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"PCB test methods and tools."

The SMTA Wisconsin cordially invites you to attend:

2017 SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Meeting
"PCB Test Methods and Tools."


 November 9, 2017

Radisson Hotel
 N88 W1470 Main St.
Menomonee, WI 53221
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Dinner Included!!!





SMTA Members:  $20
Non-SMTA Members:  :25


5:00 - Registrationn & Networking
5:30 - Welcom and SMTA Notes
5:45 - Dinner
6:15 - Presentations
7:30 - Meeting Wrap Up


For more information contact: 

Greg Kloiber (SMTA Wisconsin President)

Timothy Jochimsen (SMTA Wisconsin Secretary)


Miller Park Tour and Chapter Meeting

The SMTA Wisconsin cordially invites you to attend:
Miller Park Tour and Chapter Meeting
“Why Lean Journeys Fail And How To Get On The Right Track
Social Event of the Year!!!
Jerrold M. Soloman

You Must Pay and RSVP To Attend!!!

SMTA Members Pay Here ($20):


Jerry Solomon recently retired from his role as the Vice President of Operations for MarquipWardUnited, a division of the Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc., a $2.5 billion global packaging company. During the twelve years since Barry-Wehmiller acquired Ward Machinery, Ward’s revenue doubled, operating income increased fivefold and heart count increased only 20%. In addition, inventory turns more than doubled and was the highest in Barry-Wehmiller.

Mr. Solomon had a unique opportunity to implement Lean accounting and manufacturing techniques as he’s simultaneously held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Manufacturing at three middle market manufacturing companies.


Mr. Solomon is the author of the Shingo Award winning book, Who’s Counting?, a highly acclaimed business novel focusing on the interaction of the manufacturing and accounting functions during a Lean transformation, and Leading Lean, a novel about a three day Lean event. In collaboration with Professor Rosemary Fullerton, Mr. Solomon has also written, Accounting for World Class Operations, which has also won the Shingo prize.


Mr. Solomon has a B. S. degree from Clarkson University, an M. S. degree from Michigan Technological University and an M. B. A. degree from the University of Chicago


Thursday, August 24, 2017
2:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Miller Park
One Brewers Way
Milwaukee, WI 53214

  • SMTA Members Only:  $20 (New Members Welcome!!)
  • Non SMTA Member:  $40
Cost includes Miller Park tour, dinner, presentation and networking
Payment by cash, check or credit card required in advance
  • 2:30 p.m. – Event Registration
  • 3:00 p.m. – Miller Park Tour
  • 4:15 p.m. – Social Hour Networking and Cash Bar
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. – Jerry Soloman Presentation with Q&A

Cost is only $20 for members, $40 for non members.  Request payment at time of RSVP to reserve your spot.

Limited to the first 40 paid responders

Use This Map To Park:


For more information contact:

Greg Kloiber (SMTA Wisconsin President)

Timothy Jochimsen (Secretary)

2017 SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Expo & Tech Forum

The SMTA Wisconsin cordially invites you to attend:
2017 SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Expo & Tech Forum

May 2, 2017
Milwaukee Airport Crown Plaza
6041 South 13th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lunch Included Free!!!



Chrys Shea

"Advances in Stencil Technology for Achieving Succesful Printing Results"

Chrys Shea is the President of Shea Engineering Services, a consulting firm that produces technical studies and communications tools for the electronics manufacturing industry.  Chrys is an SMTA “Member of Technical Distinction” and three time SMTAI “Best of Conference” award winner for her research on solder paste printing.  Chrys earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and her M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.  She is a past president of the Philadelphia SMTA chapter, and sits on numerous IPC and SMTA technical committees.   

Phil Zarrow

"10 Deadly Sins of SMT and Lead Free Assembly"

Phil Zarrow has been involved with PCB fabrication and assembly for more than thirty-five years. His expertise includes the manufacture of equipment for circuit board fabrication and assembly of through-hole and surface mount technologies. In addition to his background in automated assembly and cleaning, Mr. Zarrow is recognized for his expertise in surface mount reflow soldering technology and in the design and implementation of SMT placement equipment and reflow soldering systems. Having held key technical and management positions with Vitronics Corporation, Excellon-Micronetics and Universal Instruments Corporation, he has extensive hands-on experience with set-up and troubleshooting through-hole and SMT processes throughout the world. During his tenure as Director of Technology Development for GSS/Array Technology, he was responsible for specifying and setting up medium- and high-speed assembly lines, as well as investigating and implementing emerging and leading-edge technologies, equipment and processe.
Phil is a member of IPC, SME, IMAPS, a co-founder of ITM Incorporated, and is a past national level officer and national director of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA). He was also Chairman of the Reflow Committee for SMEMA. He was the recipient of the SMTA's Member of Distinction Award (1995) and Founders’ Award (2000).

Tim O'Neill

"Conformal Coating Over No Clean"

Timothy O'Neill is the Technical Marketing Manager for AIM Solder. AIM Solder is a leading global manufacturer of assembly materials for the electronics industry with manufacturing, distribution and support facilities located throughout the world. AIM produces advanced solder products such as solder paste, liquid flux, cored wire, bar solder, epoxies, lead-free and halogen-free solder products, preforms, and specialty alloys such as indium and gold for a broad range of industries. 
Operating out of AIM U.S. Headquarters, Mr. O'Neill is responsible for developing and optimizing product and technical information, collaborating with complimentary suppliers and equipment manufacturers and ensuring AIM’s products exceed the end users expectations and meet market requirements.   Mr. O'Neill is also a technical writer and presenter for industry trade publications and events. He has co-authored several papers on PCB assembly subjects.
Mr. O’Neill has a B.A. from Assumption College and post-graduate studies in education. He began his career in 1994 with EFD, heading their business development of fine pitch solder paste dispensing technology. He joined AIM in 1997 and has since assisted many clients with production challenges, specializing in Pb-Free process development and material selection.


For more information contact: 

Greg Kloiber (SMTA Wisconsin President)

Timothy Jochimsen (SMTA Wisconsin Secretary)

Chapter Calendar of Events
Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
August 24, 2017
02:30 pm
Miller Park Tour and Chapter Meeting Miller Park (Milwaukee, WI) 920-882-7547   Greg Kloiber 
May 8, 2018
Expo - Wisconsin 2018 Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza 414-764-5300   

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Our Chapter Leaders

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

Vice President : Steve Stiller  (Electri-rep)
Phone : 847-650-2456

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

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

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

VP Technical Programs (Appointed) : Joshua Shane Casper  (Horizon Sales)
Phone : 517-672-9144

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

Electrotek Corporation

Ellsworth Adhesives

ERSA North America

J.W. Speaker

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Multicircuits Inc.

Plexus Corp.

Pro-Active Engineering, Inc.

Rockwell Automation

Surface Mount Technology Corporation

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 Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems Vexos ZESTRON Americas

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