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ITM's Bob Klenke to Deliver Keynote at SMTA Atlanta Expo

Mar 15, 2010

Overview of worldwide electronics industry trends.

DULUTH, GA - The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) announced today that Bob Klenke will present the keynote address at its 14th annual SMTA Atlanta Expo on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the Gwinnett Civic Center in Duluth, Georgia. The SMTA Atlanta Expo is a free, one-day event for the electronics industry featuring a trade show, technical presentations, free lunch on the show floor, and a charity raffle.

An industry expert with more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, Klenke's address, "State of the Electronics Assembly Industry," will provide an overview of domestic and international electronics industry trends, competitive practices, and emerging technologies with an emphasis on growth opportunities for America's electronics assembly industry.

Klenke will also present "Selective Soldering 101: Methodology for Evaluating and Qualifying a Selective Soldering System," a review of foundational principles and methodology for evaluating and selecting the best-fit selective solder process for a given application.

Bob Klenke is a consultant for the printed circuit board assembly industry and a staff member of ITM Consulting. His area of responsibility includes working with OEMs and CEMs to solve assembly problems and optimize facility operations. Bob also holds the position of managing director with ITM Marketing, a full-service technical marketing and market research firm.

For more information on exhibiting or attending, please visit

About ITM Consulting and Marketing:

ITM Consulting helps companies of all sizes to improve, certify and enhance their electronics assembly processes, outsourcing needs, equipment selection, and to avoid or resolve critical business challenges.

ITM Marketing is a full-service market research and marketing communications firm offering comprehensive technical marketing and business development services to companies within the electronics assembly industry. For more information, visit

About SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association):

The SMTA, established in 1984, is a non-profit international association of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations. The association is dedicated to the advancement of the electronics industry through member education and interaction. For more information, visit

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