ESD ASSOCIATION North Central Chapter
ESDA History

2012
Kris Meacham – President

March
Membership Dinner Meeting, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites, Bloomington, MN.
Presentation, “Implementing ESD Factory Controls to Meet Evolving ESD Compact Targets”, Carl Newberg, MicroStat Laboratories/River’s Edge Technical Service

May
Program Manager Tutorials, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites, Bloomington, MN
ESD Basics for the Program Manager, Stephen Halperin & Associates, Ltd
How To's of In-Plant ESD Survey and Evaluation Measurements, Steve Halperin, Stephen Halperin & Associates, Ltd.

June
Honeywell SSEC, Plymouth, MN
Presentation, “Test Your ESD Knowledge”, Craig Zander, Prostat Corporation, Dale Parkin, Seagate Technology

September

December
2011
Kevin Leonard – President

March
Membership Dinner Meeting, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites, Bloomington, MN.
Presentation, “Major Issues Companies Face with S20.20 Certification Assessments and How to Address Them”, Ron Gibson, Stephen Halperin & Associates, Ltd.

May
Program Manager Tutorials, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites, Bloomington, MN
Seminar 20.20: ESD Program Development and Assessment
(ANSI/ESD S20.20 Seminar), Ron Gibson, Stephen Halperin & Associates, Ltd., John Kinnear, IBM

June
Itron, Waseca, MN
Presentation, “ESD Garments”, Craig Zander, Prostat Corporation

September
Red Wing Shoes, Redwing, MN
Presentation, “Test Method Demonstration to the ASTM Standards ESD”, Lori Hyllengren, SB Foot Tannery
Presentation, “Highlights and Key Concepts of Footwear/Flooring Standards”, Kevin Duncan, Seagate Technology

December
Seagate Technology, Bloomington, MN
Supplier/Sales Presentations
ESD Packaging & Sustainable/re-usable Packaging, Brad Ahlm, CCI
ESD Footwear, Mark Waserman, Red Wing Shoes
ESD Test Equipment/Ionization, Kris Meacham, JW Sales
Personnel Grounding/Constant Monitoring, Don Reynolds, 3M


2010
Jack Chandler – President
March
Membership Dinner Meeting, Holiday Inn Select Hotel & Suites, Bloomington, MN
Presentation, “Estimating the ESD Impact in the Complex Organization”, Steve Halperin, Stephen Halperin & Associates, Ltd.

April
Program Manager Tutorials, Holiday Inn Select Hotel & Suites, Bloomington, MN
Air Ionization: Issues and Answers for the Program Manager, Arnold Steinman, Electronics Workshop
Cleanroom Considerations for the Program Manager, Chris Long, IBM
Device Design Seminar, Charvaka Duvvury, Texas Instruments, Jim Miller, Freescale Semiconductor
Packaging Principles for the Program Manager, David E. Swenson, Affinity Static Control Consulting LLC
ESD Standards Overview for the Program Manage, David E. Swenson, Affinity Static Control Consulting LLC

June
Central Container Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Steve Braun presented on Central Container’s Philosophy, Ed Polin presented Lean and Green and Kevin Leonard explained Central Container’s concepts.
Demonstration by Jim Krebs of Total Energy Concepts on fine-tuning motor power factors, reducing wasted electricity.

September
Vendor Meeting / Technical Presentations, Holiday Inn Select Hotel & Suites, Bloomington, MN
Presentation, “ESD Shielding Bags”, Dale Parkin, Seagate Technology
Presentation, “Understanding Flooring and Footwear for Personnel Grounding - How do you know your floor is working?”, Craig Zander, Prostat Corporation

December
Seagate Technology, Shakopee, MN
Presentation, “The Truth about ESD Class 0”, Craig Zander, Prostat Corporation

2009
Kevin Duncan – President

March
Membership Dinner Meeting, Holiday Inn Select Hotel & Suites, Bloomington, MN
Presentation, “Process Capability and Transitional Analysis”, John Kinnear, IBM

May
Program Manager Tutorials, Coinciding with ESDA Summer Standards Meetings, Hilton Downtown Minneapolis
ESD Basics for the Program Manager, Stephen Halperin & Associates, Ltd
System Level ESD/EMI: Testing to IEC & Other Standards, Mike Hopkins
Device Technology and FA Overview, Leo G Henry, ESD/TLP Consultants
How To's of In-Plant ESD Survey and Evaluation Measurements, Steve Halperin, Stephen Halperin & Associates, Ltd.

June
Daktronics, Redwood Falls, MN
Factory Tour

September
Conductive Containers Incorporated, New Hope, MN
Factory Tour
Presentation, “Testing Packaging to ESD Standards”, Kevin Duncan, Seagate Technology

December
Data Sciences International, New Brighton, MN
Factory Tour
Open Topic Discussion

2008
Steve Block – President

March
Membership Dinner Meeting, Ramada, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
Presentation, “ESD Damage in the Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing Industries”, Roger Peirce, Simco

May
Program Manager Tutorials - Ramada, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
S20.20 Program Development and Assessment, Ron Gibson, Celestica and John Kinnear, IBM

June
Holiday Inn Hotel, Bloomington, MN
Presentation, “Draft Standard Test Method, ESD DSTM2.1-2008, Garments - Resistive Characterization”, Dave Swenson, Affinity Static Control Consulting, LLC

September
Ramada, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
Presentation on, “Charged Board Events – An ESD Event With More Energy/power than CDM”, Leo G. Henry, ESD/TLP Consultants

December
Seagate Technology, Shakopee, MN
Supplier/Sales Presentations
Ionization, Mike Riley, Midwest Production Supply
Personnel Grounding/Constant Monitoring, Don Reynolds, 3M
Footwear/Flooring, Kris Meacham, JW Sales
Packaging/Materials, Vanessa Mirabile, Lubrizol Conductive Polymers
Instrumentation/Testers, Craig Zander, Prostat Corporation

2007
Tom Lee – President

March
Membership Dinner Meeting, Holiday Inn Hotel, Bloomington, MN
Presentation on “Controlling ESD in Automated Equipment”, Donn Bellmore, Universal Instruments

May
Program Manager Tutorials - Holiday Inn Hotel, Bloomington, MN
How To's of In-Plant ESD Survey and Evaluation Measurements, Steve Halperin, Stephen Halperin & Associates, Ltd
Clean Room Considerations for the Program Manager, Chris Long, IBM
Air Ionization: Issues and Answers, Arnold Steinman, MKS, Ion Systems

June
REStronics Co., Inc., Edina, MN
Presentation, “Why Bad Things Happen to Good Chips”, Vladimir Kraz, 3M

September
20 Year Anniversary Dinner Meeting, Wildfire Grill, Eden Prairie, MN
North Central ESD Association Chapter History, Merle Weight, Chapter Co-Founder
ESD Association Update, Dave Swenson, ESD Association Vice President

December
Boston Scientific Corporation, Arden Hills, MN
Presentation “Recommendations on ESD Component Level from the Industry Council on ESD Target Levels”, Charvaka Duvvury, Texas Instruments Fellow

2006
Jeff Salisbury – President

March
Dinner Meeting held at The Mermaid, Mounds View, MN
Presentation, “ESD Packaging Principles and Evaluation Procedures”, Bob Vermillion, RMV Technology Group

April
Program Manager Tutorials, Bloomington, MN
ESD Basics for the Program Manager, Stephen Halperin & Associates, Ltd
ESD Packaging Principles, Dave Swenson, Affinity Static Control Consulting, LLC
ESD Standards Overview for the Program Manager, Dave Swenson, Affinity
Static Control Consulting, LLC

June
Seagate Technology, Bloomington, MN
Presentation, “ESD Consideration for Disc Drive Manufacturing”, Kevin Duncan, Seagate Technology
Window Tour of Wafer Fab

September
Celestica, Arden Hills, MN
Presentation, “TR53, Compliance Verification of ESD Protective Equipment and Materials”, Craig Zander, REStronics Co. Inc.

December
Seagate Technology, Shakopee, MN
Sales presentation on Ionization, Packaging, Constant Monitors and Audit Equipment


2005
Merle Weight – President

March
Dinner Meeting held at the Mermaid Conference Center
Merle Weight presented on “Case Studies of ESD Events”

June
IBM Corporation
Presentation by John Mass of IBM, “Systems ESD Testing”

September
Celestica Corporation
Presentation by Craig Zander of REStronics Northland, “ESDA Roadmap”

December
Guidant Corporation
Presentation by Ginger Hansel of Dangelmayer Associates L.L.C., “Handling ESD Class 0 Sensitive Devices”

2004
Ron Demshar – President

March
Dinner meeting at the Mermaid Conference Center
Presentation was given by Ron Gibson of Celestica International, Inc. on “Assessment of ESD Control Programs”

June
TEK Products
Presentation was given by Kay Adams of TECH WEAR, Inc. on “ESD Control Garments”
The North Central Chapter participated in SMTA annual vendor show at 3M.

September
Bakken Library and Museum
A tour of the Museum was provided.
Presentation was given on the Bakken Library and Museum by Ellen Kuhfeld, “Curator of Instruments” at the library and museum

December
3M
Supplier Show - A total of six suppliers were drawn at random from over 20 requests at the board of directors meeting. Each supplier was given 15 minutes to talk about their products with 5 minutes for questions, the speakers and companies presenting were:

1. “Constant Monitoring and Data Acquisition for Grounding Devices” by Steve Paulson of Electri-Rep of Minnesota
2. “Work Surfaces” by Craig Zander of REStronics Northland
3. “Ionization” by Tom Watkins of Transforming Technologies
4. “Packaging” by Steve Braun of Central Container Corporations
5. “Seating” by Doug Loberg of Benchside Technologies
6. “Floors” by Don Reynolds of 3M Company

2003
Tim Jarrett – President

March
Dinner Meeting at the Mermaid Conference Center
Presentation was given by Brent Beamer of Static control Components (SCC) on the new ESDA Standard - S541

April
Regional Tutorial and Vendor Show at Seagate
38 Attendees and 25 Vendors participated

June
3M
Panel Discussion: “ESD Myths”, Panel members were: Dale Parkin, Jeff Salisbury, Merle Weight and Craig Zander. The moderator was Tim Jarrett.

September
Central Container Corporation
Tour of the facilities was provided
Dale Parkin presented on “Packaging” with a demonstration on ESDA STM 11.31

December
Seagate
Tour of the facilities was provided
Jeff Salisbury presented “To Monitor or Not to Monitor”



2002
Kris Meacham – President

March
Diner Meeting at Exceptional Banquet Center
Tim Jarrett presented “Periodic verification test methods for ESD protective equipment and materials”

June
Micro Control
Merle Weight presented “How do you know if you have an ESD Problem” Part I

September
Data Card
Merle Weight presented “How do you know if you have an ESD Problem” Part II

December
Seagate
Tour of the facilities was provided
Two presentations were given:

1. “The Internal Parts of a Disc Drive Assembly” presented by Rick Meyer
2. “Ionization” presented by Jeff Salisbury


2001
John Dollar – President

March
Diner Meeting at Ramada Plaza
John Kinnear presented, “An overview of S20.20 ESD Association Standard for Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment”

June
Manufacturing Services
Gary Blum gave a presentation on, “Monitoring wrist straps”

September
Conductive Containers, Inc. CCI
Overview of what CCI does in the ESD market:
Types of products, Raw materials, Processes, Purpose of the plant, Plant tour, Processing conductive corrugated, Thermoforming of ESD protective plastics, Tooling for thermoformed parts, assembly and secondary operations

​December
Guidant
Carl Newberg presented on “A study in the Electrical Properties of Polymeric Materials Used for Gloves and Finger Cots”
Photographer Bruce Challgren gave a presentation, “Photographing Lightning”

2000
Eric Newton – President

​ March
Diner Meeting at Ramada Plaza
Stephen C. Schaeffer, ESD Association presented about the ESD Association

June
3M
Dave Swenson presented “Grounding of Personnel in ESD Sensitive Environments”, Dave provide handouts at this meeting on the following:

1. “Grounding of Personnel in ESD Sensitive Environments”, by David E. Swenson and Dr. Robert W. Wilson, 3M Electronic Handling and Protection Division.
2. “The Effect of Resistance to Ground on Human Body ESD”, by D E Swenson
3. “Assessment of Energy”, by David E. Swenson and Dr. Robert W. Wilson of 3MElectronic Handling and Protection Division, and Chung F. Lam of Read-Rite Corporation.

September
Artizen in Red Wood Falls
Panel Discussion and interactive meeting

December
Honeywell
Vendor meeting/show
A total of six suppliers were drawn at random from over 20 requests at the board of directors meeting. Each supplier was given 15 minutes to talk about their products with 5 minutes for questions, the speakers and companies presenting were:

1. Paul Casanova - Redwing Safety Shoes
2. Don Reynolds - 3M
3. Craig Zander – REStronics
4. Steve Braun and Ron Demshar - Central Container
5. Mick Lyman - Loeffler's Hytest Safety Shoes
6. One supplier had to cancel