Recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to the
industry, as well as support and service to the SMTA.
This year, the
SMTA selects Charles E. Bauer Ph.D., TechLead Corporation, to receive
this prestigious award. SMTA and the electronics industry have benefited
immensely from Dr. Bauer's support over the years. His contributions of
leadership to the Oregon Chapter and Board of Directors, as well as
technical contributions such as founding the Pan Pacific
Microelectronics Symposium, have truly set the standard for bringing
global awareness to the SMTA.
MEMBER OF TECHNICAL DISTINCTION AWARD
Recognizes individuals who have made significant and continuing technical contributions to the SMTA.
year the Awards Committee selected Dudi Amir, Intel Corporation, as the
recipient of this prestigious award. Dudi Amir has been a senior
process engineer at Intel Corporation since 1994. He has been awarded 9
US patents in package and board technologies. Dudi is an authority on
two key technical concerns in the industry - Head on Pillow and Non-wet
Open defects for BGA solder joints. He has played an important role in
the SMTA International Conference as a speaker, chair and member of the
technical committee for several years as well as presenting many papers
and instructing workshops.
EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AWARD
Honors SMTA members who stand out as strong leaders in the Association.
The 2019 recipient of this award is Greg Kloiber, Ducommun.
Kloiber has been dedicated to the success of the SMTA for over 20
years. He has demonstrated his leadership experience in various roles on
the Wisconsin Chapter leadership team. Greg brings a high level of
energy, optimism, inclusiveness, and FUN to SMTA; key attributes for
increasing participation in the organization. The SMTA thanks Greg for
his many valuable years of service.
EXCELLENCE IN INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
Recognizes members who have provided outstanding support and leadership
to the SMTA's international members, chapters, or educational programs.The recipient selected for this award is Ivan Romo, SMarTsol
has been instrumental in growing the SMTA Guadalajara Chapter and
various activities all over Mexico since joining the leadership team in
2012. Mr. Romo continually advocates for SMTA participation, dedicating
his own company resources to support chapter needs when necessary.
Through his extensive network with local and international suppliers,
Ivan helped grow the Guadalajara Expo to the hugely successful event it
is today, supporting the major demand for networking and education as
manufacturing increases in Mexico.
SMTA+ CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Presented to Intel Corporation. As
a corporate SMTA member for 20 years, Intel Corporation has shown
support at every level of the association from supporting chapter and
board leadership positions to technical contributions for conferences,
committees, and most importantly their willingness to share technical
knowledge with others in the industry. They embody the SMTA mission by
encouraging employees to become members, attend meetings and share their
knowledge. Intel is most deserving of this honor.
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