Silver Quill winners honoured
27 May 2009
Indium’s Silver Quill award was developed to encourage individuals to write technical reports, presentations, articles, and books, and to honour the most effective works. The company has recently announced the winners for 2008.
Points are awarded for the quality and quantity of the work, and for the region and market the work addresses.
Best paper for 2008 went to co-authors Chris Anglin and Ed Briggs (Technical Support Engineers), Tim Jensen, (Solder Paste Product Manager), and Senior Technologist, Dr. Ronald C. Lasky, Ph.D. for the paper, Fine Powder Solder Pastes: Stencil Printing and Reflow in Lead-Free Assembly. This paper was presented at SMTA Toronto in April 2008.
Chris Anglin has over 15 years of experience in advanced process development, new product introduction, and electronics assembly manufacturing. He has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and is trained in Six Sigma Black Belt programmes, as well as being an SMTA-certified process engineer.
Ed Briggs has been with Indium Corporation for over 16 years. He has an associate’s degree in Chemical Technology from Mohawk Valley Community College where he earned the Douglas J. Bauer Award for Excellence in Chemistry. Briggs is an SMTA-certified engineer and has earned a Six-Sigma Green Belt Certification from Dartmouth College for demonstrated proficiency in developing and executing design experiments to support continuous process improvement.
Tim Jensen has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University. He has authored technical publications and numerous process and technical guidelines. Jensen is a member of the SMTA and participates actively in several IPC standards development committees.
Dr. Lasky, holder of the prestigious SMTA Founder’s Award, is a visiting professor at Dartmouth College. He has over 25 years of experience in electronics and optoelectronic packaging and assembly. He has authored or edited five books and numerous technical papers and holds several patent disclosures.
The award for best-written paper went to Mario Scalzo (Senior Technical Support Engineer), for his paper, High First-Pass Yields in a Lead-Free Environment. This paper was published in the October 2008 issue of OnBoard Technology.
Scalzo joined Indium in 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Saint Anselm College and a certificate from the American Chemical Society for Professional Education. In addition, he is an SMTA-Certified Process Engineer and has a Six-Sigma Black Belt from Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering.
There were also two special mentions for Amanda Hartnett (Applications Engineer), for her paper, Halogen-Free Solder Pastes and Fluxes: Implementation Challenges, which was presented at SMTAI 2008, and Brandon Judd (Technical Support Engineer), for Optimising Your Stencil Printing Process, published in EPP Magazine’s November 2008 issue.
Amanda Hartnett has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Utica College and previously worked as a research lab technician at Cornell University focusing on the physical properties of silicon. She has authored technical papers on thermal management and microelectronics packaging materials. Amanda is active in several industry organizations including SPIE, IMAPS, and the IPC. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society.
Brandon Judd has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Technology from the State University of New York Institute of Technology. He is certified on several pieces of equipment, including stencil printers, 3D solder paste inspection equipment, X-ray machines and reflow ovens.
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