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

Use this form to be added to our email list:
ESDA Membership
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
I am interested in membership

Next Chapter Meeting will be in December. Details to follow.

Due to scheduling conflicts and meeting site challenges, there will not be a Fall meeting.

In early September the North Central Chapter hosted the ESDA Level 1 Plant Auditor – TR53 certification course. We had eight attendees from around the country, including two local chapter members. The event went well and the Chapter will receive financial compensation for hosting the event.

Last week we were invited to speak at the Minnesota EMC event and to have a table promoting our Chapter. Craig Zander presented a talk on the current trends in ESD while Jon Clay at MTE Solutions and Ryan Sullivan from E-Tronix shared exhibit duty.

We are still open to offers to host the December meeting and for suggested topics for discussion. Also, please let us know if you have interest in becoming an officer of the Chapter as elections will be held at the December meeting.

Enjoy the Fall and we will see you in December!

Next Chapter Meeting Will Be In December
Details To Follow​