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SMTA Welcomes New Board Members

Sep 19, 2018

The SMTA is pleased to announce its election results for the Global Board of Directors for the term beginning during SMTA International (October 14 - 18, 2018). Jeff Kennedy, Celestica, Inc. has been re-elected as President. Timothy Jensen, Indium Corporation, Richard Coyle, Ph.D., Nokia Bell Labs and Robert Kinyanjui, Ph.D., John Deere Electronics Solutions, Inc. were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron, Inc. has been newly elected to the Board of Directors.

Those remaining on the SMTA Global Board of Directors include: President, Jeff Kennedy, Celestica, Inc.; Treasurer, Robert Kinyanjui, Ph.D., John Deere Electronic Solutions, Inc.; Secretary, Martin Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology; VP Communications, Sal Sparacino, ZESTRON Americas; VP Tech Programs, Richard Coyle, Ph.D., Nokia Bell Labs; VP Membership, Gregory Vance, Rockwell Automation; Strategic Development Committee members include chairperson Matt Kelly, P.Eng., MBA, IBM Corporation; William Capen, Honeywell FM&T; Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron, Inc.; Richard Henrick, Sanmina Corporation and Tim Jensen, Indium Corporation.

The SMTA will bid a fond farewell to departing VP Membership, Eileen Hibbler. As Eileen’s time on the SMTA Board draws to a close, the SMTA expresses their sincerest gratitude for her continued service and dedication to the SMTA.

The official transition will occur at the next SMTA Board of Directors meeting scheduled for October 14, 2018 at SMTA International in Rosemont, Illinois.

For more information on the SMTA Board of Directors election results, contact SMTA Executive Director Tanya Martin: tanya@smta.org or 952-920-7682.


The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

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