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 with membership 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. 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

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North Central Chapter Members:
Due to scheduling conflicts and time constraints, we will not be holding our December meeting. The chapter officers have met and we have decided to reduce the the number of meetings per year from four to two. We will have our Membership meeting in the Spring and a second meeting in the Fall.

It is our goal to make the two meetings very interesting and valuable for our members and guests. We are looking to invite speakers from outside of our Chapter to present new perspectives on ESD control topics and to possibly provide ESD training programs.

At this time, the chapter will continue to run with the current officers and our by-laws are being reviewed for possible revisions to meet our changing membership. Please contact me or any of the other officers with any questions or concerns. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in the Spring.

Best Regards,

Craig Zander
Transforming Technologies LLC

Next Chapter Meeting Will Be In the Spring
Details To Follow​