SMTA Welcomes New Board Members

Nov 03, 2011

The SMTA is pleased to announce its election results for the Board of Directors for the term that began at SMTA International (October 16-20, 2011).

Raiyomand Aspandiar, Ph.D., Intel Corporation, and Scott Priore, Cisco Systems, Inc., were elected to the Planning Committee. Hal Hendrickson, Nordson DAGE was re-elected and continues to serve as Treasurer.

Those remaining on the SMTA Board of Directors include: President, Dan Baldwin, Engent Inc.; VP Technical Programs, Marie Cole, IBM; VP Communications, Tom Forsythe, Kyzen Corporation; VP Membership, Roy Starks, Libra Industries; Treasurer, Hal Hendrickson, Nordson DAGE; and Secretary Michelle Ogihara, Seika Machinery, Inc. Planning Committee members include: Chair, Jeff Kennedy, Celestica, Inc.; Raiyomand Aspandiar, Ph.D., Intel Corporation; Denis Barbini, Universal Instruments; Scott Priore, Cisco Systems, Inc.; David Steele, Da-Tech Corporation; and Brian Toleno, Henkel Corporation.

The SMTA bids a fond farewell to departing Directors Ning-Cheng Lee, Ph.D., Indium Corporation and Kola Akinade, Cisco Systems, Inc. They are congratulated for a job well done and given thanks for the years of dedication to the SMTA.

For more information on the SMTA Board of Directors election results, contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg: or 952-920-7682.

The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

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