"Over 25 women from the industry attended and shared experiences, bonded and simply enjoyed the delicious drinks and appetizers served. This gave us an opportunity to get to know one another in a relaxed and supportive environment," commented Ogihara.
All attendees agreed to make the reception an annual event to be held during each SMTA International. Of note, Matriarch Dr. Laura Turbini of Research in Motion, who spent much of her time during the reception encouraging all of the women, will be leaving the SMTA Board of Directors in her final year of service in this position. She will continue to support the SMTA in other volunteer groups and activities.
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.
Seika Machinery, Inc. (SMI) is a subsidiary of Seika Corporation, Japan and member of the Mitsubishi Global Group. SMI provides electronics manufacturers with advanced machinery, superior materials and engineering services.