Bronze Level Chapter of 2018



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2019 SMTA Certification Course with Jim Hall

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 8:30am
Location: Rockwell Automation 6400 Enterprise Dr. Mequon, WI 53092

This course is sponsored by SMTA National Training program.
For more information on Jim click below: 

Recommended Prerequisites
·  Two years of college (or equivalent).
·  2-3 years of experience in all aspects of SMT, including process optimization.
·  Knowledge of all process and systems steps, including calculations from screen printing and dispensing through test and inspection.

All applicants must pass a combined open and closed book exam focusing on the following curriculum:
·  SMT Materials Component Placement
·  SMT Components Reflow Soldering
·  Stencil Printing Wave Soldering
·  Dispensing Test and Inspection
·  Line Balancing (Downtime, line design)
To register for the 2019 SMT Certification please follow the link below.

2019 WI SMTA Scholarships Awarded

The WI SMTA Chapter is excited to announce that Cole Nelson will be awarded a $1,000 Scholarship for 2019. 
Cole attends the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and is studying Software Engineering.  

Katie Merriman will be also be awarded a $1,000 Scholarship for 2019. 
Katie attends the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and is studying Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. 
Katie and Cole were both recognized for their achievements at the SMTA Tech Expo in Milwaukee WI on May 7th.
Congratulations Katie and Cole !
 The WI SMTA thanks all the students who submitted applications this year.


 Respectfully, The WI SMTA Chapter Officer Team

PCBA Workshop - Workshop

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 8:00am
Location: Radisson N88 W14750 Main Street Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Join us on Tuesday June 25th, 2019 for a one day workshop!
The workshope will cover DFM, Selective Soldering,  Conformal Coating, Cleaning and Flux chemistries.

Check in to begin at 8am.  Lunch will be served. 
Bring any current industry challenges to be discussed.  Lets make this an interactive workshop!

Check in is at : 8am,  Workshop 8:30am- 4:00pm
SMTA Members: $50 / Non- SMTA Members $60

Presenters Include:
DFM: Dale Lee, Plexus
Selective soldering: Joe Clure, Ersa
Conformal coating:  Chad Showalter, Humiseal
Cleaning Chemistries : Mike Bixenman,  Kyzen
Flux chemistries and flux reliability: Denis Jean, Kester


PCBA workshop payment

Questions? Contact:
Jana Esselmann

WI SMTA 2nd Annual Golf Outing

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 8:00am
Location: Brown Deer Park Golf Course 7625 N Range Line Rd Milwaukee, WI 53209

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday August 21st
The event will be at the beautiful Brown Deer Park Golf Course
18 holes of golf, raffle prizes, lunch, awards for closest to the pin, longest drive and more!
This event will fill up fast.  Sign up begins on May 7, at the Expo.
Stay tuned for more details!

Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
May 7, 2019
2019 WI SMTA Expo Crown Plaza Milwaukee 6401 S. 13th Street Milwaukee, WI 53221 Jana Esselmann 
May 7, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers Game May 7th 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214 Jana Esselmann 
June 18, 2019
2019 SMTA Certification Course with Jim Hall Rockwell Automation 6400 Enterprise Dr. Mequon, WI 53092  
June 25, 2019
PCBA Workshop - Workshop Radisson N88 W14750 Main Street Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Jana Esselmann 
August 21, 2019
WI SMTA 2nd Annual Golf Outing Brown Deer Park Golf Course 7625 N Range Line Rd Milwaukee, WI 53209  
May 20, 2020
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

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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