Ask the Experts Panel

The Ask the Experts panel includes hundreds of experienced and knowledgable professionals from the world of electronics manufacturing.

Combined they have thousands of years of experience and offer their input on a wide range of topics.
Aaron Caplan
Director of Marketing & Training, PACE Worldwide
Mr. Caplan has been involved in electronics manufacturing technology since the 80's, is an acknowledged expert in Miniature/Microminiature Electronics Repair, and provides technical expertise in ...
Aidan Turnbull
Director,, ENVIRON
Dr Aidan Turnbull is a Partner at ENVIRON and leads the global WEEE, RoHS and EcoDesign Practice and the substances declarations web database system. ...
Al Bousetta
Director of Marketing, Nordson March
Al holds a doctorate in joint physics and electrical engineering from the University of Manchester (UMIST) and has worked in semiconductor process and applications for ...
Al Cabral
Regional Sales Manager , Finetech
Al Cabral is Regional Sales Manager for Finetech and Martin rework products. His expertise includes through-hole, surface mount and semiconductor packaging with an emphasis on ...
Alex Danovich
President, San Francisco Circuits
Mr. Danovich has worked in the printed circuit industry for 17+ years. His company is San Francisco Circuits. They have been providing some of the ...
Alex Hernandez
Process Engineer , Prime EMS
Alex has been working in the electronic industry since February 2012. He started as a test technician and moved to SMT technician for the past ...
Amit Bahl
Director of Sales and Marketing, Sierra Circuits
Amit Bahl started to work at Sierra Circuits in 2006 where he formed strong relationships with his customers working with them on flex PCBs, HDI, ...
Andres Rojas
Engineering Director / Master IPC Trainer (MIT), AMMSA Solutions
More than 20 years of technical experience in the electronics industry in roles ranging from Process & Project Engineer to engineering manager and Technical Applications ...
Andrew Brinks
Electronics Product Technical Specialist, Dow Corning
Andrew Brinks is a silicone specialist at Dow Corning. He specializes in silicone electronic materials including conformal coatings, encapsulants, gels, adhesives, and microelectronics materials. He ...
Andy Price
Sales Engineer, Circuit Technology Center
Mr. Price has been a key member of the team at Circuit Technology Center since 1985. He has vast expertise, experience and understanding of complex ...
Anki Forsberg
Senior Quality Engineer - PCB Assembly , Axis Communications
Over 27 years of experience within the PCB assembly area. Hands on experience troubleshooting SMT on a global basis as well as implementing and setting ...
Avery Armes
IPC Training Coordinator, Adco Circuits Inc.
Mr. Armes is the Training Coordinator at Adco Circuits Inc. he has 21 years experience in surface mount and through hole assembly, test and inspection, ...
Bhanu Sood
Laboratory Director, CALCE, University of Maryland
Bhanu Sood is the Laboratory Director at the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) and actively assists companies and organizations in all aspects of ...
Bill Coleman
Vice President Technology, Photo Stencil
For over 18 years, Dr. Coleman has been the vice president of technology for Photo Stencil, working closely with customers to understand their printing requirements. ...
Bill Schreiber
President, Smart Sonic Corporation
Mr. Schreiber developed the original ultrasonic stencil cleaning process in 1989. Obtained the only EPA Verification for specific parameters of Environmental Safety, User Safety and ...
Bill Vuono
Sr. Process Engineer, Raytheon Company
Bill Vuono is currently responsible for cleaning, underfill, adhesives, and coating applications. He has a history with soldering specifications dating back to WS6536 (Navy). Currently ...
Bjorn Dahle
President, inspīre solutions LLC
Bjorn Dahle is the President of inspīre solutions LLC. He has 20 years experience in the electronic manufacturing industry with various manufacturing equipment companies covering ...
Bob Black
North America Sales Manager, Essegi Automation
Mr. Black was the President and Co-Founder of Zevatech in 1977 and introduced first Pick and Place System at Nepcon West 1980. Bob is now ...
Bob LePage
Sales Engineer, Circuit Technology Center
Mr. LePage has been a key member of the team at Circuit Technology Center since 1996. He has vast expertise, experience and understanding of complex ...
Bob Neves
CEO/CTO, Microtek Laboratories
Bob Neves has spent the last 27 years working for Microtek Labs involved in qualification, conformance and failure analysis of PCB's, PCBA's and the materials ...
Brandon Judd
Technical Support Engineer, Indium Corporation
Brandon is a Technical Support Engineer supporting Indium's advanced SMT materials, including solder pastes, thermal interface materials, and engineered solders. He specializes in the optimization ...
Brent Fischthal
Sr. Manager, Americas Marketing & Regional Sales, Koh Young America, Inc.
Mr. Fischthal brings experience in marketing and sales with a B.S. from West Virginia University and a University of Florida MBA. Brent is currently the ...
Brian Bauer
Business Manager, Heraeus Incorporated
Mr. Bauer has been in the SMT industry since 1982. He has been involved with the development, manufacture and technical support for the full range ...
Brian O'Leary
Global Account Manager, Indium Corporation
Mr. O'Leary is the Global Account Manager for Indium. He has and extensive global network of contacts in the electronics industry with expertise in SMT ...
Brian Smith
General Manager - Electronic Assembly Americas, DEK International
Mr. Smith has been supporting customers in the electronics assembly industry since 1994. His expertise is focused on solder paste printing and reducing soldering defects. ...
Brien Bush
Manufacturing Applications Specialist, Cirtronics Corp.
Mr. Bush has 20 years experience in electronics contract manufacturing. Major areas of expertise include through hole, SMT, wave and selective soldering. ...
Brook Sandy
Technical Education Program Manager, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries
As manager of IPC’s technical educational program, Sandy-Smith will be responsible for content development and successful execution of IPC’s educational programs and technical proceedings for ...
Bryan Kerr
Principal Engineer - CMA Lab, BAE Systems
Bryan Kerr has 35 years experience in providing technical support to PEC assembly manufacturing. His experience ranges from analysis of materials and components to troubleshooting ...
Carlos Bouras
General Manager, Nordson SELECT
Carlos Bouras is the General Manager of Nordson SELECT and has over 30 years of experience in the electronics manufacturing industry. Carlos's expertise is in ...
Carson Orud
SmartDRY Product Manager, ECD
Product Manager for SmartDRY intelligent dry storage cabinets at Electronic Controls Design with background in calibration and service. Degreed in Instrumentation. ...
Charlie Pitarys
Technical Expert Sales Support, Kyzen Corporation
Charlie Pitarys has over thirty years of industry experience and has been with KYZEN for twenty-one years. Charlie is a former Marine and a retired ...
Chris Ellis
Sales Manager, Manncorp
Chris Ellis is a Sales Manager/Engineer for Manncorp with 19+ years experience in the PCB assembly equipment industry. Chris worked as a Manufacturing Engineer for ...
Chris Palin
European Manager, HumiSeal
Chris Palin is currently managing European sales and support for HumiSeal Conformal Coatings. His expertise is in test & reliability, solder technology, power die attach ...
Christian Vega
Global Sales Manager & Applications Manager, GPD Global
Christian Vega has been in the dispensing industry since 1993. He was immersed in product, applications and also business development. Christian's expertise is applications across ...
Christopher B Cain
R&D Manager, Agilent Technologies
25 years of experience in research and development of board and IC ATE systems for Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. Currently leading R&D teams within Agilent ...
Clive Ashmore
Global Process Manager, ASM
Mr. Ashmore is responsible for the Global Applied Process Engineering group for DEK. Clive specializes in all aspects of manufacturing engineering, with special emphasis on ...
Daniel (Baer) Feinberg
President and Founder, Fein-Line Associates
Mr. Feinberg is a 52 year industry veteran and President and founder of Fein-Line Assoc, a consulting group serving the Global Interconnect and EMS industries. ...
Daniel Sinclair
National Sales Manager, MicroCare Corporation
MicroCare makes a promise to every one of our customers, and that promise is this: We will do everything we can to deliver to your ...
David Bao
Director New Product Development, Metallic Resources, Inc
David Bao has more than fifteen years of experience in developing new solder paste, wave soldering fluxes and other SMT consumables. He currently serves as ...
David Bergman
VP International Relations, IPC
David W. Bergman is Vice President of International Relations for IPC. He has worked at IPC for more than 30 years responsible for IPC standardization ...
David Bonito
Sales & Marketing Manager, Technical Manufacturing Corp.
David has been active in all areas of the contract electronics manufacturing industry for over fifteen years. He is currently in charge of all Sales ...
David Cormier
Engineering Manager, Circuit Technology Center, Inc.
Manufacturing Engineer of 20+ years. Involved in Industries relating to all sectors of defense, Commercial product Industries, RF - Microwave and Semiconductor industries. Vast knowledge ...
David Lober
Process Chemist, Kyzen Corporation
Mr. Lober, Process Chemist at Kyzen, holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is an active researcher into the effects ...
David Molyneux
Sr. Process Engineer , TT Electronics
David has 30 years of experience in electronics contract manufacturing, specializing in SMT. Extensive experience with pick and place, reflow profiling, screen printing, SPI, X-ray, ...
David Suihkonen
President, R&D Technical Services Inc.
David is President at R&D Technical Services, a vapor phase reflow oven manufacturer. he has 20 plus years experience in the vapor phase reflow industry. ...
David Whalley
Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University
Mr. Whalley has over 30 years of experience as a R&D professional within the electronics manufacturing sector, both in industry and academia, and is the ...
Demetrius Chrysostomou
Director of Technology, PVA TePla
Demetri has been the Director of Technology for PVA TePla America since Oct 2004. Graduating from Trinity College, Ireland with a PhD in Surface Chemistry, ...
Don Naugler
General Manager, VJ Technologies, Inc.
Don is the General Manager of VJ Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of X-ray Inspection and Rework equipment for the electronics manufacturing industry. He has ...
Dora Yang
Engineer, PCBCart
Dora is an engineer for specializing in PCB prototype, fabrication and assembly services with over 10 years experience ...
Doug Dixon
Marketing, 360-Biz
Douglass Dixon is the Chief Marketing Officer for 360 BC Group, a marketing agency with offices throughout the US. 360 BC specializes in consulting and ...
Doug Pauls
Principal Materials and Process Engineer, Collins Aerospace
Doug Pauls has a bachelors in Chemistry & Physics, Carthage College, BSEE, Univ of Wisc Madison. He has 9 years working experience for US Navy ...
Dr. Bill Cardoso
CEO, Creative Electron
Founder and CEO of Creative Electron, the largest US manufacturer of x-ray machines for the electronics industry, Dr. Cardoso has over 20 years of experience ...
Dr. Craig D. Hillman
CEO & Managing Partner, DfR Solutions
Dr. Hillman's specialties include best practices in Design for Reliability, strategies for transitioning to Pb-free, supplier qualification, passive component technology and printed board failure mechanisms. ...
Dr. David Bernard
Product Manager, Dage Precision Industries
Mr. Bernard has been the X-ray Systems Product Manager at Dage for over 5 years and have been involved in all aspects of x-ray inspection ...
Dr. Eyal Weiss
CTO, Cybord
Electronic and Mechanical Engineer with 25 years experience in technology development. CTO of Cybord, developing electronic component authentication technology using deep-tech visual inspection and big-data. ...
Dr. Oommen Tharakan Kuttiyil Thomas
Group Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
Dr. Tharakan’s experience is in the area of avionics package production, including reflow, test vector generation, formal verification of VHDL and verilog designs, screening of ...
Duane B. Mahnke
President , DBMahnke Consulting
Duane Mahnke is a materials expert having developed thin film dielectric and adhesive systems for various packaging, flex and rigid-flex applications. Hi is the chairman ...
Eddie Groves
Director of the Selective Soldering Academy (SSA), Selective Soldering Academy
Eddie Groves has over 32 years' experience in the electronics manufacturing industry, specifically in the soldering of circuit boards. His first 11 years was with ...
Edithel Marietti
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Edithel is a chemical engineer with 20 year experience in manufacturing & process development for electronic contract manufacturers in US as well as some major ...
Edward Zamborsky
Regional Sales Manager, OK International Inc.
Ed Zamborsky is a Regional Sales & Technical Support Manager for Thermaltronics, located in New York. His position requires frequent customer visits throughout North America ...
EH Lim
Managing Director, Asia Pacific, ECD
EH Lim has been in the PCB Assy industry since 1985, starting at Thomson/Singapore for 5 years before moving to Electrovert Asia Pacifc. Lim was ...
Emmanuelle Guene
Application Manager, Inventec Performance Chemicals
Emmanuelle Guene began her career as an R&D Technician with Promosol, which later became Inventec Performance Chemicals, France. Upon obtaining her Masters of Chemistry degree ...
Eric Camden
Lead Investigator, Foresite, Inc
Eric has been in the electronics industry for over 14 years and manages the C3 technical user group, Failure Analysis project management, Rescue Cleaning Division ...
Fabrice Caillet
Process Engineer, Neopost Industrie
Process engineer since 2002 in electronics assembly, responsible for industrialization of new pcbas, process definition and monitoring, instruction worksheets and change management. ...
Fern Abrams
Director, Government Relations and Environmental Policy, IPC
Fern Abrams is the Director of Government Relations and Environmental Policy for IPC. She is responsible for advocating member positions in the areas of environment, ...
Francois Monette
VP Sales & Marketing, Cogiscan
Mr. Monette is one of the co-founders of Cogiscan and leads global sales, business development and marketing. Since 1990, he has held a variety of ...
Fred Dimock
Manager, Process Technology, BTU International
Mr. Dimock is the manager of Process Technology at BTU International. His extensive experience in thermal processing includes positions at Corning, GE, and Sylvania. He ...
Fritz Byle
Process Engineer, Astronautics
Fritz's career in electronics manufacturing has included diverse engineering roles including PWB fabrication, thick film print & fire, SMT and wave/selective solder process engineering, and ...
Garry McGuire
Sr. Engineer, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Garry McGuire is a manufacturing process engineer and Chair of the IPC J-STD-001 and IPC/WHMA A-620 Space Addendum committees. ...
Gary Freedman
President, Colab Engineering
A thirty year veteran of electronics assembly with major OEMs including Digital Equipment Corp., Compaq and Hewlett-Packard. President of Colab Engineering, LLC; a consulting agency ...
Gary Goldberg
President and CEO, PROMATION, Inc.
Mr Goldberg has practical experience in production line layout, process flow and cycle rate analysis. He knows how to avoid bottle necks and most related ...
Gayle Towell
Content Marketing Specialist, AIM Solder
Gayle Towell has completed AIM Solder's Technical Sales and Solder Application training and holds master's degrees in both mathematics and physics from the University of ...
Georgian Simion
Engineering and Operations Management, Independent Consultant
Georgian Simion is an independent consultant with 20+ years in electronics manufacturing engineering and operations. Contact me at ...
Gerald Gardener
Sales Manager, JBC Tools Inc
With over 10 years experience in design and product development, I offer technical support to our US Sales force and liase with our Europe based ...
Gerard O'Brien
President, S T and S Testing and Analysis
Gerald O'Brien is Chairman of ANSI J-STD 003, and Co Chairman of IPC 4-14 Surface Finish Plating Committee. He is a key member of ANSI ...
Grant Peterson
Vice President; Marketing & Sales, ECD
Grant Peterson has 30+ years of professional experience including construction-management in the military, sales and operations management in display technologies, software and thermal process management ...
Greg Hueste
Senior Applications Engineer, Speedline Technologies
Greg joined Electrovert in February 1984. Based out of the Electrovert applications laboratory in Camdenton Missouri, Greg has been in the process applications support role ...
Greg Smith
Technical Field Applications, FCT Assembly/Fineline Stencil
Greg has been in the SMT Stencil industry for 25 years. He supports customers technically with stencil design and root cause analysis to improve yield ...
Greg York
Technical Sales Manager, BLT Circuit Services Ltd
Greg York has over thirty two years of service in Electronics industry. York has installed over 600 Lead Free Lines in Europe with Solder and ...
Gregory Arslanian
Global Segment Manager, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
Mr. Arslanian has been involved in electronics packaging processing and equipment since 1981 including flipchip, TAB, wirebonding and die attach. Current responsiblities include R&D, applications, ...
Gustavo Arredondo
Technical Manager, Para Tech Coating, Inc.
Gustavo Arredondo is currently Technical Manager for Para Tech Coating, Inc. He has 18+ years in parylene conformal coating and product development. Para Tech strives ...
Guy Shemesh
General Manager, ePiccolo Engineering
Mr. Shemesh has Bsc. in E.E engineering and hands-on experience with electronics (schematics & layout) since 2004. He has designed dozens of multi-layer PCBs, HDI, ...
Harold Hyman
Consultant, VJ Electronix
Harold Hyman has been involved in metallurgical aspects of the electronics industry since the 1950's, and in semiconductor development and engineering for STL, Ediswan & ...
Harry Jin
Product Manager, CheckSum LLC
Harr Jin has over 35 years experience in board test as a user, designer, manager and vendor. He has worked for Teradyne and Agilent Technologies ...
Hartmut Berndt
President, B.E.STAT group
Mr. Burndt has been in Electronics & Semiconductor Technology since 1980 and work in the area of Electrostatic (ESD) and electronic devices. He is President ...
Jack Crawford
Director - Certification & Assembly Technology, IPC
Mr. Crawford is Director of Certification and Assembly Technology for IPC. He is technical liaison to the IPC committees that maintain critical industry standards and ...
Jack Fisher
Chairman of the IPC Technology Roadmap Committee, Interconnect. Technology Analysis Inc.
Jack Fisher is a retired IBM executive, chairman of the roadmap since 1994, and member of IPC Hall of Fame. ...
Jade Bridges
European Technical Support Specialist, Electrolube Ltd
Jade Bridges is the European Technical Support Specialist for Electrolube. She is responsible for technical support within Europe, offering assistance to customers with product selection, ...
James Brenner
Marketing VP, Master Bond
Mr. Brenner has over 35 years of experience in developing innovative epoxy adhesives and solving problems to meet the needs of manufacturing companies in the ...
James DiBurro
President, Round Rock Consulting
Following a successful 20 year career within world class OEMs and EMS providers including Honeywell, Bull Electronics, IBM, Celestica and Plexus, James founded Round Rock ...
Jeff Ferry
President, Circuit Technology Center, Inc.
Mr. Ferry is President of Circuit Technology Center, a world-leading contractor for the repair and rework of assembled circuit boards founded in 1983. Jeff also ...
Jerry Karp
President, JSK Associates
Based in. Northern California since 1971. Founded JSK Associates in 1979. Actively involved in soldering, cleaning, chemistries. 30 years experience in EOS/ESD control. ...
Jim Hall
Principal Consultant, ITM Consulting
Jim has a wealth of knowledge in soldering and thermal technology, equipment and process basics and is a pioneer in the science of reflow technology. ...
Jim Hevel
Research Chemist, Indium Corporation of America
Jim is a Research Chemist at Indium Corporation of America with 30 years of experience in wave flux product development. ...
Jim Williams
Chairman, Polyonics, Inc.
Jim Willimas is a PhD Chemist in Polymers and Materials Science. He specialize in printing, cleaning, inks, and coatings used in electronics manufacturng operations. Williams ...
Joe Belmonte
Principal Consultant, ITM Consulting
Mr. Belmonte has been a process engineer and process engineering manager in the electronic manufacturing industry for over 25 years, with experience in all aspects ...
John De Leeuw
Manufacturing Process Engineer, TE SubCom
John has more than thirty years of precision metal fabrication, contract manufacturing, fiber optics and electronic manufacturing experience in quality and production management and process ...
John Norton
Eastern Manager, Vitronics Soltec
John Norton started his soldering career in 1983 for Hollis Engineering. He has also worked with Electrovert as a technical training manager and Vitronics Soltec ...
John Perrotta
VP, Europlacer North America, Europlacer North America
John Perrotta has been directly involved in the SMT Industry since 1995. John was formally educated in Applied Statistics and Manufacturing Engineering. He has 20 ...
John Sharp
Corporate Product Compliance Manager, TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
John has focused on Product Compliance and Environmental & Safety issues throughout his career. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, an M.S. in Chemical ...
John Vivari
Application Engineering Supervisor, Nordson EFD
Mr. Vivari has more than 15 years of electronic engineering design and assembly experience. His expertise in fluid dispensing and solder paste technology assists others ...
Jonathan Wol
President, Pillarhouse USA, Inc.
Jonathan is president of Pillarhouse USA, a director of the Selective Soldering Academy and has 20+ years of selective soldering experience. ...
Jurgen Vos
Director of Product Management, PTC
Jurgen Vos is a software specialist responsible for the implementation of IPC-175x solutions. He is also a co-chair of the committee responsible for the IPC1751A ...
Karl Manske
Senior Technical Service Chemist, 3M Company, Electronics Markets Materials Division
Expertise in the field of fluorinated materials chemistry: Coatings for Moisture and Corrosion Protection, Fluids for Precision Cleaning, Material Selection, Test Method Development, New Application ...
Karl Pfluke
Sales Manager, KIC Thermal
Karl has 20 years experience in electronics manufacturing to include solder paste printing/dispensing, pick & place, and a strong background in reflow. ...
Karl Seelig
, Deck Street Consultants
In his 32 years of industry experience, Mr. Seelig has authored over 30 published articles on topics including lead-free assembly, no-clean technology, and process optimization. ...
Karthik Vijay
Technical Manager - Europe, Indium Corp.
Currently with Indium Corporation and responsible for technology programs and technical support for customers in Europe. Over 15 yrs experience in SMT, Power, Thermal & ...
Kathy Nargi-Toth
Director Quality and Technology, NCAB Group USA
Kathy has 30 years PCB expertise including R&D, engineering and technical marketing. Knowledge of PCB fabrication processes, laminates, plating finishes, and solder masks. Lean, Six-Sigma ...
Kay Parker
Technical Support Engineer, Indium Corporation
Kay Parker is a Technical Support Engineer based at Indium Corporation's headquarters in Clinton, N.Y. In this role she provides guidance and recommendations to customers ...
Keshava Murthy
Process Engineer, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Ltd.
Keshava Murthy is a Process Engineer in the PCB assembly industry working in Bangalore, India. ...
Kevin Beattie
Quality Manager, Sunstone Circuits
Kevin is part of the Sunstone Management team. In his role as Quality Assurance Manager, Beattie’s 25+ year background in Printed Circuit Board manufacturing is ...
Kevin Mobley
PCBA Engineering Liaison, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group
Kevin has over 30 years of experience in process and manufacturing engineering serving in both EMS and OEM companies. Expertise includes all aspects of SMT ...
Kevin Pigeon
Senior Applications Manager, AIM Solder
Mr. Pigeon has been Senior Applications Manager with AIM Solder for more than 14 years, assisting customers with SMT Printing, Placement, Reflow, Troubleshooting, and Optimization ...
Kishan Sarjoo
Process Engineering Manager - Electronics, Altech UEC, South Africa
Currently with Altech UEC and responsible for technology road map in PCBA electronic manufacturing and technical support for PCBA electronic manufacturing for Altech UEC and ...
Kris Roberson
Manager of Assembly Technology, IPC
Kris Roberson has experience as a machine operator, machine and engineering technician and process engineer for companies including Motorola, and US Robotics. Kris is certified ...
Larry Harman
SMT Engineer, ACDi
Mr. Harman is an SMT Engineer at ACDi and worked at Oven Industries as a Manufacturing Engineer. H's worked at Philips manufacturing ultrasound probes/circuitry. He ...
Larry Orr
Process Engineer, DRS
Mr. Orr is has been a semiconductor professional for over 30 years working primarily in die attach and dicing technologies. ...
Lee Hitchens
Owner, SCH Technologies
Lee has worked within the conformal coating and electronics industry for over 18 years. His work includes scientific research into long term reliability of electronics, ...
Lee Levine
President, Consultant, Process Solutions Consulting Inc.
Lee Levine has been a Process Engineer and Metallurgist in the semiconductor industry for 30 years. He now operates his own company Process Solutions Consulting ...
Lee Wilmot
Director, EHS, TTM Technologies
Lee Wilmot has 20+ years doing EHS work in the PCB/PCBA industries, including environmental compliance, OSHA compliance, workers compensation, material content declarations, RoHS & REACH ...
Leo Lambert
Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
At EPTAC Corporation, Mr. Lambert oversees content of course offerings, IPC Certification programs and provides customers with expert consultation in electronics manufacturing, including RoHS/WEEE and ...
Linda Woody
SME Production Technical Excellence Staff, Lockheed Martin
Subject matter expert in the field of electronics assembly and soldering. ...
Mahendra Gandhi
SME - PWB Technologies, Northrop Grumman
Mahendra Gandhi has been working in interconnect industry since 1972. ...
Mahesh V Draksharapu
Independent Consultant,
Over 28 years experience in the area of PCB assembly with 10 years working in various EMS companies in the US (Avex, GSS Array Technology ...
Manuel Schöllig
Product Manager Soldering, Inventec Dehon
Product manager for soldering products, including solder pastes, liquid and tacky fluxes. ...
Marc Peo
President, Heller Industries Inc.
Mr. Peo has been with Heller Industries for over 20 years and has been President for the past 8 years. Marc has authored several industry ...
Marie Verdier
Application Manager, Inventec Performance Chemicals
Marie Verdier has a Masters of Chemistry and works for Inventec Performance Chemicals, a French-based supplier of solder pastes, soldering fluxes and cleaners for electronic ...
Mark Finstad
Senior Applications Engineer, Flexible Circuit Technologies
Mark Finstad has over 30 years in the flex circuit industry in both design and manufacturing. He is a regular speaker at IPC APEX (Professional ...
Mark Frimann
Product Stewardship Management, Texas Instruments
Mark Frimann has been working in electronic industry regulations and standards on chemical and material restrictions, and how this is dealt with in the supply ...
Mark J. Curtin
President, Transition Automation, Inc.
Mr. Curtin is the founder and president of Transition Automation, Inc. Their main product is Permalex Edge Metal Squeegees. They also sell the PrinTEK Ultra-Fine ...
Mark McMeen
VP Engineering Services, STI Electronics Inc.
Mark T. McMeen is STI Electronics Inc.ʼs Vice President of Engineering Services. He oversees the daily operations of the Engineering Services division of STI. He ...
Mark Norris
Vice President Asia, Nordson Advanced Technologies
Responsible for Nordson Advanced Technology Electronic Systems throughout Asia including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan & SE Asia. Nordson Advanced Electronic Systems includes the world leading ...
Mark Northrup
Fellow, Raytheon
Mark has over 35 years of experience in electronics fabrication, quality, and reliability while working for Raytheon RMD, IEC Electronics, GE, Motorola, ORS, etc. He ...
Mark Stansfield
Founder / Director, SolderStar Ltd
Co-founder and M.D of UK based thermal profiling equipment manufacturer SolderStar Ltd. He has software and electronic design experience specifically in the development of thermal ...
Mark Waterman
M.O.L.E. Line Product Manager, Electronic Controls Design, Inc. (ECD)
Mark Waterman is a trainer and field engineer with 17 years experience in service and applications specialties. Intimate knowledge of soldering processes and measurement systems. ...
Matt Stevenson
Director of Marketing, Sunstone Circuits
Matt Stevenson has over 20 years experience in the PCB industry. Serving in roles as a Chemical Lab Technician, Process Engineer, Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, ...
Michael Jawitz
Electronics Engineer Corporate PWB BDE, Boeing Research and Development
35 years in the electronics industry in design and fabrication of rigid, rigid flex and flexible pwbs. Corporate SME (DBE)on pwb design, fab and assembly. ...
Michael Kaminsky
Sr Field Applications Support Engineer, Kester Inc.
Mr. Kaminsky has 30+ years of circuit board soldering assembly experience along with a patent for wave solder VOC flux process. ...
Michael Sivigny
General Manager, CeTaQ Americas
As General Manager at CeTaQ Americas, Michael has grown the company from scratch in the Americas market since 2001. The CeTaQ global brand is known ...
Michelle Ogihara
Sales and Marketing Manager, Seika Machinery Inc.
Michelle is the Sales and Marketing Manager of Seika Machinery, Inc. She is an active member of the SMTA taking on a past position as ...
Mike Bixenman
CTO, Kyzen Corp.
Mr. Bixenman is the CTO for Kyzen Corp. Kyzen Corp. is a leading provider of engineered cleaning fluids for high technology manufacturing environments. ...
Mike Bryant
VP R&D, BGF Industries
Worked in R&D, Tech Service and QC for BGF for 40+ years. Materials include glass fabrics, aramids, and carbon fiber. Much of this time spent ...
Mike Burgess
Regioanl Sales Manager, ASM Assemby Systems
Mike Burgess is the ASM Assembly Systems PSP Regional Sales Manager, who has numerous years of experience in the electronics industry as a user and ...
Mike Green
Design Engineering, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Mike Green is co-chairman of the IPC Terms and Definitions Committee. He has been working with board design and manufacturing for 33 years. ...
Mike Jones
Vice President, Micro Care
Mr. Jones is an electronics cleaning and stencil printing specialist. Averaging over one hundred days a year on the road, Mike visits SMT production sites ...
Mike Konrad
President, Aqueous Technologies
Mr. Konrad has been in the electronic assembly equipment industry since 1985. He is founder and CEO of Aqueous Technologies Corporation, a manufacturer of automatic ...
Mike Korte
Technical Manager, SEHO North America
Mike Korte joined SEHO North America as Service Engineer in 2009 and was promoted to the position of Technical Manager in 2013. His outstanding experience ...
Mike Scimeca
President, FCT Assembly
Mike Scimeca created FCT Assembly after the purchase of Fine Line Stencil, Inc., and consists of two major operations: stencil manufacturing and the manufacturing of ...
Mitch DeCaire
Sales Manager (Americas), Cogiscan, Inc.
Mitch DeCaire, Sales Manager at Cogiscan, has served the electronics manufacturing industry since 1989. His prior experiences include process engineering, business development, and engineering management ...
Mitch Holtzer
Director of Reclaim Business, Alpha Assembly Solutions
I've been in the soldering materials/applications industry for 25 years. Since joining Alpha, Ive been the global product manager for preforms, wave soldering flux, solder ...
Neil MacRaild
COO and Owner, Rapid Tooling Inc
Neil MacRaild is COO and owner of custom machining and tooling innovator, Rapid Tooling, Inc. With a broad engineering, sales and executive leadership background, MacRaild ...
Neil O'Brien
Sales Director, Finetech
Neil O'Brien has worked in the field of electronic manufacturing equipment for over fifteen years and is currently Sales Director for Finetech, a manufacturer of ...
Neil Poole
Senior Applications Chemist, Henkel Electronics
Dr. Poole is a Senior Applications Chemist in Henkel Technologies, electronics assembly materials application engineering group. He is responsible for all of Henkel's assembly products ...
P. Steve Calabria
Founder and CEO, PC Components Company
Steve is a detail-oriented electronics engineer with 40+ years experience as a Quality Engineer in OCM, OEM, CM, and Distribution organizations. He has worked in ...
Parasuraman Krishnan
Engineer, Process Development, Sanmina India Pvt ltd
Engineering and Management oriented manufacturing background with a dedicated career experience of 19+ years involved in New Product Introduction, Product Engineering & study, Process development, ...
Patinya Srianan
Customer Technical Support Engineer, Alpha Assembly Solution
Mr. Srianan is a Customer Technical Support Engineer for Alpha Assembly Solution. He has 15-years of experience in SMT and soldering fields. He takes care ...
Paul Austen
Senior Project Engineer, Electronic Controls Design Inc
Paul been with Electronic Controls Design Inc. (ECD) in Milwaukie, Oregon for over 39 years as a Senior Project Engineer. He has seen and worked ...
Paul Dickerson
Supply Chain Engineer, Matric Group
Mr. Dickerson is an engineer with 20 years of manufacturing experience. He has worked supporting SMT, THT, cable assembly, and box build processes. He is ...
Paul J. Koep
Global Product Manager, Alpha
Mr. Koep is responsible for product planning and technical marketing for the Preform Products at Alpha. He is the co-author of several patents in the ...
Paul Wood
Advanced Applications Manager, OK International
Mr. Wood has been with OK International for 35 years and has been involved in the design of all rework products. He is a global ...
Peter Biocca
Senior Market Development Engineer, Kester
Mr. Biocca was a chemist with many years experience in soldering technologies. He presented around the world in matters relating to process optimization and assembly. ...
Peter Greenland
Global Sales Director, Photonis USA
Mr. Greenland has 20 years electronics industry experience ranging from circuit board design to product support & repair services. Peter has spent the last 4 ...
Peter Vigneau
Vice President, Circuit Technology Center
Mr. Vigneau has been a key member of the team at Circuit Technology Center since 2008. He has vast expertise, experience and understanding of complex ...
Petr Stejskal
Solder Joint and PCB Research Analyst, Independent Consultant
Petr Stejskal is independent consultant and certified IPC-A-610 trainer. He has small lab for making solder joints and PCBs cross sections and evaluation. ...
Phil Kinner
Global Business Director conformal coatings division, Electrolube
Phil Kinner - Electrolube - Global Business Director conformal coatings division. ...
Phil Zarrow
Principal Consultant, ITM Consulting
Mr. Zarrow has been involved with PCB assembly for more than thirty years. He is recognized for his expertise in troubleshooting SMT manufacturing and lead-free ...
Pierce Pillon
Laboratory Mgr., Techspray
Pierce Pillon is the Laboratory Manager and lead formulations chemist at Techspray, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and a leading manufacturer of chemical ...
Prajin Kumar M
Component Engineering Manager , Flex
14 Years with wide-ranging experience and leading operations involving manufacturing environments. Implementing continuous process improvement to minimize waste and reduce cost while maximizing quality and ...
Raimund Faber
General Manager Sales & Marketing, SMT-Wertheim
Raimund Faber has a strong background in the field of reflow soldering process, metalization process for solar cell backend application, and process engineering. He has ...
Raju Wagh
Senior Engineer SMT , Advance Power Display system Ltd Mumbai
Mr. Raju Wagh has worked in the electronics industries for the past 20 years focused in TV manufacturing, mother boards, mobile, LED lighting, power supply ...
Rakesh Kumar
Vice President of Technology, Specialty Coating Systems, Inc.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar is currently the V.P. of Technology for Specialty Coating Systems, Inc., where he leads the R&D group and manages Parylene R&D activities ...
Ray Prasad
President, Ray Prasad Consultancy Group
Ray Prasad is the founder of Ray Prasad Consultancy Group which provides teaching, consulting and technical expert services in tin-lead and lead free technologies using ...
Reid Henry
President, RPS Automation, LLC
Reid Henry is President of RPS Automation LLC. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University with more than 10 years experience ...
Renee Michalkiewicz
General Manager, Trace Laboratories
Renee has been with Trace and an IPC member for 16 years. She has managed all military and commercial PB qualification and conformance testing and ...
Rex Childers
Sr. Manufacturing Engineer, BAE Systems
Rex has over 25 years experience in PCB production. He is an AOI/AXI expert. ...
Richard Boyle
Global Product Champion, Henkel Electronics
Richard Boyle is a Global Product Champion at Henkel Electronics. He has over 25 years experience in the electronics assembly industry and is responsible for ...
Richard Burke
National Sales Manager, Datapaq
Mr Burke currently has eight years of thermal profiling experience in the Electronics Assembly industry including SMT, Wave, Curing, Wafer Bumping, Ceramics and a host ...
Richard D. Stadem
Advanced Engineer/Scientist, General Dynamics
Richard D. Stadem is an advanced engineer/scientist for General Dynamics and is also a consulting engineer for other companies. He has 38 years of engineering ...
Richard Heimsch
Director, Protean Marketing
Now a director at Protean Marketing, Mr. Heimsch has worked in the electronics industry 25+ years in a wide variety of international sales, marketing and ...
Richard Henrick
Quality Assurance/Regulatory Compliance Manager, Sanmina Corporation
Richard has 18 years experience in the medical electronics industry at both a contract manufacturer and OEM. His experience includes PWA and finished device manufacturing ...
Rick Jordan
Global TS&D Manager, Cytec Industries
Mr. Jordan is the Global Technical Service and Development Manager for Cytec Industries Formulated Resins supporting the electrical/electronic industry for 25 years supplying innovative high ...
Rick Kompelien
Principal Product Engineer, Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
30+ years of experience working with electronic and electro-mechanical manufacturing and design (medical, automotive, military, computer, and industrial controls). Military veteran - served as a ...
Rick Perkins
President, Chem Logic
Rick Perkins is a chemical engineer with more than 33 years of Materials & Processes experience. He has worked with Honeywell Aerospace in high-reliability manufacturing, ...
Robert "Bob" Lazzara
President, Circuit Connect, Inc.
Bob has been in PCB design and fabrication since 1976. He has held elected positions with the SMTA, is a member of the MSD Council, ...
Robert Boguski
President, Datest
Robert has 40 years of service in PCB and electronic system design, fabrication and assembly, test, and engineering, including X-ray/CT scanning for nondestructive failure analysis. ...
Robert Freid
President and Founder, Contract Manufacturing Consultants, Inc.
Robert Fried helps leading electronics OEM's develop world-class sourcing strategies for PCBA, cables, precision metals, plastics, modules and complete end-products. Other service areas are supplier ...
Roberta Foster-Smith
Senior Marketing Campaigns and Brand Specialist, Nordson ASYMTEK
Roberta has 25+ years of experience in marketing and communications for high-tech businesses. She is currently responsible for marketing campaigns and new product launches for ...
Rocky Hilburn
Product Manager, Insulectro
Microdrilling is a passion for Rocky Hilburn. His background and expertise encompasses: Test Methods for Flexible Circuits and Base Materials; Copper-Aluminum-Copper; Metallic substrate laminates; Embedded ...
Rodney Miller
Capital Equipment Operations Manager, Specialty Coating Systems
Rodney is currently Operations manager at SCS coatings, Global Leader in Parylene and Liquid Coating equipment. Rodney applies his BS in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from ...
Russell Shepherd
Laboratory Director, Microtek Laboratories
Shepherd is a Laboratory Director at Microtek Laboratories. He has been in the PWB industry for over 25 years in both manufacturing and testing. Shepherd ...
Sandip Thakor
Quality Engineer, Matrix Telecom Solution P Ltd
Sandip Thakor has 9 years of experience in electronics industry specializing in soldering technology. Thakor has experience in lead free installation, process optimization and developing ...
Scott Peters
Engineering Director, Europlacer
Over 20 years experience in automotive, defense, commercial SMT assembly and manufacturing, Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, SMTA Certified Process Engineer. ...
Scott Rushia
Sales Manager - Martin Products, Martin
Scott Rushia is a Sales Manager with Martin and is responsible for sales and service for Martin's rework and dispensing products. He has over 11 ...
Scott Wischoffer
Marketing Manager, Fuji America Corporation
Scott Wischoffer has been in the SMT industry since 1986 with experience in service, training, sales & applications, and marketing. ...
Simon G. Norman
International Director, EVS International
Simon G. Norman is the international director for EVS International, the Leader in Solder Recovery. ...
Simon Smith
Marketing Manager, Pillarhouse International Ltd
Mr. Smith has been in the electronics industry for over 30 years, the last 21 in the Selective Soldering field. He has progressed from electronics ...
Sjef van Gastel
Manager Advanced Development, Assembleon
Sjef van Gastel is manager of advanced development at Assembleon Netherlands B.V. He is responsible for technology roadmapping, technology investigations leading towards new machine concepts ...
Srivatsan Mani
Device Support Engineer, BPM Microsystems
Srivatsan Mani is responsible for algorithms and hardware that provide electrical and firmware capability to program non-voltaile memories. These Memories may be stand alone or ...
Stephanie Castorina
Manager, Environmental Programs, IPC
Stephanie Castorina has been the manager of environmental programs at the IPC since September 2008. She is responsible for monitoring environmental policies and communicating potential ...
Stephanie Nash
Director, Integrated Ideas & Technologies, Inc.
Stephanie Nash is the Director of Technical Services & Marketing for Integrated Ideas & Technologies, Inc., a premier manufacturer of SMT stencils. She has been ...
Stephen Schoppe
President, Process Sciences, Inc.
Stephen Schoppe is President of Process Sciences, Inc., and has 19 years experience providing SMT services to electronics manufacturers. Stephen provides consulting to several Fortune ...
Steve Arneson
National Business Manager, ASC International
Mr. Arneson has been working in the electronics industry since 1992. His primary focus revolves around educating manufacturers as to the true value-add SPI and ...
Steve Cook
Director of Product Technology, Techspray
Steve Cook is the Director of Product Technology at Techspray, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and a leading manufacturer of chemical products for ...
Steve Hall
President, EKRA America
Mr. Hall has spent the last 20 years in the electronics manufacturing industry. He started at Motorola specializing in the development of screen printing and ...
Steve Hrycko
Head of Manufacturing, Arc-Tronics
Steve Hrycko is an engineer with over 33 years of experience in electronics and micro-electronics manufacturing serving the military aerospace, medical and industrial markets. He ...
Steve Pollock
Vice President, Essemtec USA
Steven Pollock has worked in the industry for OEMs, and large CMs before moving to application Sales. Pollock has been working in SMT industry for ...
Steve Stach
President, Austin American Technology
Founder and President of AAT. Steve holds numerous patents and has authored numerous research papers and articles in cleaning and soldering. Steve is a founding ...
Sven Bock
Director of Quality / CLSSMBB, FCT Companies
Mr. Bock has worked in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry since 1996. He has extensive experience in the PCB manufacturing industry along with PCB Assembly. He ...
Swaroop Pawar
PCBA Industrialization, Schneider Electric
Have 18 years of experience in electronic Industrialization. Specialties in PCB Design & manufacturing process, PCBA Process Development and Continuous Improvement. ...
T.J. Hughes
Manufacturing Engineer, Esterline Interface Technologies
Mr. Hughes has been in the electronics manufacturing field for 20 years. Operating the processes and as a manufacturing engineer for the last 14 years. ...
Terry Jeglum
President/CEO, Electronic Technology Corporation
Mr. Jeglum has 35+ years experience and is the founder of Electronic Technology Corporation. He is responsible for 22 years of program management for the ...
Terry Munson
President/Senior Technical Consultant, Foresite
Mr. Munson, President and Founder of Foresite, has extensive electronics industry experience applying Ion Chromatography analytical techniques to a wide spectrum of manufacturing applications. ...
Tim Jensen
Product Manager, Advanced Assembly Materials, Indium Corp.
Timothy Jensen is the Product Manager for Indium Corporation's PCB Assembly Materials and has spent over a decade troubleshooting and optimizing SMT process lines. Having ...
Tim O'Neill
Director of Product Management, AIM
Timothy O'Neill is the Director of Product Management for AIM Solder. AIM Solder is a leading global manufacturer of assembly materials for the electronics industry. ...
Tim Von Werne
Chief Technical Officer, Semblant
Tim von Werne is responsible for the company's technical roadmap, Research and Development strategy and New Product and Process development. Prior to joining Semblant, Tim ...
Tod Cummins
Director of Corporate Quality Assurance, Delta Group Electronics Inc.
Tod has been working in the Aerospace Electronics Industry for 25 years, beginning with 4+ years working for PCB fabricator ending as the Quality Manager ...
Todd O'Neil
National Sales and Marketing Manager, North America, Business Development Manager, DAGE | X-Ray component counting
Mr. O'Neil has been in the electronics manufacturing industry for over 20 years. ...
Tom Bergeron
Product Manager, KIC
Tom Bergeron is a Product Manager at KIC with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He spent many years in Field Service and ...
Tom Forsythe
Vice President, Kyzen Corporation
Mr. Forsythe is a recognized expert in cleaning chemistries and processes. Tom has a Bachelor's in Applied Mathematics & Engineering from the US Naval Academy. ...
Tom Herndon
Sales Manager, SCHUNK Electronic Solutions
Tom Herndon is Sales Manager for SCHUNK Electronic Solutions' Depaneling equipment. He has become an expert on all things to do with Depaneling and can ...
Tom Schardt
Industrial Engineer, Red Lion Controls, Inc.
Tom Schardt has been an Industrial Engineer with Red Lion Controls since 1988 with a degree in Electronics Engineering. He has held the positions of ...
Tony Lentz
Field Applications, FCT Assembly
Tony has worked in the electronics industry since 1994. He worked as a process engineer at a circuit board manufacturer for 5 years. Since 1999, ...
Umit Aslantas
Sr. Manufacturing Engineer , Makersan LTD Co.
Umit has been a PCBA production engineer for over 10 years. He is experienced in screen printing, pick and place, reflow profiling, AOI, and conformal ...
Umut Tosun
Application Technology Manager, Zestron America
Mr. Tosun has published numerous technical articles. As an active member of the SMTA and IPC organizations, Mr. Tosun has presented a variety of papers ...
Wade Gay
Applications Engineer, Finetech
Wade has worked at Finetech as an Applications Engineer for 15 years. He supports reworking and die bonding customers in their applications and processes, installations, ...
Walter Burgess
VP, Engineering, Power Technology, Inc.
For 23 years Walter has managed engineering efforts at Power Technology (one of the oldest laser companies in the world). Primary expertise is around semiconductor ...
Walter Pierowski
Process Engineer, Esterline Interface Technologies
Mr. Pierowski is currently a Process Engineer for SMT and Electrical Assembly with 20+ years of experience. A majority of the experience was based in ...
Watson Tseng
General Manager, SHENMAO America, Inc.
Mr. Tseng currently leads the R&D team in development of solder paste and flux. He is involved in the approval of lead-free solder paste and ...
Wayne Wagner
President, Krayden Inc.
Wayne Wagner has over 25 years in the conformal coating industry and is the president of Krayden Inc., a leading distributor of engineered materials. ...
Yash Sutariya
Sutariya, Saturn Electronics Corporation / Saturn Flex Systems
With almost thirty years of experience in the bare printed circuit board industry, Yash Sutariya holds Management positions at both Saturn Electronics Corporation and Saturn ...
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