Shane Heinle received an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics/Telecommunications Technology from Bismarck State College, Bismarck ND, in 2004. That same year he started at Digi-Key in the Technical Support department. In September of 2009 Shane became the ESD Coordinator for Digi-Key with a main focus on getting Digi-Key ANSI/ESD S20.20 Certified. Digi-Key became certified to the ANSI/ESD S20.20 standard in March of 2010. Shane currently maintains Digi-Key’s ESD program and their compliance to ANSI/ESD S20.20.
After Digi-Key’s certification in 2010, Shane began taking the 10 courses for the Program Manager certification. He took 2 tutorials in March, 4 tutorials in April, 1 tutorial in May, and the final 3 tutorials in October at the Symposium. He completed the Program Manager certification exam at the 2010 Symposium becoming an ESD Certified Professional Program Manager.
Shane is married to Lydia and they have 2 boys Zachary(12) and Parker(10). Shane enjoys anything involving music, guns, and "Old West" history. He acts as a DJ at weddings and other events on the weekends and enjoys going deer hunting each November. "My prized gun is my 1942 Russian Mosin Nagant and I am hoping to add more like this to my collection of guns." Lydia and Shane also enjoy spending time with their parents and traveling to Deadwood, SD each 4th of July for the sights, feel of the "Old West", and of course the gambling.
Shane became a member of EOS/ESD Association, Inc. in 2009 and became a Certified Professional Program Manager in 2010. He has been a monitor of tutorials at past Symposiums. And is a member of WG3, WG4, WG9, WG97, WG11, and Co-Chair the 20.20/625B Harmonization Committee.
"When I started in the electronics industry I had no what ESD was or even stood for; I was never taught the background and physics of electrostatics in college. All of the knowledge I have was acquired by attending the EOS/ESD Symposiums and getting involved in different activities." While nowhere near knowing everything, Shaner says he is excited to learn something new at each Symposium and each working group meeting. "I hope to get more involved with EOS/ESD Association, Inc. and continue the legacy that is already recognized worldwide." He says the friendships he has made and the new friends he meets each year are invaluable. "The networking of professionals and vast knowledge throughout the ESDA is immeasurable and I am proud to be part of this great organization."