Jim Raby to deliver keynote at Atlanta SMTA Expo
Feb 11, 2008
The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) has announced that Jim Raby, renowned 50-year industry veteran, and founder, technical director and program manager at STI Electronics (Madison, AL), will present the morning keynote, "An Industry Perspective: Past, Present and Future," from 9:30 - 10:30 am.
Raby has spent his entire career in electronics manufacturing, training tens of thousands of engineers and operators. His accomplishments include patents for wave soldering, work on the Saturn/Apollo Program, initiating the Zero Defect Program for wave soldering and development of the famous China Lake soldering schools. Raby was also instrumental in developing the IPC soldering certification curriculum and initiating the Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility. He is also known as the person behind the Lights out Factory concept that revolutionized the modern electronics manufacturing facility.
"The 12th Annual Atlanta SMTA Expo is honored to feature Mr. Raby as our keynote. His service to the industry, pioneering spirit, dedication and mentoring of countless engineers is a true inspiration," said Chapter President CW Kelly.
A must-attend event, The Atlanta SMTA Expo returns to the Gwinnett Civic Center in Duluth, GA, for its 12th annual event on Thursday, April 17, 2008, from 9:30 am - 3 pm. For more information on exhibiting or attending, please visit http://www.smta.org/education/vendor_days/vendor_days.cfm#ga