June’s volunteer spotlight is Robert Vermillion, who, in conjunction with Working Group 11.0 Packaging, has contributed to the development of several standards, including ANSI/ESD S541-2003, ANSI/ESD STM11-13-2004, and ANSI/ESD STM11.12-2000. Vermillion is also a former member of is a member hand tools working group. He remains active in the ESDA Standards Committee, the Technical Program Committee, and recently the Human Resources Committee. Also, when needed, Vermillion has worked during the EOS/ESD Symposium as a monitor, an arrangements team worker, a proctor, and workshop demonstrator.
In 2003, Robert Vermillion was a featured guest speaker with the ESDA Northwest Chapter and was a Silicon Valley EOS/ESD Society board member for five years.
Educational and professional background
Vermillion is currently the president of RMV Technology Group, LLC.
He is the recipient of the 2002 AmeriStar Winner Electronics Packaging Design Category for the Institute of Packaging Professionals and the 2003 ESDA Volunteer Recognition Award. Also a NARTE certified ESD and Product Safety Engineer, Vermillion holds a patent and has several patents pending. He is a member of Consultants Council IOPP and ACIL (American Council of Independent Laboratories).
Vermillion is a guest lecturer for California Polytechnic University and also presents at San Jose State and Clemson Universities.
Vermillion has also developed an ESD technology for NASA that is scheduled for a future MARS Mission.
Personal information, interests, and hobbies
For recreation, Vermillion has varied interests, including building bird houses and feeders and bird watching. He is also fond of dogs and horses and playing chess. In addition, he performs services for the US Forest Service.
Vermillion is happily married to his wife, Renee.
Benefits of being an ESDA volunteer
According to Vermillion, “The real reward is the long-term association with dedicated individuals who are interested in developing ESD Association Standards and Certification Programs to serve as tools in combating ESD issues throughout various industries. It is extremely rewarding seeing a document such as ANSI/ESD S541-2003 being issued after many hours of contributions by the working group chairman and the team members. The personal friendships that have been developed with ESDA members as a result of being a member of the ESDA Standards Committee and some of the finest people in industry are well represented within the group.”