The ESD Association spotlight for September-October 2008 is on Jeff Salisbury of Flextronics.
Jeff graduated from ITT Technical Institute in 1991 with a Bachelors of Science Degree. Jeff has over 20 years experience in ESD Control both as an end user and as a supplier. Previously Jeff was a Worldwide ESD Program Manager for Seagate Technology based in Shakopee, MN until June of 2007 when he joined Flextronics in Austin, TX. Jeff is an ESD Certified Professional Program Manager and Certified ESD Control Engineer- iNARTE. He is responsible for managing and improving Flextronic’s ESD Control Program. In April of 2007 Flextronics passed the ANSI/ESD S20.20 Certification.
Jeff has been a member of the ESD Association since 1997. He has volunteered for many groups and events associated with the organization. These include WG-1 Wrist Straps, WG-3 Ionization, WG-11 Packaging, WG-53 Compliance Verification, WG-55 Cleanrooms, StdCom, session moderator at the 2003 and 2004 ESD Symposiums, member of Technical Program Committee (TPC) for ESD Symposium (1999-2007), member of the Central Texas ESD Chapter Board of Directors, served on Board of Directors of the North Central ESD Chapter (2003-2007), and is a member of SEMI ESD and EMC Standards Committees.
“Participating in standards writing and other volunteer opportunities allows me to stay informed of changes and future trends for the industry. These activities have provided me with the opportunity to collaborate with the best minds in the industry and enhance my knowledge and understanding of ESD Control. It also gives me the chance to interface with many other people interested in ESD and share some of my knowledge and expertise with them.”
Jeff has patents pending for two inventions pertaining to Ionization, he has co-authored several articles for national industry magazines, was co-author of papers at 1998 ESDiscovery, 1998, 2003 and 2006 ESD Symposiums.
Personal information, interests, and hobbies
Jeff and his wife Tracy have just celebrated their 20th Wedding Anniversary. They have two boys, Brandon, 9 and Aiden 4. Much of his free time is spent coaching and supporting both sons in baseball and ice hockey. Jeff is also working on restoring a 1966 Mustang with his oldest son Brandon.