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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Dear North Central Chapter members,
The North Central Chapter of the ESD Association is hosting “Level 1: ANSI/ESD S2020 Plant Auditor” training and certification September 1-3 in Bloomington, MN. Attached is a flier for this training course.

The Level 1 course includes a day of classroom instruction followed by a day of hands-on training, where you will learn the essentials for making auditing measurements. This course is recognized by the ESDA and upon successful completion of the course and exam, the attendee will receive certification from SH&A and the ESDA. The course is taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors who have been integral to the development of the ESDA standards and training programs.

This is an excellent course for anyone that makes ESD audit measurements for their company and for those who may oversee and train those people. In addition, it is an excellent course for those that sell ESD control products and would benefit from a stronger understanding of how these products should perform in the ESD controlled environment.

Please feel free to distribute the attached flier to anyone that you feel could benefit from this course. The course was held in Chicago this past May and sold out, as the class size is limited in order to provide the best hands-on experience for the attendees.

You will find the registration information on the attached flier. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or feel free to call the number on the flier.

​Best Regards,

Craig Zander