllc.com


Use the drop down box below to make payment.

(Be sure to know if you will need electric at your table and make the proper choice.)

2018 Wisconsin Expo (Early Payment)

For more information contact: 

Steve Stiller (VP of Membership)


Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
April 10, 2018
SMT Process Certification Ducommun Incorporated - Appleton Jenny Ng - SMTA Conference and Education Manager 
May 8, 2018
Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza  

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Our Chapter Officers

President : Greg Kloiber 8542  (Ducommun Incorporated)
Phone : 920-882-7547

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

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

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

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

VP Communications (Appointed) : Jana D Esselmann  (Identco)
Phone : 815-385-0011

VP Technical Programs (Appointed) : Dan Schoenberg  (Johnson Controls)
Phone : 414-524-8074

Meetings Coordinator (Appointed) : Dustin Joseph Proshuto  (Plexus)
Phone : 9206368468

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.


Plexus Corp.

Corporate Members of our Chapter

Astronautics Corporation of America

Circuit Works Corporation

DCA Manufacturing Corporation

Ducommun Incorporated

Electronic Technologies International, Inc. (ETI)

Electrotek Corporation

Ellsworth Adhesives

ERSA North America

J.W. Speaker

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Multicircuits Inc.

Plexus Corp.

Pro-Active Engineering, Inc.

Rockwell Automation

TouchPad Electronics LLC


SMTA Global Members

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

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Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone 952.920.7682
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