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October 2017 meeting

The Huntsville Chapter SMTA would like to invite you to our next meeting on Oct 19  5:00-7:00pm to bring a discussion of Cleaning Agent Design to you.
Speaker Info:
Chelsea Jewell has been a Process Development Engineer at KYZEN Corporation for 5 years. She earned a Chemical Engineering Technology Degree from Austin Peay University in 2012. She specializes in developing cleaning processes focused on metal compatibility concerns.
A Guide to a Multi-Metal Safe Cleaning Agent Design
Multi-metal connections, tighter pitch and lower standoff gaps have now become the norm due to sophisticated manufacturing techniques. These design characteristics have increased the importance of using a well-matched cleaning agent.  Compatibility issues with the cleaning agent could mean the loss of a connection and failure of the final product. The cleaning agent must be formulated to clean the entire assembly while protecting all sensitive materials.  The purpose of this presentation is to compare cleaning agent characteristics with the effect on advanced packages to determine an ideal cleaning process.

5:00 – 5:30 networking
5:30 – 6:00 dinner
6:00 – 6:45 intro & presentation
6:45 – 7:00 wrap-up

Mark C. Smith Conference Center (2nd floor, East Tower)
See attached map
Menu catered by Adtran Services:
Build Your Own Sandwich Buffet
Premium deli meat tray of ham, roast beef and turkey
Assorted sliced cheeses
Fresh sliced tomato and lettuce
Garden fresh tossed salad and dressings
Choice of one deli specialty salad
Seasonal vegetable tray and dip
Seasonal fresh fruit salad
Bakery breads and rolls
Double Chocolate Brownie Bites | 3.00
$5 for SMTA Members
$10 Non-Members who RSVP by Monday Oct 16, 2017
$15 Non-Members who Do Not RSVP by Monday Oct 16, 2017
Huntsville Chapter SMTA RSVP– send email to



2017 Chapter Officer Elections

We are currently gathering officer candidates for the election this fall.

Please contact us if you would like to run for office of the Huntsville Chapter at

Below is a listing of the officers and duties:

Chapter President

Job Description: Promotes and supports the objectives of the SMTA at the Chapter level. Provides leadership to the other officers and members. Develops the overall plan for chapter growth. Presides at all meetings of the Chapter, arranges for the holding of Chapter meetings, including the annual business meeting at which the election results will be announced. Draws up and submits an annual report to the Director of Chapter Relations outlining the activities of the Chapter for the preceding year, and to oversee various other tasks as may be required of President of an organization. Has power to appoint all necessary standing and special committees and to delegate such of his duties as he may see fit to other individuals. Attends the Annual and General Meeting of the Association, the Chapter Leadership FORUM, as well as Chapter Officer Meetings, when possible, or sends another officer to represent the Chapter. Approximately 8 hours per month.


Chapter Vice President

Job Description: Is responsible for technical program planning or to oversee the formation of a program committee. VP is responsible for securing and following through with all speaker arrangements. Follows through on additional specific assignments suggested by the President. Performs all the duties of the President in the event of the President's absence, illness, resignation, or incapacity. Approximately 4 hours per month.


Chapter Secretary

Job Description: Maintains a roster of all members of the Chapter. Keeps minutes of the meetings of the Chapter Leadership Team and works with the Webmaster on meeting announcements and communications. Performs the duties of the President in the event of the absence, illness, resignation, or incapacity of both the President and the VicePresident. Approximately 3 hours per month.


Chapter Treasurer

Job Description: Receives all monies paid into the Chapter and pays out funds as are authorized by the officers. Submits quarterly financial reports to Headquarters. Performs the duties of the President in the event of the absence, illness, resignation, or incapacity of the three other officers. Approximately 2 hours per month.

Professional of the Year - Huntsville Association of Technical Societies

Congratulations Janet!

We are proud to announce that Janet Cross, our VP for the Huntsville Chapter of SMTA was selected as the Professional of the Year for 2017 for Huntsville Chapter SMTA at the Huntsville Association of Technical Societies awards banquet.

In addition to serving/volunteering/mentoring as Vice President of the Huntsville Chapter of Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), Janet Cross strives to promote cutting-edge technology events for our local chapter of SMTA.  This involves maintaining a pulse on emerging technology that is relevant to the SMTA chapter and locating eloquent and timely technical speakers for our technical events.  An example is locating a speaker on the topic of Additive Manufacturing or also referred to as 3D printing for our meetings.


Janet also enjoys serving with volunteer groups such as “Room in the Inn”. Other civic efforts include establishing and mentoring the young professionals of the A&M student chapter of the Society of Logistic Engineers (SOLE), mentoring Huntsville elementary school classes via readings, and teaching at the Girl’s in Science workshop (which is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) event).  

Chapter Calendar of Events
Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
October 19, 2017
05:00 pm
A Guide to a Multi-Metal Safe Cleaning Agent Design Adtran Mark C. Smith Conference Center (2nd floor, East Tower) 256-656-2155   Cheryl Campbell

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Jon M. Roberts  (Sanmina)
Phone : 256-858-0511

Vice President : Janet L. Cross  (US Government)
Phone : 256-221-0728

Secretary : Chelsea Jewell  (KYZEN Corporation)
Phone : 615-983-4567

Treasurer : Cheryl Campbell  (All Points Logistics)
Phone : 256-379-2295

Newsletter Editor (Appointed) : Chelsea Phillips  (Sanmina Corporation)
Phone : 256-479-4918

Board Liaison : Richard Henrick (Sanmina Corporation)
Phone Contact : 256-882-4579

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter


KYZEN Corporation

Corporate Members of our Chapter

AGI Corporation

ITM Consulting

Sanmina Corporation

STI Electronics, Inc.

Syncro Corp

Teledyne Printed Circuits


SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO ITW EAE Jabil Circuit Sdn. Bhd. Keysight Technologies KYZEN Sdn. Bhd. Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NCAB Group USA NEO Technology Solutions Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems Vexos ZESTRON Americas

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SMTA Headquarters
6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone 952.920.7682
Fax 952.926.1819