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David Seymour
CID Instructor

David Seymour

David Seymour CID Instructor

David Seymour

Educational Experience
  • IPC CID+ Advanced Designer Certification
  • IPC CID Designer Certification
  • AAS in Engineering Technology

As an IPC CID Designer Instructor, David shares his experience as a PCB Design Engineer in the Telecommunications industry.

  • More than thirty-five years PCB Design experience
  • IPC CID Designer Certification Instructor
  • Board Member and Technical Steering Committee RTP IPC Designer Council
  • Past Board Member Cadence User Group

Industry Experience
PCB Design Engineer, Ixia

  • PCB design for Telecommunications test and measurement systems
  • Support of signal integrity & schematic engineers in cutting edge network interface design
  • Design of systems utilizing multilevel signaling

PCB Designer, Catapult Communications

  • PCB design for telecommunications test and measurement systems
  • Design of high speed network interfaces.
  • Technical liaison for PCB design and manufacturing challenges that arise between
    engineering, vendors and contract suppliers
  • MRP systems interface tying Schematic, PCB and Purchasing together

PCB Designer, Tekelec

  • PCB design for telecommunications network element systems
  • Design systems utilizing Bellcore/Telcordia standards
  • Technical liaison for PCB designers and fabricators
Olga Scheglov
CID Instructor

Olga Scheglov

Olga Scheglov CID Instructor

Olga Scheglov

Educational Experience
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, AO&I University
  • IPC CID Designer Certification
  • IPC CID+ Advanced Designer Certification
  • IPC CID Designer Instructor since 2009

As an IPC CID Designer Instructor, Olga has been involved with the PCB design industry working on projects ranging from Smartphone Technologies, Home security, High Voltage Power Supplies, Audio/Video Solutions, Advanced Spectrometers and Analyzers to space technologies.

  • More than twenty years experience.
  • IPC CID and CID+ Designer Certification Instructor

Industry Experience
PCB/FPC Design Consultant, PCB ART bureau

  • Developed HDI, high speed, high voltage, controlled impedance circuit boards serving markets of Advanced Security, Embedded Systems and Communications Networking
  • Provided technical support to PCB and Assembly Manufacturers, and Electrical Engineers in all aspects of manufacturing process
  • Provided PCB design seminars to Electrical Engineers and junior PCB Designers

Technical Lead, FPC Design, BlackBerry

  • Advanced FPC technology by designing an evaluation FPC with an advanced stack-up and controlled impedance for the new advanced technologies
  • Involved in all aspects of FPC design for mobile technology
  • Acted as a technical lead, resolving issues and supporting cross-functional teams and design centers

Team Leader PCB Layout, Flextronics

  • Responsible for designing unique multi-layer, high density, high speed, BB vias, controlled impedance, rigid and flex circuit boards for ground breaking, innovative dual screen Smartphone technology
  • Expedited and supported the process of PCB and FPC manufacturing by performing DFM review using VALOR software
  • Effectively managed and supervised a group of PCB designers in China and Canada
Cherie Litson
Master Instructor

Cherie Litson

Cherie Litson Master Instructor

Cherie Litson

Educational Experience
  • BSETT, DeVry University
  • ITT Instructor for electronics design and drafting
  • IPC Designer Instructor since 2003

As an IPC CID Designer Instructor, Cherie has been involved with PCB design in the commercial sector, including medical and aviation requirements.

  • More than thirty years’ experience.
  • IPC Designer Certification Master Instructor

Industry Experience
Principal, Litson1 Consulting

  • High level design requirements
  • Development of supporting design documentation
  • Database library management and utilization
  • P & L requirements as they relate to design
Gary Ferrari
Master Instructor

Gary Ferrari

Gary Ferrari Master Instructor

Gary Ferrari

Educational Experience
  • IPC Designer Master Instructor
  • IPC-A-600 CIT Instructor

As an IPC Designer Master Instructor, Gary has been involved from the start, with the design, development and delivery of the IPC Designers Certification Program and supports EPTAC and its customers with their design-related needs.

  • More than forty years of experience.
  • IPC Designer Master Instructor
  • IPC-A-600 CIT Instructor
  • Inducted into the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame

Achievements

  • Co-founder of IPC Designers Council
  • Spearheaded IPC PWB Designers Certification Program
  • Key Master Instructor in training numerous designers in CID and CID+ Advanced Designer Certification
  • Chairman of IPC-2221/2222 Designer Subcommittee
  • Chairman of IPC-2226 HDI Design Subcommittee
  • Co-chairman of IPC-7351 Land Pattern Subcommittee
  • Previous Chairman of IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee
  • Continued participation on numerous IPC committees
  • Recipient of IPC Presidential Award
  • Written numerous technical articles on PCB design issues

Industry Experience
President, Ferrari Technical Services, Inc.

  • Consulting in PWB design and manufacturing
  • Focus on DFM (design for manufacturing) related issues

Director, Technical Support, FTG Circuits

  • Customer and manufacturing technical support
Kelly Dack
CID Instructor

Kelly Dack

Kelly Dack CID Instructor

Kelly Dack

Educational Experience
  • IPC CID Designer Certification
  • IPC CID+ Advanced Designer Certification
  • AA General Education and Design Drafting Certification

As an IPC CID Designer Instructor, Kelly shares more than his personal experience as a PCB Designer. His connection to the electronics industry as an interviewer for I-CONNECT007’s exclusive event coverage, REALTime with… allows him to query and share perspectives from some of the industry’s most dynamic and influential personalities in the interviews he conducts.

  • More than thirty years PCB Design experience
  • Design in aerospace, medical, telecom and gaming industries
  • IPC CID Designer Certification Instructor

Industry Experience
PCB Designer, International Game Technology

  • PCB design for the gaming industry including rigid, muli-layer FR4, flex, rigid-flex and HDI boards
  • Technical liaison for PCB design and manufacturing challenges that arise between engineering, supplier management and EMS suppliers

PCB Designer, ICS Advent (Industrial Computer Source)

  • PCB design – CPU’s & backplanes for the telecom markets

Senior Applications Engineer, CAD2000 (PADS Value Added Re-marketer)

  • PCB design for various industries in parallel with supporting VAR sales by providing PADs software demonstration & training

PCB Designer, I.N., Incorporated

  • PCB designer supporting various customer product development including dental curing lamps, RAID backplanes and flex harnessing

PCB Designer, Bird Products Corporation

  • Design & documentation of virtually all PCB designs for Bird Products from 1989-1997

Electronic Packaging Designer, Parker Hannifin, Bertea Control Systems Division

  • Designed and fabricated electronic test equipment including sheet metal chassis, panels and PCBs used on C-5, Gulfstream and Embraer aircraft flight control systems
Mark Young
Master Instructor

Mark Young

Mark Young Master Instructor

Mark Young

More than thirty-five years experience.

Approved IDEA Master Instructor

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC-7711/7721
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Quality Manager/Program Manager, Suntron Corporation

  • Responsible for all quality systems and certifications, while interfacing directly with each customer
  • IPC-A-610 Certified Instructor
  • Managed multiple key customers (medical, avionics, consumer electronics, telecommunications, etc), through direct customer contact, from new product introduction to delivery, maximizing customer satisfaction

Controller/Senior Program Manager, Skyline Electronics

  • Responsible for all accounting, supervision and reporting functions, while enhancing key customer relationships through direct customer contact

Principal Engineering Manager, Unisys Corporation

  • Team leader to developing proactive receiving inspection and supplier quality
  • Reported directly to the Director of Materials and the Director of Operations
  • Managed 10 electrical test engineers (five in Asia)
  • Lead the Certified Supplier Program Team, providing supplier trend analysis, reviews, and surveys
Angela M. Wallace
Master Instructor

Angela M. Wallace

Angela M. Wallace Master Instructor

Angela M. Wallace

More than ten years experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Instructor — Lead Project Manager, Windsor Technologies

  • Certify operators to various IPC Standards
  • Interact and evaluate quality issues on production floor
  • Develop and implement employee training procedures
  • Continued involvement in board assembly, inspection and test

Lead Instructor, West Asset Management

  • Develop and implement training programs and curriculum
  • Provide operator training and certification as well as new hire training

Instructor, Shelter Workshop, Inc.

  • Certify operators in ESD as well as to current electronics industry standards IPC-A-610 and IPC-A-620
  • Engineering process development for soldering standard compliance
  • Develop and implement training programs

Training Coordinator, RAMP Industries

  • Certify operators in ESD, IPC-A-610 and IPC-A-620 standards
  • Perform certified board level repairs to IPC Standards
  • Continued update and compliance of workmanship standards
David Thomas
Master Instructor

David Thomas

David Thomas Master Instructor

David Thomas

Educational Experience
  • Aviation Electrician and Advanced Aviation Electronics, US Navy
  • Avionics Quality Assurance Certification, US Navy
  • IPC Certified Instructor

More than fifteen years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Training and Development Manager, Artemis Electronics

  • Oversee development and delivery of all IPC Certifications
  • Provide continual skill level training to all production personnel
  • Management of troubleshooting electronic and electro-mechanical product
  • Quality assurance inspector

Quality Assurance, Shaw Aero Instruments

  • Oversee electronic and electro-mechanical product repair to design specifications
  • Review of design/schematic data for electronics products
  • Product inspection and quality compliance
Carol E. Stirling
Master Instructor

Carol E. Stirling

Carol E. Stirling Master Instructor

Carol E. Stirling

Educational Experience
  • Certificate Program in Quality Assurance (SSFC / 475 Hours)
  • ISO Internal Auditing Certification

More than twenty years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC-A-600

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Achievements

  • Quality Systems and Transport Canada Requirements Instructor
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Technician
  • ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 C Implementation Specialist
  • ISO 9000 ANSI-RAB Accredited Auditor
  • Aerospace Qualified Auditor
  • Handling of Moisture Sensitive Device and Electrostatic Devices Instructor

Industry

  • President of CES Quality Systems
  • Member of IPC
  • Member of SMTA Surface Mount Technology Association

Industry Experience
Quality Specialist CQT, CIT, Safran Elelectronics Canada

  • Managed development, acceptance and monitoring of suppliers and their products, including printed circuit boards, metal works, electronic components, and subcontractors for assembly of boards
  • Certified Trainer for IPC-A-610 Acceptance for Electronic Assemblies
  • Trainer for AS9100 Quality System, Canadian Aviation Regulations, including Human Factors training
  • Development of the Quality System, ISO 9000:2000, AS9100, Canadian Aviation Regulations, Department of Transport and Customer Requirements
  • Systems liaison for customer source audits
  • Initiated and monitored system, internal, and external (customer and regulatory) corrective actions
  • Developed, monitored, and performed internal and external audits
  • Developed, maintained and chaired Corrective Action Board
  • Designated Quality Assurance Representative for Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Designated Company Authorized Representative for Transport Canada
Douglas Peck
Master Instructor

Douglas Peck

Douglas Peck Master Instructor

Douglas Peck

More than forty years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC-7711/7721

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Sr. Heat Transfer/Fluid Flow Analyst, North American Aviation Inc.

  • Thermal Design – Apollo Environmental Control System
  • Flow Distribution – Apollo Space Radiators

Itek Corporation

  • Thermal design of optical systems
  • Thermal design of Apollo Panoramic Camera

Teledyne Corporation

  • Pressure vessel, piping, and manifold system analyses for nuclear power plants
  • Liquid sodium vessel analyses

Engineering Manager, STS Division – Exxon Enterprises

  • Managed development and testing of high-efficiency solar collector
  • Directed development of solder hot water, home heating, and air conditioning systems

HTC Corporation

  • Directed development of first conveyorized SMT Vapor Phase reflow systems
  • Directed development of conveyorized IR and convection reflow systems

General Manager, Dynapert-HTC

  • Managed and directed division and 95 personnel in production of HTC Vapor Phase systems
  • Implemented JIT assembly procedures to reduce system hours DeHaart Inc.
  • Managed development and production of screen and stencil printers for SMT and hybrid applications
  • Directed development of first computerized stencil printer

VP-Operations, SRT

  • Managed development and product introduction of SMT and BGA
  • Reworked systems
  • Directed development of 4-axis rework system for SMT and TAB applications

Director, AEIC Inc.

  • Authored Textbook “Mastering BGA Technology”
  • Developed Operator training courses for Through-Hole and SMT Rework/Repair, BGA Rework, ECO Wires, SMT / TH Inspection, Circuit Repair, X-ray Inspection and Fiber Optic Processing
  • Conducted 500+ on-site/off-site operator certification training courses
Jay Patel
Master Instructor

Jay Patel

Jay Patel Master Instructor

Jay Patel

More than thirty years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC-7711/21
  • IPC-A-600

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Process Engineering Supervisor, Circuit Systems, Inc.

  • Managed and supervised four auto-plating lines, which produced an average of eight to nine thousand panels per day
  • Maintained and ran a direct plating process line, the latest technology in the circuit board industry, replacing the electroless PTH process
  • Performed SPC analysis to meet quality standards

Vice-President and Equity Shareholder, Galdine Electronics, Inc.

  • Establishment of corporate policies and business strategies as well as general management of multi-layer PCB manufacturer
  • Approved and contracted by the United States military for board manufacturing

Vice-President and Equity Shareholder, Cunningham Graphics, Inc.

  • Management of facilities and operations of a PCB manufacturer
  • Management of prototype shop equipped to handle all in-house production processes ranging from single-sided to multi-layer PC boards
Helena Pasquito
Master Instructor

Helena Pasquito

Helena Pasquito Master Instructor

Helena Pasquito

Educational Experience
  • BS Business Management and Human Resources Management, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Six Sigma Green Belt

More than twenty-five years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC-A-600
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620
  • IPC-6012Approved

    EPTAC Master Instructor
  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology 

Achievements
IPC

  • Member of IPC-A-610 Task Group and Certification Committee
  • Member of J-STD-001 Task Group, Training, and Space Electronics Addendum Task Group
  • Member of IPC/WHMA-A-620 Task Group, Training, and Space Electronics Addendum Task Group
  • Member of IPC-A-600 Task Group & Certification Committee
  • Recipient of IPC Distinguished Committee Service Award for Contribution to IPC-A-610E and IPC J-STD-001E

Industry

  • Member of New England Lead Free Electronics Consortium
  • Member of SMTA Surface Mount Technology Association
  • Member of ESDA Electrostatic Discharge Association, New England and US Chapters
  • ISO 9001 Certificated Auditor

Industry Experience
Manufacturing Skills Instructor & Operational Excellence Team Member, M/A-COM / Tyco Electronics / Cobham Training

  • Certified and re-certified employees to IPC standards
  • Developed and implemented custom in-house programs including:
  • ESD Awareness, Cable Assembly, Clean Room Etiquette
  • Lead Free Hands-On Soldering, Automotive Inspection Program
  • Trained employees to:
    • Six Sigma Blue Belt Certification (required for all Cobham employees)
    • Foreign Object Damage Prevention Program
    • Quality Professional
  • Lead Auditor: Liaison between Internal Quality Team and 3rd Party Registrar
    • ISO14001 Environmental Management System
    • ISO9001 Quality Management System
    • AS9100 Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations
    • ISO/TS16949 Automotive Quality Management Systems
  • Internal resource for RoHS and REACH initiatives
  • 5S Leader
  • Facilitated numerous 5S related projects
  • Training of coordinators, owners and management
  • Team agreements
  • Kaizen event planning, implementation and follow-up
  • Established action plans and standards

Hands-On Manufacturing Supervisor, M/A-COM / Tyco Electronics

  • Supervised all facets of manufacturing including component / board assembly, wire harness, soldering, wirebonding, testing, packaging, and quality assurance
Greg Merrill
Master Instructor

Greg Merrill

Greg Merrill Master Instructor

Greg Merrill

Educational Experience
  • Supervision and Management Program, Cornell University
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems – Avionics, Community College of the Air Force
  • IPC Certified Instructor

More than twenty-four years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology 

Industry Experience
Senior Source Inspector – IPC Instructor, SQA Services, Inc.

  • Inspection of government and defense systems products, electrical systems, sub-systems and components
  • Inspection to various criteria including Mil-Spec, J-STD-001, other IPC standards and NHB NASA standards.
  • Provide IPC Certification training inhouse

Computer Validation Engineer, Fresenius-Kabi

  • Validation of computerized systems to meet the requirements of FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and GAMP5
  • Performed weekly data backups, re-qualifications and periodic reviews of systems
  • Wrote protocols to validate new systems to assure compliance with current regulations

Senior Quality Engineering Technician, Harmac Medical

  • Qualification and validation of new medical products for market
  • Development of tests and procedures to qualify new products for FDA approval
  • Wrote STM’s and metrology standards for new inspection processes

Quality and Engineering Technician – Electronics Development, MOOG, Inc.

  • Performed process inspections using automated and manual inspection techniques
  • Involved in assembly and test functions on satellite guidance and propulsion systems
  • Performed wiring and assembly of electrical sub-assemblies which were integral to space flight hardware following NASA Class III specifications
Marcia McLaughlin
Master Instructor

Marcia McLaughlin

Marcia McLaughlin Master Instructor

Marcia McLaughlin

More than fifteen years of experience.

Approved IDEA Master Instructor

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC-7711/21
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Production Supervisor
Mack Technologies

  • Certified IPC Instructor
  • Maintained a 100% pass rate with more than 70% of the manufacturing personnel certified
  • ITAR Training and addressed Military Contracts
  • Managed NPI – New Product Introductions from setup to final assembly
  • Initiated training classes which reduced the frequency of inspection steps and resulted in an increased turn-time by 33%
  • Initiated the re-design of Post Wave, Pre-Wave and Rework areas resulting in better continuous flow, better managed WIP and RAW material, and increased productivity
  • Evaluated operator skill sets vs. daily workload requirements leading to reduced rework of product, shorter lead times, and minimized overtime
  • Initiated Kanban program with key suppliers for manufacturing tools and factory supplies that reduced the cost of material by 27%

Technical Group Leader, Mack Technologies

  • Lead 28 team members through direct management changes
  • Developed manufacturing department into a 2 cell concept
  • Acted as primary contact for the use, training, and minor troubleshooting of the SFDM operating system
  • Performed basic repairs on manufacturing equipment
  • Developed procedures for SRT BGA rework machine

Repair/Rework Tech 3, Mack Technologies

  • Developed and implemented a standard soldering test for potential new hires
  • Improved and enhanced BGA rework process
  • Quality and Engineering liaison for solving product and process issues
  • Conducted training on pad and etch repair

Team Leader, Tri-Star Technologies

  • Successfully maintained customer commitments and job scheduling
  • Assisted Quality and Engineering in identifying and solving product, process, and customer issues

Rework Technician, Tri-Star Technologies

  • Assisted in ISO 9000 certification
  • Developed workforce knowledge of component identification
Becky McGaw
Master Instructor

Becky McGaw

Becky McGaw Master Instructor

Becky McGaw

More than forty years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC-7711/7721
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology / Lead-Free

Industry Experience
Consultant Technician, Engineering Prototype Manufacturing, Compaq-Digital Equipment Corporation

  • Responsible for training and certification of manufacturing assembly and repair personnel to meet ISO 9000 guidelines
  • Conducted soldering and manufacturing skills assessments for new hires
  • Specialized in SMT 25/50mil module rework and repair including Through-Hole, BGA assembly/removal/replacement, and X-ray inspection for BGA manufacturing and repair

Manufacturing Skills Instructor, Celestica

  • Delivered IPC-A-610 Certification, Component Identification Certification and Soldering Certification

Training & Development Analyst, Tyco International

  • Facilitated manufacturing courses
  • Project Technician, Technology Specialist, Fault Tolerant Design Group
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Performed rework/repair support for in Prototype Development Lab
  • Implemented Electrovert BGA removal/replacement processes
  • Supervised and trained 6 rework specialists on product specifics

Training Specialist II, CS Manufacturing Training Organization, Digital Equipment Corporation

  • Researched, developed and documented courses on module assembly and test skills
  • Facilitated OJT and classroom training related to module manufacturing
  • Responsible for EHS Right To Know, ESD guidelines and New Employee Orientation
  • Naval Weapons Soldering Certification – CAT C – China Lake, CA
Ashley Lang
Master Instructor

Ashley Lang

Ashley Lang Master Instructor

Ashley Lang

Educational Experience
  • BA in Business, Southern New Hampshire University
  • AS in Business, Northern Essex Community College
  • IPC Certified Instructor

More than ten years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Operations Manager, Rapid Manufacturing

  • Oversee New England Operations
  • Manage production workflow and track operational efficiency
  • Interface with customers regarding projects and deliverables
  • Provide continual skill level training to all production personnel

Quality Assurance Manager, Rapid Manufacturing

  • Enforce and track quality standards for entire production floor
  • Implement continued quality updates and train staff accordingly
  • Meet with clients to assure IPC and customer quality compliance

Purchasing Manager, Rapid Manufacturing

  • Manage inventory levels to assure proper kitting for active projects
  • Work with vendors to provide cost effective solutions for current and future material orders
  • Interact with clients to address material and ultimately production lead times
Leo Lambert
VP, Technical Director

Leo Lambert

Leo Lambert VP, Technical Director

Leo Lambert

As Technical Director for EPTAC Corporation, Leo oversees content of course offerings and provides customers with expert consultation

  • More than forty years of experience.
  • Specific expertise in soldering, metallurgy and cleaning processes
  • Co-author of the industry’s most popular publications, including the IPC-A-600 Training Program, “The Acceptability of Printed Boards”
  • Inducted into the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame

Achievements

  • Author of “Soldering for Electronic Assemblies”, Published by Marcel Dekker, 1987
  • Published/Presented numerous papers on Soldering and Cleaning
  • Chairman of the Assembly & Joining Committee
  • Recipient of IPC President Award
  • Charter member of J-STD-001 Committee
  • Active participant of the following IPC committees: ANSI-J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, IPC-A-600, IPC-6012, J-STD-002, J-STD-003, IPC/WHMA-A-620, J-STD-001 & IPC-A-610 Handbook
  • Charter Member on the United Nation Environmental Program – Technical Solvent Options Committee to reduce CFCs
  • Co-author of the IPC-A-600 Training program “The Acceptability of Printed Boards”
  • Recipient of Distinguished Committee Service Award for contributions to
    • IPC-A-610 & J-STD-001 specifications
    • The development of Surface Mount and Plated Through-Hole solder joint evaluation videos
    • Master Instructor for IPC-A-610, IPC-6012 and IPC-A-600

Industry Experience
Vice President, Technical Director, Consultant, EPTAC Corporation

  • Technical advisor to course development and subject matter
  • Development and presentation of seminars
  • Working with clients of various industries in developing manufacturing processes for both Plated Through-Hole and Surface Mount technologies
  • Conducting sub-contractor manufacturing audits
  • Providing technical support to EPTAC client base
  • Providing manufacturing support to all electronics manufacturers
  • Conducting process and quality improvement evaluations
  • Troubleshooting product manufacturing processes
  • Developed and presented seminar series on
    • “Deadline to Lead Free”
    • “Thriving in a RoHS/WEEE Environment”
    • Conducted webinar on Lead Free Product Design

Manufacturing Consultant Engineer, Digital Equipment Corporation

  • Developed specifications for printed wiring board assembly & fabrication
  • Supported Domestic and International Electronic Product Manufacturing
  • Provided corporate technical consulting services for quality workmanship in areas of soldering and cleaning
  • Provided staff training in areas of solder quality and acceptance criteria
  • Developed repair process for removal and replacement of large form factor devices

Manufacturing Engineer, Honeywell Boston Computer Operations

  • Manufacturing Engineer for PWB Assembly Operations
  • Author of “Soldering for Electronic Assemblies”, Published by Marcel Dekker, 1987
Michael Howard
Master Instructor

Michael Howard

Michael Howard Master Instructor

Michael Howard

Educational Experience
  • Certified Quality Engineer, American Society of Quality (ASQ)
  • Certified Leadership Facilitator, Development Dimensions International (DDI)
  • BS Business – IT Management, WGU University
  • IPC Certified Instructor

More than ten years’ experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • IPC-A-600

Industry Experience
Quality Inspection Manager — HM Electronics, Inc.

  • Certified operators to various IPC Standards
  • Provided electro-mechanical inspection services to organization
  • Developed and implemented IPC and inspection training procedures

Quality Engineer — Benechill, Inc.

  • Developed and implemented IPC and inspection training programs
  • Provided PCA inspection services to organization

Quality Specialist — Outsource Manufacturing

  • Training Coordinator for organization
  • Developed electro-mechanical training programs to IPC standards
Kenneth Holmes
Master Instructor

Kenneth Holmes

Kenneth Holmes Master Instructor

Kenneth Holmes

Educational Experience
  • Newport University, Newport, CA. PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • University of Windsor, Windsor. Canada. M.ED Counseling and Guidance
  • University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada. BA.

More than fifteen years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610 
  • J-STD-001 
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology 

Achievements

  • Colorado Association of Career Tech Educators: President of the Trades and Industry Division
  • National Association of Career Tech Educators: Trades and Industry Division
  • Colorado Teachers Association. Member and School Staff Representative
  • Alberta Teachers Association. Member and was School Staff Representative
  • Colorado Association of Career Tech Educators: Fellow 2014 and 2015dfd

Industry Experience
Adjunct Instructor – Pikes Peak Community College

  • Conducted courses in operational amplifiers, microprocessors and automation signal control
  • Development and delivered Industrial Robotics Control Programs
  • Conducted IPC Certification programs at college and within Workforce Development

Instructor – Mitchell High School

  • Development and delivered Cisco Networking Programs
  • Development and delivered Smart Home Automation Programs
Robert T. Heckman
Master Instructor

Robert T. Heckman

Robert T. Heckman Master Instructor

Robert T. Heckman

Educational Experience
  • Veteran – United States Air Force
  • MBE – Master of Business Education – Southern New Hampshire University
  • MBA – Master of Business Administration Southern New Hampshire University
  • Bachelors – Business Administration – Merrimack College

More than thirty-eight years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Senior Process Engineer, Celestica

  • Designed and implemented manufacturing processes for new products
  • Developed and documented the Optical fiber curriculum for facilities including
    • Fiber handling
    • Component fiber inspection
    • Single mode splicing
    • Polarization mode splicing
    • Ribbon mode splicing
  • Delivered all Optical Fiber classes
  • Served as Laser Safety Officer for facility
  • Designed and implemented floor layout changes
  • Team leader for developing IPC-8497 Optical fiber cleanliness standard

Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Hewlett Packard

  • Created and implemented manufacturing processes
  • Designed and implemented floor layout changes
  • Trained Manufacturing Operator in Quality Improvement Team techniques
  • Facilitated Manufacturing Quality Improvement teams

Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Apollo Computer

  • Managed Manufacturing and Industrial engineers supporting the assembly of Engineering Work Station Computers

Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Honeywell

  • Managed the engineers responsible for all the cable assembly processes
  • Project Engineer
    • Implemented business systems changes
    • Introduced new products to manufacturing
    • Trained exempt employees in team building techniques

Manufacturing Production Manager, Honeywell

  • Managed production departments responsible for assembly of various computer products
    • Cables and Harnesses
    • Disk Storage Units
    • Card Equipment
Bruce Gamble
Master Instructor

Bruce Gamble

Bruce Gamble Master Instructor

Bruce Gamble

Educational Experience
  • BS, University of the State of New York
  • AS, University of South Carolina
  • IPC Certified Instructor

More than ten years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Operations Supervisor, Harman

  • Oversee manufacturing of high-performance audio/visual switching products
  • Manage production workflow and track operational efficiency
  • Reinforce quality assurance and IPC compliance on all deliverables
  • Provide continual skill level training to all production personnel

Department Head, US Navy

  • Combat Systems Officer for submarine squadron
  • Manage combat readiness of ten fast attack submarines
  • Oversee and support all relative personnel
Evie Adams
Master Instructor

Evie Adams

Evie Adams Master Instructor

Evie Adams

More than twenty years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • J-STD-001
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Manufacturing Supervisor, Aerospace Systems

  • Supervise all production activities and ensure the timely delivery of assemblies to the customer
  • Organize and schedule daily, weekly, and monthly departmental workloads based on production control schedules
  • Monitor production schedules to ensure timely completion of work orders
  • Assure timely dissemination of information to expedite orders

Quality Control Supervisor, Aerospace Systems

  • Responsible for supervising and performing inspection activities
  • Plan, direct and coordinate activities relating to inspection and electrical testing
  • Support quality related issues such as interpretation of workmanship standards, manufacturing processes, customer prints, specifications and defect evaluations
  • Interface with customer representatives and government/customer inspectors
  • Make product conformance decisions based on interpretation of quality data reports, SPC charts, etc
  • Maintain applicable quality records
  • Work with suppliers, customers and internal departments on obtaining and/or responding to corrective actions

Training Coordinator/Supervisor, Aerospace Systems

  • Create training programs to certify and re-certify personnel
  • Monitor production personnel through Quality Process Audits
  • Investigate and implement process improvements through coordinated team activities
  • Provide certification for personnel (J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620)
  • Manage and direct instructor staff
  • Maintain ISO-compliant training records for 300+ employees
  • Calibrate inspection personnel through Gage R & R
  • Conduct analysis of product labor variance to determine root cause and preventative action
  • ISO AS9100 Lead Auditor
  • IQ, OQ, PQ Certified

Independent Consultant to Electronics/Cable Manufacturing

  • Conduct site audits to provide recommendation of training needs
  • Create custom training programs
Ryan Baird
Master Instructor

Ryan Baird

Ryan Baird Master Instructor

Ryan Baird

Educational Experience
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Concentration in Secondary Education
  • IPC Certified Instructor

More than five years of experience.

Approved IPC Master Instructor

  • IPC-A-610
  • J-STD-001 
  • J-STD-001 Space
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620

Approved EPTAC Master Instructor

  • Hand Soldering Skills / Wires & Terminals / Through-Hole Technology / Surface Mount Technology

Industry Experience
Instructor -Matric Limited

  • Conducted internal IPC-A-610 Specialist training to new and existing employees
  • Managed IPC-A-610 training materials, schedules and employee IPC Portal training records
  • Provide continual skill level training and assessments as needed

Assembler – Matric Limited

  • Responsible for surface mount assembly line operation
  • Specialized in surface mount hand soldering
  • Performed component rework and board level repair as needed

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