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Program Manager Certified Professionals

 

EOS/ESD Association, Inc. is pleased to award Professional Program Manager Certification to the following individuals. (In alphabetical order)

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Jad Allam

Certified 2010

Jad Allam is a Process Development Engineering Manager at Applied Medical, California. He manages and assists team members in development projects from design through production phase. Jad also plans and implements procedures and systems to maximize operating efficiency. He expanded the software validation program for various departments within the company.

Jad created the ESD program for Applied Medical. He developed the appropriate documentation and training plan to ensure compliance with domestic and international standards. Jad graduated from Georgia Tech with a Master’s degree in Operations Research.

 

Richard Allman

Certified 2015

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Christopher Almeras

Certified 2009

Christopher Almeras is a Senior Specialist of Production Engineering for Denso Manufacturing Tennessee. He has spent the last five years working in the Body Electronics Division of Denso in Maryville, TN. Chris is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Prior to working for Denso, Chris worked in the Process Engineering Group for Diversified Systems in Indianapolis, IN.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending his time with his wife Melanie and their three children Trace, Tristan, and Reagan. He is also an avid fan of sports and westerns, and can usually be found in his chair watching one or the other.

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Katherine Bailey

Certified 2015

Katherine Bailey is a Specialist in Production Engineering at DENSO Manufacturing in Maryville, Tennessee.  She works in the Electronic Products Division supporting Surface Mount Device production lines, as well as transitioning into the role of ESD Coordinator.

Katherine came to DENSO after graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2014.  She is currently pursuing a MBA from Tennessee Tech University.

Outside of work, Katherine enjoys baking, shopping, and travelling.

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Matt Banning

Certified 2008

Matt Banning is a Senior Quality Engineer at Rockwell Automation in Mayfield Heights, OH.  As part of the corporate Quality Management Systems group, he works to consolidate best practices and drive standardization across the organization. He has developed several enterprise-wide applications to support the quality management system.  Matt has also created the corporate ESD program for Rockwell, as well as, the internal training course for facility level ESD Coordinators. He leverages his role as an ISO 9001 lead auditor and audit program coordinator to ensure that the ESD program is effectively implemented.

Matt is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), American Society for Quality (ASQ), and ESDA.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Case Western Reserve University.

 

Frank Biege

Certified 2014

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Chonlada Chalarat

Certified 2017

Chonlada Chalarat is an ESD Control Senior Engineer at Seagate Technology, Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand. Chonlada has been employed at Seagate since 2011 as an ESD Control Engineer.

Chonlada graduated with a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (2009) from Mahidol University, Thailand, then with a master degree in Engineering Management (Industrial Engineering) (2016) from Kasetsart University, Thailand.

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Sunisa Chobsri

Certified 2013

Sunisa Chobsri is an ESD Control Senior Engineer at Seagate Technology, Nakornratchasima, Thailand. She has been employed at Seagate since 2009 as an ESD Control Engineer.

Sunisa graduated her Master Degree in 2009 from Telecommunication Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand and her Bachelor Degree in 2006 from Telecommunication Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand.

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John Clack

Certified 2007

John has been employed with Trek, Inc. in Medina, NY, since 1979.  He is currently the International Accounts Manager for Trek, Inc., responsible for sales and distribution into Europe, Middle East, India, and South America.  Previous positions at Trek, Inc. include Sales Engineer, Customer Service Supervisor, Test Department Supervisor, and Test technician.  Prior to Trek, John was a Data Systems technician in the US Navy.

John has been a member of the ESDA since 2003 and also a member of the Materials Research Society (MRS) since 2003.

Interests outside of work include hunting, fishing, gardening, and of course home remodeling.

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Joe Collins

Certified 2014

Joe Collins is a Manufacturing Test Engineer and ESD Coordinator at General Dynamics Mission Systems in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Joe has provided GDMS with process improvements and solutions in production testing and ESD control since 2012. Prior to this, Joe received his Bachelor in Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA.

Besides building his professional career, Joe, with his wife Heather, have been blessed with three children: Daisy, Toriah, and Aben. He enjoys studying history, reading, exploring, hiking the highest peak of each state, and home projects.

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Minh Do

Certified 2008

Minh Do is currently the NASA/JPL Level A Instructor, Master IPC Trainer, and ESD Coordinator at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.  He has an MBA in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Management.  Minh is an iNARTE Certified ESD Engineer.  He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and received multiple ASQ Certifications:  Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Quality Improvement Associate, Quality Process Analyst, and Quality Inspection.

Minh is an active member of both NASA and IPC Workmanship Technical Committees. He is a Certified Master IPC Trainer for various workmanship standards: IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, and IPC-J-STD-001. He accomplished the translation work with IPC for the IPC-A-610 VN, a Vietnamese version of IPC-A-610 Standard.

Minh is living with his wife Huong and daughter Dorothy.  His hobbies include dining out, reading, exploring new technologies, and spending time with his big family.

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Kevin Duncan

Certified 2005

Kevin Duncan is an ESD Staff Engineer at Seagate Technology, Bloomington, MN. He has been employed at Seagate since 2005 and is responsible for controlling ESD in the Slider and Head Gimbal Assembly (HGA) processes.

Kevin has been a member of the ESD Association since 2000 and is currently a member of the ESDA Standards Committee, Technical and Administration Support Committee, and Working Group 9.0, Footwear.

Kevin graduated in 1998 from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, where here received his Bachelor of Science Degree.

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Jim Evevsky

Certified 2013

Jim is a Staff Engineer at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Rochester, New York. He is supporting key company objectives with respect to engineering design and project management in the implementation of capital projects. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Mentor, and Trainer leading many process improvements. Jim takes great pride in leading the ESD control program within the Manufacturing departments.

Jim received his BSEE degree from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Outside of work, Jim enjoys playing and watching many different sports and working on home improvement projects.

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Dale Fuller

Certified 2006

Dale Fuller has been employed at Seagate Technology in Longmont, California, since 1997. He is an ESD Staff Engineer, and only started working in the ESD field in 2005. He functioned as an automation engineer for most of his career.

Dale earned his B.S.E.E. from the University of Colorado in 1982.

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David Girard

Certified 2007

David Girard works as a Reliability Engineer for Honeywell Aerospace in Clearwater Florida.  He has been a member of the ESD Association since 1987.  Dave has been an iNARTE Certified Electrostatic Discharge Engineer since 1995.  Throughout his career, Dave has held various positions in Electronics Test, Reliability Engineering, Quality Engineering, and Quality Management.  Dave is a senior member of both the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ).  He is also ASQ certified in both Quality Engineering and Quality Auditing. 

Dave has a B.S.E. degree in Engineering from the University of South Florida.

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Dave Hattz

Certified 2008

David received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1989. He worked as a Project Engineer for Owens Corning in Amarillo Texas, developing automation systems and improving manufacturing processes. He currently works for B&W Technical Services, LLC., at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo Texas. His responsibilities include characterizing and mitigating ESD issues in the Pantex operating environments.

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Shane Heinle

Certified 2010

I am the ESD Coordinator at Digi-Key Electronics. I started as a Technical Support Specialist in 2004 and in 2009 my main focus shifted to create a certified ESD program at Digi-Key. Currently I maintain Digi-Key’s Certified ESD Program. I have been a member of the ESD Association since 2010 and I am currently a member of various working groups.

I graduated from Bismarck State College, Bismarck ND, in 2004 with an AAS in Electronics/Telecommunications Technology.

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Humberto Hernandez

Certified 2010

Humberto Hernandez is the Coordinator of ESD for International Rectifier at Tijuana facility. In 2008, he took the  responsibility of developing and implementing a continuous improvement program for ESD, EMI and EOS control for the diversity of Back-End manufacturing processes and equipments found within the facility. His attitude for constant education, skill development, and determination are the fundaments for his continued success and growth.

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Stephen Hilbert

Certified 2014

Stephen Hilbert is a System Engineer for Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. His current responsibilities include the characterization and mitigation of ESD issues specific to Pantex operations.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Texas Tech University.

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Stevan Hunter

Certified 2014

Stevan G. Hunter, PhD, has been an engineer in the semiconductor industry for 36 years.   He currently is Sr. Principal Reliability Engineer at ON Semiconductor in Pocatello, ID, USA.  He holds 2 US patents, and with 2 more pending.  Stevan started with a BS degree in Physics from BYU, then in recent years returned to grad school to complete an MS in Measurement and Control Engineering, and PhD in Engineering and Applied Science at Idaho State University.  He also enjoys  adjunct teaching and supervising student research for the electrical engineering departments of ISU and BYU-Idaho. 

Stevan is a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt through ASQ.  He is involved with a number of international conferences as a senior member of IEEE and member of IMAPS, and is on the training committee of ESDA.  Also is member of AVS, ASEE, ASTD, and is a jazz musician.  Stevan is currently serving as president of the Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering.

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Arnel Jalbuena

Certified 2013

Arnel has been employed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) since 2005 working at NASA/Johnson Space Center (JSC) serving as the Safety and Mission Assurance Lead Officer for the ESD Test and Verification Office.  He is responsible for ESD assessment and certification of JSC and contractor facilities that handle space flight hardware and critical ground support equipment.   In addition, he is a EEE Parts Engineer responsible for the selection, testing, and failure analysis of EEE parts for space flight hardware.  His responsibilities also include testing of all wires and cables for JSC manufactured space flight hardware.

Prior to joining SAIC, Arnel was an IRCA certificated QMS Lead Assessor and was the Certification Director for ABS QE Inc.  He also served as the Quality Manager for Innova Electronics. Arnel obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Matt Jane

Certified 2017

 

Matt Jane is a Quality Engineer at Tesla, Inc. Initially he was working on the Model S and X Drive Unit production quality, where Inverters were a key responsibility. He was appointed ESD Program Manager for the company and is implementing the ESD control plan across the various manufacturing and service sites.

With the ESDA TR53 and Professional Program Manager certifications acquired, Matt is now looking to get more involved in the ESD community specifically the areas of manufacturing and automotive applications.

Prior to joining Tesla, Matt graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communications) (Honors) and Bachelor of Computer Science.

Outside of work Matt likes to snow ski, hang out with friends, listen to music, watch TV and travel. 

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Tim Jeffries

Certified 2009

Tim Jeffries leads the Operations Centralized Process Engineering Group at Harris the Government Communications Systems Division.  He and his staff support the Development and Production Manufacturing Departments. As a 30+ year employee of Harris, Tim’s background includes roles in Production Engineering, Process Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

He is a past recipient of the Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award and the Harris General Manager’s Award.

Outside of work, Tim enjoys spending his time on the water wakeboarding with his wife Lisa and son John.

 

Scott Johnson

Certified 2015

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Joseph Kane

Certified 2014

Joe Kane is Senior Principal Engineer for BAE Systems in Endicott, New York, working in process engineering and supplier quality. He holds a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, and completed GE’s Manufacturing Management Program. He contributes to several IPC committees for design and fabrication of printed boards and electronic assemblies.

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Jearell Kelley

Certified 2012

Jearell Kelley, P.E., ESD Certified Professional Program Manager, has over thirty years experience in the electronic industry.  His duties have ranged from being the primary analog/digital designer of an Electromagnetic Pulse Assembly tester - a microprocessor-based instrument used by the U.S. Air Force, to being a Senior Electrical Systems Engineer on the Titan IV rocket at Vandenberg AFB.  Currently, during the day-time, he is an Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Specialty Engineer with Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. - A division of Honeywell Aerospace.  At night, he is a math, physics, and electrical engineering instructor at Colorado Technical University. 

He received a M.S. in Scientific Instrumentation from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.  He is a registered professional electrical engineer recognized by California and Colorado and a member of the Electrostatic Discharge Association. 

He enjoys hiking, documentaries, being with his family, working with young people, restoring old houses, and building his library in subjects such as electronics, history of science, and Christian apologetics - inclusive of multiple and diverse expert analyses.

 
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Alain Kessler

Certified 2015

Alain Kessler is working in the field of electrostatics more than 20 years. He was owner and chairman in the company Sirel Ltd., a company who was selling ESD products and ESD services to the customers to get a good electrostatic protected area. The focus was always on the technical part of the business. Today he is working in the company Safestatics Ltd. as an advisor and consultant. He use to organize workshops, trainings and audits in the field of electrostatics. For some customers Alain is working on behalf as an external ESD-Coordinator. He is member of ESDA since 2014 and as well, chairman of IEC TC101 Electrostatics, in Switzerland since 2009.

Alain graduated in 1997 in Production and Operation Engineer and received his Bachelor of Science degree. He is Quality System Manager, graduate in Master of advanced studies in Quality Leadership and is a Greenbelt in Lean Six Sigma.

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David Kirk

Certified 2014

David Kirk is currently a Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Hologic, Inc. Newark, DE site; starting in 2008.  David holds a BSEE from Drexel University, and is currently working to establish a sound ESD program for manufacture of cutting edge mammography x-ray detectors, based on thin film transistor arrays on glass substrate.  Similar to the flat panel display industry, this process has many challenges for ESD control and mitigation.  David has recently joined WG-21 to further the science of ESD in flat panel technology.

David was formerly employed by Agilent and HP for a combined 31 years, where he was involved in new product design; test, and manufacturing engineering.

David and his wife have 3 sons, 3 daughters in law, and 5 grandchildren.  He enjoys playing several musical instruments, woodworking, and hiking-camping.

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Brad Klepsa

Certified 2006

Brad Klepsa, Advanced Telemetry Systems, has quality management and engineering experience in the automotive, medical, communications, and software industries along with governmental agencies. He has applied quality methodologies, and implemented ISO 9001 and QS-9000 quality management systems in the areas of electronics, software, plastics, and machining for the past 16 years. Brad is trained as a lead auditor in QS-9000 and ISO 9001 and is an ASO Senior Member holding Certified Quality Manager, CQA, and CQE certifications.

Brad holds a BS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology and minors in Computer Science and Automotive Engineering Technology. Brad is one of the quality management trainers for South Central College in Faribault, MN.

Brad coaches/supervises community education football, baseball, basketball, and billiards.

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Marcus Koh

Certified 2006

Marcus Koh, Everfeed Technology Private Limited, with territory covering South-East Asia and People’s Republic of China. He has conducted Megasonic/Ultrasonic Training, ESD/ESA Contamination & Control seminars, and ESDA assessments and consultations for multi-national companies. He has also trained various engineers internally and externally on ESD Control, ANSI/ESD S20.20 methodology, and static control as per IEC61340-5-1.

Marcus graduated with First Class Honors with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. There he was awarded the PUB Book Prize for outstanding performance in the subject “Power Electronics and Drives.” He received a Letter of Commendation from the Dean of the School, and was ranked as among the best in his graduating class.

Marcus’ interests include jogging, windsurfing, weight-lifting, tennis swimming and classical music.

 

Andrew Kopanski 

Certified 2009

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Michelle Lam 

Certified 2008

Michelle Lam is an advisory engineer at IBM Tape Storage Characterization in San Jose, California. She has performed failure analysis on tape products with MR / GMR heads since 2000. She also has ESD control responsibility in the world wide tape head and drive manufacturing.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at University of Toronto, Ontario, and her master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, California. She has been a member of ESDA since 2005.

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Chris Lemke

Certified 2007

Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Management from the State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State Campus.  Currently he is an active member of the Trek, Inc. sales team, where he provides technical and application assistance to customers.  Since 1993, Chris has been affiliated with various sectors of the semiconductor / thin films industry, such as ENI Power Systems and Balzers, Inc.  Chris also served in the USAF as an Avionics Technician, repairing RF communication and navigation equipment. 

In addition to his membership with the Electrostatic Discharge Association, he is presently a member of the American Vacuum Society and the Electrostatics Society of America.  He presently holds an FCC General Radio Telephone license. 

Chris shares his love for the outdoors with his wife Deanne.  Chris' hobbies include auto sports (NHRA drag racing), sport shooting, hunting and fishing, and auto restoration.

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Timothy Maroni
Certified 2016


Tim has been the Engineering Supervisor for NRD Advanced Static Control (NRD, LLC) since 2011.  Along with engineering duties, he is also the Quality Manager, Facilities Supervisor, and IT Supervisor.  He is a veteran of the United States Navy Submarine Force, and holds a BSEE degree from the University of Vermont. Tim has been an ESDA member since 2014.

Outside of work, Tim is father to 3 kids, and enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, scroll saw woodworking, and golf.

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Stephen L. Martin

Certified 2010

Steve is presently a Project engineer for Lockheed Martin Corporation supporting the Space Station Program. His responsibilities include primary cable and electronics engineer as well as supporting the ESD program for the contract he is working.

Before this, he was an Electrical and Computer engineer at United Space Alliance in Houston TX. He was the lead engineer for a number of projects including an upgrade to the astronaut communication headset used for launch and return. Prior to this he worked as an electronic technician on Space Shuttle simulator avionics including the primary computer for the Space Shuttle.

Steve received his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Houston, Clear Lake.

Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Deanna and fulfilling his role as a pastor of a church near home.

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Chuck McClain

Certified 2015

Chuck is an ESD Engineer at Micron Technology Inc. and ESD Coordinator for Micron’s Boise Idaho Facility. He is a founding member of Micron’s Corporate ESD steering team which maintains Micron’s ESD Specifications. Chuck is the aco-chair for SEMI ESD. He is also a member of several ESDA working groups.

Interests outside of work include, hunting, fishing, hiking, Scottish Highland Games, and veteran outreach activities.

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Gary Mehrl

Certified 2015

Gary is an Technical Project Manager at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He has been with Rockwell Collins for 20 years in various Engineering, Operations, and Quality leadership positions.   Gary created the ESD Control Program for Rockwell Collins, and is currently the corporate ESD Program Manager for North America, with each location having an on-site ESD Coordinator.   He is also a certified Master of Lean Electronics at Rockwell Collins. 

Gary ‘s experience also includes significant work in the hard disk drive industry, where he held new product development/introduction (NPI), manufacturing engineering and leadership positions at Digital Equipment Corporation in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Gary received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Information Systems from Regis College, and also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Nova Southeastern University. 

Gary enjoys spending time with his family, boating, fishing, hunting, and classic cars.

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Doug Miller

Certified 2005

Doug Miller received an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of New Mexico in 1994 and a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1982. During this time, he earned Alpha Phi Sigma and Sigma Pi Sigma Scholastic Membership.

From ‘85 to ‘91, he was employed by defense contractors BDM Corporation, BDMMSC, and UIE. During this time, he was fully engaged in strategic defense initiative projects, small business innovative research prototype development, electrical overstress analysis of weapon systems, and operation, maintenance, and testing of weapon systems.

In 1993, he joined the Pantex Plant work force as an employee for Battelle Memorial Institute, where he was responsible for developing and disseminating electrical safety policy, and evaluation of facilities, equipment, testers, and manufacturing processes in nuclear explosive safety areas. He developed and provided demonstrations to customers, as well, as training classes for engineers and technicians. He was a technical advisor to national study groups and management. Since working at the Pantex Plant, he has been awarded the Defense Programs Award of Excellence, the Pantex Scientific Advancement Award, and twice awarded the Pantex Key Contributor Award.

In 2001, he transitioned to BWXT Pantex as a Section Engineer, where he provided technical and management leadership for the nuclear explosive electrical safety program at Pantex. He mentored and managed Pantex electrical engineers on the art of nuclear weapon electrical safety. He provided policy interpretation, management system design and implementation, guidance to engineers and technicians, customer service, and informational briefings. He was a qualified voting nuclear explosive safety study group member. Also, he was an advisor or member in numerous nuclear explosive safety studies and DOE explosive safety committee meetings. He was a subject matter expert for nuclear explosive safety study groups, explosive safety committees, defense nuclear safety facility boards, and the DOE. He created, produced, and managed computer modeling, analysis, and approvals for electrical concerns in Nuclear Explosive Areas.

In 2004, he became a technical staff member for Sandia National Laboratories located at the Pantex Tri-Laboratory Office. There he functions as a quality engineer for nuclear weapons manufacturing, surveillance, assembly of flight test units, assembly of laboratory test units, and laboratory testing of test units for all of the nuclear weapons programs. Mr. Miller serves as a qualified voting nuclear explosive safety study group member and electrostatic discharge control management expert advisor for nuclear explosive safety studies.

Outside of work he enjoys supporting and working with grade school and high school children in sports, religion, and arts. Doug and his wife, Julie, have been married for 20 years and have four children, one in high school and three in grade school.

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Ronnie Millsaps

Certified 2009

Ronnie Millsaps is currently a Global Quality Assurance Manager for Jabil Inc., a contract manufacturer based in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Starting as a Manufacturing supervisor he has had several Quality Engineering roles in plant operations and on a Global Business Development team. In the last five years he has been able to travel to Jabil sites world wide, helping establish new manufacturing locations for Cisco. Currently responsible at four legacy sites for rollout and compliance to customer documents, ESD process capability knowledge became a necessity with the customer’s release of a corporate procedure.

In his time away from work, he enjoys taking his daughter fishing, watching sporting events and rooting for the Florida Gators.  Ronnie and his wife Lisa have been married for 18 years and have one daughter, Hayley.

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Younchul Oh

Certified 2010

Younchul Oh is the Contamination Control Group Leader for Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.  He is responsible for ESD control, Particle defect control and Cleanroom operations on the OLED and LCD manufacturing lines.   Prior to this role, Younchul was an engineer at Samsung Electronics where he was responsible for Ultra-Pure Water. Younchul Oh has a Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Outside of work, Younchul enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids, and books.

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Greg O’Sullivan

Certified 2014

Greg works as a  Senior Quality Assurance Engineer  at  Micron Semiconductor Inc.      He has worked in the Semiconductor field for 20+ years,  in a  variety of Test and QA engineering roles.   
For the past eight years Greg has been specializing in ESD and Latchup memory device testing and manages a  group that focuses on packaged parts ESD testing.   He is also involved in factory ESD control at Micron, and serves on the Micron Corporate ESD Technical Council.  

Greg earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from  Seattle University.   He is an  iNARTE certified ESD Engineer and an ESD Association certified Program Manager.
He is married and has 3 daughters, and in his spare time enjoys include sailing, hiking, visiting hot springs, fly fishing. 

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Tim Peterson

Certified 2009

Tim Peterson is the Manufacturing Group Leader for Cameron Health, Inc.  He is responsible for the operations on the manufacturing line while producing subcutaneous implantable defibrillators.  Prior to this role, Tim was a Senior Industrial Engineer, also at Cameron Health, where he was responsible for facility and clean room construction, validation, and maintenance, process improvements and manufacturing engineering support, as well as updating the company ESD procedures and processes.  Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Outside of work, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, camping, and flying

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Timothy Prass

Certified 2005

Timothy Prass is a Senior Quality Engineer with Raytheon Technical Services Co., LLC. There he is a divisional AS9100 Lead Internal Auditor, Site and Divisional ESD Lead.  He is the acting Administrative Lead of the Raytheon Corporate ESD Council, which is currently implementing a corporate-wide ESD policy and specification.

Timothy has 25 years experience in design and manufacturing of electromechanical products with Trane Air Conditioning Co., United Technologies - Carrier, and Raytheon.

He earned his B.S.M.E. from Michigan State University,and MBA from Butler University.

Timothy is the working group chair of WG13, Hand Tools; secretary of WG 53, Compliance Verification; a statistics lead for the design and conduct of interlaboratory testing; and a member of the Standards Committee.

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Doug Rogers

Certified 2009

Doug Rogers currently manages the Skills Training program at Harris Government Communication Systems Division.  In his 28 years at Harris, Doug has been a Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, and an Engineering Manager.  He is a past recipient of the Harris General Manager’s Award and Engineering Award.

He is a member if various IPC committees in the Assembly and Jointing and Product Assurance areas.

Doug received a BSIE from The University of Florida and an MS in Statistics from Georgia Tech.

 

Jeff Salisbury

Certified 2006

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Michael Schumacher

Certified 2014

Michael Schumacher received his BSEE in 1986 from California State University Long Beach. He has worked in the USA for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Southern California Edison, and Purvis Systems. In Europe he has worked for ABB, Elcoteq, and Enics, all in Turgi, Switzerland. Over the years he has held positions in semiconductor research, systems engineering, test engineering, microprocessor technique instruction, technology management, life cycle project management, supply chain management, and ESD coordination. Currently he is the strategic buyer/supply quality manager for PCBs, and ESD coordinator for Enics Switzerland.

Michael has been active with ESD topics since 1994 and a member of the ESDA since 2010. He received his iNARTE ESD Technician certification in 2012. He is active in many IEEE societies (CPMT, ED and the Reliability Society) and is one of the authors of the IEEE standard on PHM (Prognostics and Health Management). His hobbies include skiing, running and family research.

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Raymond Sietereales 

Certified 2017

Known among associates as Bong, he is the ESD SME at ADI Philippines and its External Suppliers/Subconstractors across Asia Pacific for manufacturing processes and controls. He has been to many big name companies to perform assessments and help improve controls in preventing unwanted ESD events.

Bong began his career in the semiconductor industry in 1991 right after completing his Electronics and Communications Engineering degree at the top echelon of his class at the Mapua Institute of Technology in the Philippines. In 2006, he was entrusted to oversee ADI Philippines’ ESD program.

A passionate, keen learner and a hands-on professional, he has earned his iNARTE ESD Engineer certification in 2010. He has been an active member of the ESD Association and Technical Committee of the Asia Regional chapter.     

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Brian Simon

Certified 2015

Brian is the Group Leader for the Process Engineering Team within the Space and Intelligence Systems Segment at Harris Corporation.  He has led several teams including New Product Introduction, Development Manufacturing and Full Rate Production Programs.  His experience covers DoD programs as well as Commercial Electronics.   He received his BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.  

When not working Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

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Inderjit Singh

Certified 2014

Inderjit Singh is the Director / Co-Owner of S’pore based Cesstech (S) Pte Ltd which deals with the supply of Microcontamination & ESD products & services for Ultra clean environments & processes . 

He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of contamination control and  Static charge control in Cleanrooms . His expertise and experience lie in the field of cleanroom performance testing & certification, performance of ESDC testing & audits and the sales, service and selection of ESD products .

He has been actively involved in presenting papers & conducting training on Critical Environment(s) testing, ESD Controls and ESD Program Management to end users in a myriad of industries .Additionally he has contributed and published several technical articles on ESD and Cleanroom Testing .     

Academically, he has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA . Professionally he is a NEBB (National Environmental Balancing Bureau) Certified Cleanroom Performance Testing Professional (#3180) & iNARTE Certified ESD engineer (#328) .

 

Jay Skolnik

Certified 2012

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Matt Strickland

Certified 2015

Matt is currently the ESD Program Manager for L3 Telemetry and RF Products in San Diego CA. He has been involved in the site ESD control since 2009 and in 2011 was named as the Chair for the L3 Communications Inc. ESD resource team.

Matt joined the L3 Communications team in 1997 after retiring from 20 years of Naval service. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety from Columbia Southern University in 2013.

Matt has been a member of the ESD Association since 2009 and is currently a Standards Committee Member and serves on several Standards Sub-committees.

As a certified ESD Program Manager, Matt’s goal is to be able not only to strengthen his local divisions ESD control program, but to provide guidance and assistance to other divisions within L3 Communications in the development or strengthening of individual plant ESD controls and processes.

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Patsawat Tachamaneekorn

Certified 2007

Patsawat Tachamaneekorn is an ESD Program Manager at Seagate Technology, Teparuk, Thailand. He has been employed at Seagate since 1995 as an ESD & Contamination Control Engineer. Patsawat has been a member of the ESD Association since 1999 and has worked on translating ESD Association's standard documents into Thai. Most recently ANSI/ESD S20.20 - 2007.  As well as being the first Thai who got an ESD Certified Professional Program Manager, Patsawat is also the first Thai who got NARTE Certified ESD Engineer.

Patsawat earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration from Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand, and his Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering from Assumption University, Thailand.

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Chin Siang Tay

Certified 2013

Known among associates as Tay or CS, he has been based in Suzhou since 2001 with China's largest manufacturer and provider of ESD control and critical environment (CE) solutions, the Canmax Group.

Tay began his career in the CE industry in 1995 in Malaysia when he was entrusted to set up and operate an ISO class 4 cleanroom laundry. Tay later set up and operated two other cleanroom laundries in China, rendering services to the world's leading names in the HDD, semiconductor, FPD, EMS, and other CE businesses.

A keen learner and a hands-on professional, Tay has learned from experts across a diversity of industries. He is an active member of the IEST working groups and recognizes the importance and need for a more systematic approach to ESD control, particularly in China's massive manufacturing base, hence his decision to participate in the certification program of ESDA.

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Thomas Terk

Certified 2015

Tom Terk is a Manufacturing Program Leader at GE Healthcare Global X-ray Detectors in North Greenbush, NY.  He leads the Refurbishment Operations for digital X-Ray detectors produced for various GE products, both medical and non-medical. In addition, he is the site ESD Team Leader and manages projects to expand the scope of refurbishment operations at the site.

Tom has extensive experience in the flat panel display and digital X-Ray detector industries, having served in various technical, process engineering, and supervisory roles at GE Global Research, OIS Optical Imaging Systems, and GE Healthcare.

When off work, Tom enjoys camping, visiting with children and grandchildren, working on his classic car, and making home improvements.

Tom has an A.A.S. in Chemistry from SUNY in Cobleskill, NY, a B.S. in Management from University of Phoenix, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

 

Arman Vassighi

Certified 2015

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Luis Velazquez

Certified 2006

Luis Velazquez graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico in June 2004, with a major in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Process Instrumentation and Automation.

He works as a Manufacturing Engineer for Curtis Instruments at the Carolina, Puerto Rico, Manufacturing site. Working as part of one of the industry’s leaders in motor speed controllers, he was in charge of various manufacturing lines, including the 1244 Motor Controller, which is used in applications such as fork lifts, personnel carriers, and other industrial vehicles.

During March 2006, he began the preparations to complete the ESDA’s ESD Certified Professional-Program Manager certification by first attending the two tutorial courses offered at Austin, Texas: Cleanroom Considerations for the Program Manager and Air Ionization Issues and Answers. Later, taking advantage of the different scheduled tutorials given by the ESDA, he was able to take the other courses required for the certification, learning lots of information from the instructors while meeting and making some good friends along the way.

He continues to be in charge of some manufacturing lines at Curtis Instruments, while at the same time being in charge of developing and upholding their ESD Control Procedure, researching and implementing further improvements in their ESD control strategies as part of his company’s continuous improvement efforts.

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Scott Ward

Certified 2016

Scott Ward joined Texas Instruments in 2007 to work in the field of device-level ESD testing and ESD standards development. His work expanded to factory ESD control, ESD safe handling practices and EOS analysis. Prior to joining Texas Instruments, Scott worked for Cypress Semiconductor from 2001-2007. At Cypress Semiconductor, his work included ESD and Latch-up design and characterization; as well as device testing standards development. He began his career at ZiLOG in 1995, designing on-chip ESD protection networks. Since 2003, he has been a member of the ESDA Working Group 5 standards committee (device testing). Scott joined the JEDEC ESD standards task group in 2005. Scott has attending every EOS/ESD Symposium since his first in 1996. Scott is currently on the STDCOM and TAS within the ESDA standards organization and a member of the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) ESD and Latch-up sub-teams. Scott co-leads the ESDA-JEDEC JS-001 HBM joint, the AEC Q100-002 HBM and the AEC Q100-011 CDM committees. Since 2012, Scott is on the ESDA Board of Directors. Scott is an iNARTE certified ESD Engineer.  He has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho (2002) and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University (1992).

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Dennis Wells

Certified 2014

Dennis Wells is a Reliability/Quality Engineer at MACOM Technology Solutions, a leading provider of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave applications headquartered in Lowell, MA. Along with being MACOM’s ESD Control Program Coordinator, he is responsible for qualifying compound semiconductor devices prior to new product release.

Dennis graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, MA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and from the University of New Hampshire, Manchester/Durham, NH with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Outside of work Dennis is an avid scuba diver. He enjoys road and mountain biking. He also is a semi-pro electric bassist.

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Eric Williams

Certified 2009

Eric Williams owns the company REIA Limited which is a manufacturer’s representative in Asia. He works out of his office in Japan where he has lived since 2001. He represents Desco Industries, PACE Incorporated and Trek Japan. He provides sales support and technical training to their distributors in most countries in Asia. He has a MA in Anthropology and a BA in Anthropology and Japanese. Prior to studying Anthropology he completed 3 years in mechanical engineering.

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Kep Pen Yan

Certified 2007

Kep Pen Yan is a senior manager in the Quality Management department in Infineon Technologies Malaysia. He has 27 years of experience in the semiconductor packaging industry, mainly in reliability testing and failure analysis. In 1995, he undertook additional responsibility as the ESD Coordinator for the semiconductor packaging plant in Malaysia, an appointment he has held ever since. He heads a highlymotivated team in Infineon Technologies Malaysia and together they have made tremendous improvement and breakthroughs in ESD protection. He is the site trainer on ESD related topics for Infineon Technologies Malaysia. His experience and knowledge in the field validates his representation of Infineon Malaysia in the Infineon World Wide ESD team. He is also the Infineon ESD representative for customers in the Asia Pacific region. He has provided numerous ESD training to customers and also supported many customers on ESD assessment of their production lines.

KP Yan is a member of the ESD Association since 2001. To date, he has contributed four technical papers to the EOS/ESD Symposium.

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Soon Guan Yon

Certified 2014

SoonGuan Yon (or SG Yon) has been working in the Semicon Back-End (Test, Burn-In, Packing and Logisitics) Operations since 1988 with Freescale Semiconductor (previously called Motorola SPS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For the last 10 years, he has been primarily dealing with Packing  of ICs at primary, secondary and tertiary level to ensure protection from environment including ESD events.

He graduated with honours  in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University, Australia and an MBA from UCSI University, Malaysia.

Outside of work, he enjoys scuba diving, swimming and reading.

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Yong Hoon (Joshua) Yoo

Certified 2011

Joshua Yoo has been involved in the static control industry since 1994 and started his own company, CORE INSIGHT, INC. for advanced static control products and services based in Korea. Joshua has been a member of ESD Association since 2000 and active as a SEMI ESD Taskforce Member. He serves global electronic companies to improve yield, quality and reliability issues. He has experience with micro contaminations control and invented alternative ionization technology for FPD industry. He is an iNARTE certified ESD Engineer and an ESD Association certified Program Manager.

Joshua Yoo is founder and president of the Korea Chapter of ESD Association.

Outside of work, Joshua enjoy play golf, camping and relax at home with his family.

Instructors

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Ronald Gibson

 
Ron Gibson specializes in manufacturing process control, training, and facility certification in accordance with ANSI/ESD S20.20. He is well known internationally as an outstanding ESD practitioner and as a major contributor to ESD technology since 1987. He is Celestica International’s Global Engineering Consultant and Corporate ESD Program Manager. He provides ESD technical guidance to all Celestica manufacturing sites, worldwide. Ron is highly experienced in manufacturing technology, packaging and all areas of ESD control in the electronic manufacturing process.

Ron is active in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as the Standards Council of Canada’s (SCC) national representative. In his position as Chair for IEC Technical Committee (TC) 101, Working Group 5, the important ESD Program Standard IEC 61340-5-1 and Handbook IEC 61340-5-2 were fully redeveloped to be technically equivalent to ANSI/ESD S20.20. He served as the ESD Association’s Standards Chair for 10 years and has been a member of the ESD Association since 1988. He has been active in several standards development committees, a contributor to and past General Chairman of the EOS/ESD Technical Symposium, and served in every association officer’s position, including consecutive terms as Treasurer and ESDA President. As a co-founder and developer of the Professional ESD Program Manager Certification program, Ron has lectured and taught a variety of ESD courses internationally for major corporations and professional associations.

Ron received the ESD industry’s highest award, the ESDA Outstanding Contribution Award, for his innovation and extensive list of technical contributions. In particular, he chaired the development and launched the ESD Association’s Facility ESD Certification program based on the ANSI/ESD S20.20 standard. This important benchmark is designed to confirm the effectiveness of a facility’s ESD control program and reduce losses, manufacturing costs, and enhance product reliability. ESD Program Certification is provided to electronics manufacturing facilities only through 3rd party ISO9000 registrars. Ron’s team has trained over 160 ISO9000 Lead Assessors globally.

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Stephen Halperin

  
Stephen Halperin has over 30 years of ESD control experience in complex applications. Mr. Halperin formed Stephen Halperin & Associates, Limited (SH&A) in 1983, a consulting firm specializing in ESD problem analysis, laboratory testing, training, and product design. In 1992, he established Prostat Corporation for the design and manufacture of professional auditing instruments.

Mr. Halperin is known for his work in facility and process evaluation of highly sensitive environments, and his many contributions to the growth of the electrostatics industry and ESD Association (ESDA). He has lectured and consulted throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, and has provided advisory services to major corporations in several industries. He is a charter member of the ESDA, has served several terms as an elected member of it's Board of Directors, chaired Local Chapter Development, Education, Professional Certification, and Standards committees. Mr. Halperin was elected Vice President in 1999, and served consecutive terms as Senior Vice President and President.

Mr. Halperin has been a long-term supporter of the Electrostatic Society of America and is the former Technical Advisor to ANSI’s USNC/IEC Committee. He is a recipient of the EOS/ESD Symposium’s Outstanding Paper Award, received the Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award for his work on behalf of industry. He is the recipient of the Joel P. Wiedendorf Memorial Award for his many Standards contributions. Mr. Halperin has delivered several papers on electrostatics and authored over 100 articles on related subjects. He is NARTE certified and a Certified ESD Program Manager Instructor.

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John Kinnear

  
John is a Senior Engineer in the Software Development and System Compliance department of IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. He has been the ESD Site Coordinator for the Poughkeepsie and Kingston IBM sites since 1989. John is the past chairman of the IBM Interdivisional Technical Liaison Committee for ESD Protection and is currently part of the committee to develop and implement the ESD Corporate program for IBM.

John joined the company in 1979 after graduating from the State University of Buffalo, where he received a Bachelor or Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. John continued his education while working for IBM and received his Masters of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Syracuse University in 1986.

John has been a member of the ESD Association since 1990 and has been active in the Standards committees. Currently he is a member of the Technical and Advisory Committee and a member of the Standards Committee. He was appointed to the position of secretary of the ESD Association, elected to the Board of Directors, elected to President of the ESD Association, and was the General Chair of the EOS/ESD Symposium in 2001.

John was presented with the Joel Weidendorf award for Standards in 2005 and the Outstanding Contribution Award in 2006.

John has presented several papers both internal to IBM and at external conferences. He participates as an instructor for the Program Management series and has presented tutorials in North America and Asia.

John is the business unit manager of the facility certification program. He has trained assessors from all of our accredited certification bodies.

John is the Chief Delegate to the IEC for Technical Committee 101, Electrostatics. This committee is responsible for developing international standards. As part of this committee, the revision to IEC 61340-5-1 will be technically equivalent to ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007.

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Christopher Long

  
Christopher Long is a senior engineer in the IBM Research Division, with over 26 years experience in semiconductor manufacturing. He currently has been involved in development of magneto-resistive random access memory (MRAM) products. Previous to this assignment, he had responsibility in the area of contamination and ESD control program strategy at IBM 200 & 300mm semiconductor manufacturing facilities. Mr. Long has published numerous papers on semiconductor manufacturing defect reduction and yield modeling, and has served as U.S. chair of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) Yield Enhancement technology working group, responsible for development of the Yield Enhancement chapters of the 2001 and 2003 ITRS. Mr. Long received a B.S. in Physics from Beloit College, Beloit, WI (1980), and an M.S. in Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College (1990), Hanover, NH.  cwlong@us.ibm.com

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Arnold Steinman

  
Arnold has worked in the static control industry since 1983, having graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, receiving both B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the ESD Association and for 12 years have served as leader of the SEMI ESD Task Force. I participate in several other industry organizations on static control issues.

As a certified ESD Program Manager, I provide static control program assessments, training, and problem solving skills. I can help build a successful static control program and assure that products are manufactured in an ESD-safe environment. My experience covers all aspects of semiconductor, hard disk drive, and electronics manufacturing, as well as, other disciplines.  I understand the problems caused by static charge, whether contamination or ESD-related.

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David E. Swenson

  
David E. Swenson retired from 3M after 35 years of service in 2003.  The majority of his career involved electrostatic investigation, solutions to static problems, and related new product development.  After retirement, Swenson and his wife, Geri, established Affinity Static Control Consulting, LLC, to offer electrostatic solutions to industry. He has been a member of the ESD Association since 1984 and has served as Symposium General Chairman, Sr. Vice President (twice), President (1998 and 1999), and has been elected to the Board of Directors for 5 terms. A long term member of the Standards Committee and Working Group Chair for several activities, Swenson has authored or co-authored numerous technical papers on ionization, packaging materials, triboelectrification, test methods for ESD materials, and ESD control program implementation.  He has received the Association’s Outstanding Contributions Award and the Joel P. Weidendorf Memorial Award for service to standards development.  David is currently serving as President of the ESD Association.