SMTA announces election results
Nov 01, 2004
The SMTA has announced its election results for the Board of Directors for the term that began at SMTA International (September 26-30, 2004).
Congratulations to Bill Barthel, Plexus; Dr. Ken Gilleo, ET-Trends LLC; Dick Russell, Clover Electronics, Inc.; and Dr. Laura Turbini, University of Toronto, who were each elected to three-year terms. Congratulations also go to David Raby of Soldering Technology International, who was elected to a two-year term as president.
Bill Barthel has been in the electronics industry for over 19 years and now serves as manager of manufacturing technology development for Plexus. Ken Gilleo holds a Ph.D. in chemistry earned under a full NASA scholarship at the University of Connecticut (UCONN), and he holds over 30 US patents and their foreign equivalents, and his products have received 3 R&D 100 Awards.
Dick Russell is the director of quality operations for Clover Electronics, an EMS provider in Newnan, Georgia. He has been in manufacturing since 1972, and he has been the president, vice president, and treasurer of the Atlanta SMTA Chapter. Dr. Laura J. Turbini has been involved in the electronics industry for more than 25 years and is currently the executive director of the Centre for Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging (CMAP) and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toronto. She has been active in the SMTA, NEMI, and IPC and has served as a member of the Surface Mount Council.
David Raby is president and CEO of Soldering Technology International, Inc. (STI) in Madison, Alabama. David has served for six years (1997-2003) on the SMTA Board of Directors, including three years (2000-2003) as treasurer, and he has held all four elected offices in the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the SMTA.
For more information on the SMTA Board of Directors election results, visit http://www.smta.org/news/news.cfm#board