Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 4:30 PM
Location: Benchmark Electronics Inc. 100 Innovative Way, Nashua, NH 03062
SMTA Boston Chapter cordially invites you to an evening meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5th, 2019 at Benchmark Electronics Inc. in Nashua, NH.


Thursday, December 5, 2019


4:30 PM to 8:45 PM


Benchmark Electronics Inc.
100 Innovative Way, Nashua, NH 03062


SMTA Members $25; Non-Member  $30

Meeting Agenda:

4:30 – 6:00 PM

Registration and Sign in, Socializing, Networking

4:30 – 6:00 PM

Factory Tours

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Presentation - Dinner and Announcements

7:00 – 7:45 PM

EIT Oven Evaluation

7:45 – 8:30 PM

Presentation - Profiling and Reflow Process Control in Production:  Problems and Solutions

8:30 PM




Technical Presentation:  EIT Oven Evaluation

Abstract:  EIT CORPORATION is a contract manufacturer with headquarters in Virginia and 4 manufacturing sites, including one in Salem, NH. The plant in Salem had a new potential customer with a challenging pcb to thermoprofile.. A large mass pcb with a wide variety of temperature sentive components that had to be run with lead free solder. Using their current 8 zone ovens they were unable to accomplish a profile that would adequately reflow the solder joints without overheating the components on the pcb. The decision was made to purchase either a 10 or 12 zone oven and the engineering staff was assigned the task of qualifying the best oven for the application and ensuring that it could accomplish the new job. The engineering staff had no sample product to run the evaluation so that they had to devise a method that would satisfactorily accomplish the experiment. This presentation will show you the unique way that the experiment was designed and the it’s surprising results.

Speaker:   Adam V. Gnek, Senior Process Engineer for EIT Corp.

Bio:  Currently employed as the Principle Process Engineer at EIT Corp. in Salem, NH.  Over 20 years of experience in Electronics PCB production at Columbia Tech,Osram Syslvania, Vicor and Plexus.


1995             Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science)                 
                        Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
1991             High School Diploma     (Basic Study)
                        A.A Stagg High School, Stockton, CA
Certified       Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (LSSBB)
Certified         Aegis software training certificate – NPI Specialist (Circuit Cam & Factory Logix)
Technical Presentation:  Profiling and Reflow Process Control in Production:  Problems and Solutions

Abstract:  TBD

Speaker:   Marybeth (MB) Allen, Applications & Sales Manager for KIC

Bio:  . MB Allen is a Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales in the Americas and Europe. Formerly as Product Manager she coordinated the advancement of new products and features to accommodate customer needs as KIC added to its portfolio for the electronics industry. Her technical expertise, relationships with
valued partners and customers, and many years of sales experience aid KIC in the future development, improvement and sales of the company's product

MB has worked in the electronics industry for 31 years and been associated with KIC for 30 years with both national and international positions

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