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SMTA Capital Chapter Announces New Officers for the 2015 Term

Mar 30, 2015

Newsletter/Social Media Editor Allison Renae Jandu of NTS-Baltimore .

Newsletter/Social Media Editor Allison Renae Jandu of NTS-Baltimore .

VP of Technical Programs John Vaughan of Zentech Manufacturing.

VP of Technical Programs John Vaughan of Zentech Manufacturing.

The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce the officers for the 2015 term.  Brian A. Costanzo of DRS Signal Solutions serves as President.  Karen Walters Ebner of Raytheon Systems Company serves as Vice President.  Bert Horner of The Test Connection, Inc. serves as Secretary.  Fernando Rueda of Kyzen Corporation serves as Treasurer.  Tom O'Connor of DfR Solutions serves as VP of Membership.  Jessica Kreis of ZESTRON Americas serves as VP of Communications and Martin Anselm of Rochester Institute of Technology is the Board Liaison for the SMTA Capital Chapter.

New to the board this year are Newsletter/Social Media Editor Allison Renae Jandu of NTS-Baltimore and VP of Technical Programs John Vaughan of Zentech Manufacturing.  Mrs. Jandu is currently the Technical Sales Manager at NTS formally Trace Laboratories. She has a BS in Forensic Science from the University of Baltimore and has worked for Trace Labs since 2006. She is responsible for quoting, project management, and customer service for all accounts in MD, DC, VA, PA, NJ, and WV. In addition to her position at NTS, she also owns her own company, Social Football League, LLC, an organized sports league for adults.

Mr. Vaughan is currently Vice-President / Stakeholder at Zentech Manufacturing. in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the former President of Circuit Solutions LLC, and a former Director of Operations and Supply Chain Management for Benchmark Electronics. Mr. Vaughan is a widely recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the military C4ISR and aerospace sectors and serves on the IPC Executive Committee on Capitol Hill working to ensure the stability of the Defense Industrial Base. His bi-monthly column, “Mil/Aero Markets” is published online and in The PCB Magazine, SMT Magazine and Mil/Aero 007 magazine. He is active in the electronics industry in various capacities with SMTA, IPC, AFCEA, AUVSI, and the Reshoring Initiative.


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.  For more information or to join, please visit www.smta.org.

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