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Wisconsin Chapter - Golf Scramble

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 8:00am
Location: Brown Deer Golf Course, Milwaukee WI
Details to follow

Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum Details

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 09:00 am
Location: Milwaukee Crown Plaza

2018 SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Expo

May 8, 2018

Milwaukee Crown Plaza
6401 South 13th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Lunch Included!!!
RSVP Today!!!


Jody Saultz - "Reinventing the Wheel"
Jody has been with Speedline for 29 years and currently is the Application Engineer – Cleaning Products, and is based out of the factory in Camdenton Missouri.  Jody’s responsibilities include performing all product and process evaluations for electronic and industrial cleaning (in-line and batch type) at the factory and at customer’s sites.

Gene Dunn - "Head In Pillow"
Gene Dunn is a Sr. Staff Process Engineer at Plexus and is Global Subject Matter Expert for SMT Equipment and Process.  His main responsibilities include equipment and material selection, process development and yield improvement.  Previous Gene worked at Panasonic and AT&T in various SMT and Microelectronic engineering and management roles.  He holds a BS in Engineering from Univ. of Illinois- Urbana & an MBA from Northwestern.

Tony Picciola - "Industry 4.0"
Tony is the Technical Service Manager at Fuji America.  His responsibilities include managing the Field Service, Software and Training teams.  He also manages the Fuji Tech Center where Fuji showcases their various SMT machines and Smart Factory systems.  Over the last 3 years, Tony has been involved in driving Fuji’s Smart Factory processes. He is also a member of the IPC Committee for the Connected Factory Initiative working to find a common data exchange to support Industry 4.0.    

Exhibitor Tables to Date Include:
A_Tek LLC ERSA North America Mid America Taping and Reeling Inc.
Acculogic, Inc. Eternity Technology Corporation Multicircuits
ACL Inc. E-Tronix NCAB Group USA
AIM Solder FINN Test Electronics / Test Coach  Omron Inspection Systems
Aligned Solutions Flexlink - Heller Panasonic Factory Solutions
Amitron Corp Fuji America Corporation PFC Flexible Circuits
Apollo Seiko Garland Service Company Pillarhouse USA
Ascentec Engineering LLC Hanwha Techwin Automation PVA
ASM Assembly Systems Henkel Electronics Restronics
Assembly Resources Hisco Safari Circuits, Inc.
Aven Tools Horizon Sales Sanmina Corporation
Axiom Identco SCHUNK Electronic Solutions
Batten & Allen Indium Corporation SEHO North America
BEST, Inc. Inovaxe Corporation Specialty Coating Systems
Blue Ring/FCT  ITW EAE StenTech
BRL Marketing and Sales J.D. Noble & Associates Inc. Techni-Tool
Conductive Containers, Inc. KIC Transforming Technologies
Coridian Technologies Koki Solder America Inc. Universal Instruments
Elkem Silicones Kyzen Zestron
Ellsworth Adhesives Metcal  

Coming Soon

The Wisconsin expo is Free to attend!!!

Questions? Contact:
Greg Kloiber

Want to be a exhibitor at the 2018 SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Expo???

Do you want to be a exhibitor at the 2018 SMTA Wisconsin Chapter Expo???

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)



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)


Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
May 8, 2018
Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza  
May 8, 2018
09:00 am
Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum Details Milwaukee Crown Plaza Greg Kloiber 
August 28, 2018
Wisconsin Chapter - Golf Scramble Brown Deer Golf Course, Milwaukee WI  

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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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