SMTA Announces Certified Engineers

May 08, 2012

The SMTA proudly announces seven engineers recently received SMTA Certification for SMT Processes at a certification event held March 28-30, 2012 at Logic PD Corporate Office in Eden Prairie, MN.  The SMTA Certification program is unique as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level. 

2012 SMTA Certified Engineers:
Matthew Bonweg, L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems
Chad Moua, Logic PD
Loi Pham, Logic PD
Charlie Riel, Ayrshire Electronics Minnesota
Ed Russ, Ayrshire Electronics Minnesota
Simon Shin, Logic PD
James Tully, Shure Incorporated

Each SMTA Certification program is a three-day offering consisting of a 1.5-day refresher workshop on topics in SMT Processes or Six Sigma/Greenbelt.  The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination.

Upcoming Certification Opportunities:

June 12 - 14 (Processes)
Libra Industries, Inc., Mentor, OH
September 18-20 (Processes)
Paradigm Contract Mfg. LLC, Garden Grove, CA
October 16 - 18 (Processes or Six Sigma/Green Belt)
Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, FL
In conjunction with the SMTA International Conference and Electronics Exhibition (SMTAI)

SMTA Certification is intended for manufacturing and process engineers. Additionally, production, design, test and quality engineering personnel, as well as SMT assembly managers who want to confirm their current competence at a fundamental level of overall process technology should also consider participating.

For information on certification or to register, contact Patti Hvidhyld at 952-920-7682 or, or visit

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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