ESD ASSOCIATION North Central Chapter
The North Central Chapter is a professional voluntary association founded in 1987 by six people with a mission to promote networking and the exchange of technical information on common electrostatic discharge related subjects. From those first six members, the North Central Chapter membership has grown and now averages more than one hundred  members throughout Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota.

Today, chapter members include Engineers, Technicians, Production Management, Quality Assurance and Reliability, Research, Sales and Marketing, Education, and Purchasing professionals. Our chapter members find the help and resources they need through educational programs, technical discussions, facility tours, and active networking during quarterly meetings. Also, the chapter's newsletter, Common Ground, covers chapter activities and a review of the technical discussion held during the previous quarterly meeting. You may also learn more by reading the Chapter Bylaws.
ESDA Overview
North Central Chapter members receive notification of Chapter activities that occur throughout the year. The Chapter meets four times a year, and most meetings are held at member companies. The North Central Chapter supports the National Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESDA) through regional tutorials and national standards involvement.

Benefits of Membership:
  • Notification of Chapter meetings
  • Meetings are held at member sites and include tours of ESD areas
  • Chapter meetings typically have an ESD related presentation
  • Vendor days and tutorials are supported and sponsored by the Chapter
  • Networking with other ESD professionals
  • Quarterly newsletter published to inform members of Chapter activities
  • Quarterly updates on national standards and other pertinent activities
For additional information or to join the North Central Chapter:
Please contact the Membership Chairperson:
Bernard Reiland
651-426-4829 or 651-414-5477 (work)

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Tuesday April 8, 2014
Sign in 4:00pm-4:30pm
Meeting starts at 4:30

Crown Plaza Hotel & Suites
Minneapolis Int'l Airport
3 Appletree Square
Bloomington, MN 55425​​​​​​

Topic: Future ESD challenges and controls – John Kinnear, IBM
R.S.V.P. By April 1st with meal choice

​Main Course – select one
Grilled New York Strip Steak
Oven Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breast (Wild rice stuffing, Pancetta Cream Sauce)
Fresh Walleye Pike - Broiled

Dessert – select one
New York Cheesecake – Raspberry Sauce
Carrot Cake – White Chocolate Sauce