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March 29, 2023

State of the Industry – Introduction to Harsh Env. (Coatings/ Potting)

Speaker: Jason Keeping P. Eng., Celestica Inc.
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern
Virtual Meeting
Members: FREE!
Non-Members $25 USD*
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You will receive an email confirmation and a link to join the event upon registration.
12:00 – 12:10 PM: SMTA Chapter Overview/Introduction
12:10-12:45 PM: Speaker Presentation
12:45 – 1:00 PM: Q&A

Technical Presentation:
With the current exponential growth in the Electronification of technology into harsh environments (such as the Electric Vehicle and Green Energy) there are various materials and processes that can be utilized. This presentation will briefly highlight these materials (different classifications) as well as their advantages as well as their challenges.

Bio Summary:
Jason Keeping is the Global Process Subject Matter Expert for Ruggedized Electronics within the Global Technology and Operations team at Celestica. He holds a B.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ryerson, is a Six Sigma/Lean Professional and a licensed professional engineer. Jason has focused his career on assessing the manufacturability and capabilities of conformal coating, potting, underfill chemistries & their interactions, dispensing technologies/processes and on assembly-level cleaning for the past fifteen years. Jason is the recipient of several awards, including the 2016 SMTA Excellence in International Leadership Award, the Shingo prize for Celestica’s site in Monterrey, Mexico in 2007, and has contributed to Celestica’s Frost & Sullivan awards in 2005, 2009, 2012 & 2013.  Jason is the co-chair of the IPC-HDBK-830 handbook; author for conformal coating chapter of the Printed Circuits Handbook and was featured in the cover of Circuits Assembly in May 2008 and is currently the chair of the 5-30 Cleaning and Coating Committee within IPC.

Most recently, Jason presented with Dave Hillman of Collins Aerospace; an industry wide baseline study, on conformal coating, supporting a J-STD-001 initiative with data and support of industry leading organizations.  Jason has worked alongside Steph Mescheter of BAE Systems as a principle investigator on two of Celestica’s joint U.S. DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Project (SERDP) examining corrosion induced whisker growth.

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