SMTA Welcomes New Board Members

Dec 03, 2010

Minneapolis, MN - The SMTA is pleased to announce its election results for the Board of Directors for the term that began at SMTA International (October 24-28, 2010).

Michelle Ogihara, Seika Machinery, Inc.; David Steele, Da-Tech Corporation; and Brian Toleno, Ph.D, Henkel Corporation; were elected to the Planning Committee. Marie Cole, IBM, was re-elected and now serves as Vice President of Technical Programs.

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, Dr. Kola Akinade, Cisco Systems. Planning Committee members include: Chair, Jeff Kennedy, Celestica; Dr. Denis Barbini, Universal Instruments Corporation; and Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee, Indium Corporation.

The SMTA bids a fond farewell to departing Directors Bill Barthel, Plexus Corp.; Joe Belmonte, ITM Consulting; and Dr. Laura Turbini, Research in Motion. 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: joann@smta.org 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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