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SMTA Welcomes New Board Members

Aug 29, 2019

The SMTA is pleased to announce its election results for the Global Board of Directors for the term beginning September 22, 2019 during SMTA International. Sal Sparacino, ZESTRON Americas, was re-elected as VP Communications. Julie Silk, Keysight Technologies; Ivan Roman, Continental Powertrain; and Robert Boguski, Datest Corporation; have been newly elected to the Board of Directors.

Those remaining on the SMTA Global Board of Directors include: President, Jeff Kennedy; Treasurer, Robert Kinyanjui, Ph.D., John Deere Electronic Solutions, Inc.; VP Communications, Sal Sparacino, ZESTRON Americas; VP Tech Programs, Richard Coyle, Ph.D., Nokia Bell Labs; VP Expos, Debbie Carboni, KYZEN Corporation; VP Membership, Gregory Vance, Rockwell Automation; Strategic Development Committee members include chairperson Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron, Inc.; William Capen, Honeywell FM&T; and Tim Jensen, Indium Corporation.

The SMTA will bid a fond farewell to departing board members Martin Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology; Matt Kelly, P.Eng., MBA, IBM Corporation; and Richard Henrick, Sanmina Corporation. As their time on the Board draws to a close, the SMTA expresses their sincerest gratitude for their continued service and dedication to the association and industry.

The official transition will occur at the next Board of Directors meeting scheduled for September 22, 2019 at SMTA International in Rosemont, Illinois.

For more information on the election results, contact Executive Director Tanya Martin: tanya@smta.org or +1-952-920-7682.


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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