ESD Association welcomes Kevin Duncan to the Volunteer spotlight. Kevin is an ESD Staff Engineer at Seagate Technology in Bloomington, MN.
Kevin has been employed at Seagate since 2005 and is responsible for controlling ESD in the Slider and Head Gimbal Assembly (HGA) processes.
Prior to working at Seagate Technology, Kevin was the ESD Site Coordinator and a Test Engineer for Harman Becker Auto-motive Systems in Franklin, KY. At Harman Becker, Kevin was involved in ANSI/ESD S20.20 Facility Certifications for the Franklin, KY and Northridge, CA locations.
A member of the ESD Association since 2000, Kevin is currently the Vice President of the North Central Chapter of the ESDA. Kevin is a member of the ESDA Standards Committee, Technical and Administrative Support Committee, Technical Program Committee and Working Group 9.0, Footwear.
Kevin is an ESD Certified Professional Program Manger and a Technical Expert on the US National Committee of the IEC, involved in Technical Committee 101 – Electrostatics.
Kevin graduated in 1998 from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, where here received his Bachelor of Science Degree.
“I am fortunate that my employer strongly supports and understands the importance and value that being an ESDA volunteer brings. Through volunteering I am able to network with my peers and develop relationships with industry experts. These relationships have vastly improved upon my ESD knowledge and greatly affected the way that I approach ESD problems and solutions. The camaraderie and challenges that I have experienced through volunteering have been, and will continue to be, an integral part of shaping my career.“
“Participating in ESDA activities gives me a sense of accomplishment, knowing that I have been involved in developing standards that will be used throughout the world.” Kevin commented about his ESDA volunteer experiences.
Personal information, interests, and hobbies
For recreation, Kevin enjoys playing softball, basketball and golf as well as attending sporting events.
Kevin and his wife Elizabeth live in Shakopee, MN where they enjoy spending time with their two young children Alex and Emerson. Family vacations are spent traveling whenever possible.