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PA&LS, LLC & Creative Electron Announce IPC Training Partnership

May 2017

Creative Electron, a leading manufacturer of X-Ray systems,
& Production Analysis & Learning Services are pleased to announce they have partnered to become a Licensed IPC Certification Training Center.

Kathy has been a certified IPC trainer since 1996. Her educational background combined with her DFM and direct hands on Manufacturing experience allows her to have greater insight on the WHY behind the requirements, which in turn allows her to provide excellent examples during training classes. Prior to her IPC certification she was trained and certified to various mil-stds (Mil-STD-2000 & WS6536E), which enables her to assist in the understanding and transition to IPC standards.

Kathy, a certified Master IPC Trainer (MIT) for the IPC-A-610 & 600 documents, a Certified IPC
Trainer (CIT) for the IPC-A-620 & J-STD-001 documents, has made numerous presentations at seminars and at
major trade shows.

In addition to her specialized knowledge in SMT soldering and circuit assembly, Kathy brings over 30 years of on-the-job experience in design, test, manufacturing, reliability, quality, & engineering management. In 1999, she founded Production Analysis and Learning Services LLC, a full turnkey electronic engineering consulting company specializing in electronic circuit & PCB design, manufacturing, reliability, and quality.

Kathy Palumbo joins AMTECH as the new Technical Support Manager

May 2014 -- View Press Release in pdf format

Deep River, CT – AMTECH, a leading manufacturer of solder paste and process support products,
has just announced the appointment of Kathy Palumbo as Technical Support Manager.

Kathy’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering.
She is also a certified IPC Master Instructor (MIT) for the IPC-A-610 & 600 documents, a certified IPC
Trainer (CIT) for J-STD-001 documents, and has made numerous presentations at seminars and at
major trade shows.

In addition to her specialized knowledge in SMT soldering and circuit assembly, Kathy brings over 29 years of on-the-job experience in design, test, manufacturing, reliability, quality, & engineering management. In 1999, she founded Production Analysis and Learning Services LLC, a full turnkey electronic engineering consulting company specializing in electronic circuit & PCB design, manufacturing, reliability, and quality.

In 2002, Kathy became active within the trade association SMTA, serving the LA/OC chapter in various capacities, including terms as President, Secretary, and currently as Vice President. To honor Kathy for her many years of dedicated service, SMTA presented Kathy with their prestigious Excellence in Leadership Award in 2009. Kathy also remains active within the IPC, serving as treasurer of the Orange County Designer’s Council and as a volunteer for the local University Industrial Advisory Committee.

According to Leigh Gesick, President of AMTECH, “we are excited to have such an accomplished individual as Kathy Palumbo become part of the AMTECH team. Kathy brings decades of practical experience to her job as Technical Support Manager. Her expertise, educational background, and ability to listen will serve our customers in addressing everyday challenges to keep their SMT process lines running at peak efficiency. Kathy will also assist in the development of innovative solutions that increase solder joint reliability in challenging environments, such as fine-pitch SMT, nanotech, and other emerging technologies,” notes Gesick.

AMTECH solder paste, solder fluxes, and process support products are manufactured and distributed globally by SMT International, LLC., which is located at 500 Main Street, Suite 18, P.O. Box 989, Deep River, CT 06417 (800) 435-0317 (860) 526-8300 www.amtechsolder.com

Kathy Palumbo is Re-Elected Vice President of the LA/OC SMTA Chpater
10/13 -- Kathy will continue to serve as Vice President for the LA/OC SMTA. Kathy has served as the LA/OC SMTA Secretary form 2002 to 2009, President from 2009 to 2011, and now Vice President from 2012 - 2014.
Kathy Palumbo is Re-Elected Vice President of the LA/OC SMTA Chpater
10/12 -- Kathy will continue to serve as Vice President for the LA/OC SMTA. Kathy has served as the LA/OC SMTA Secretary form 2002 to 2009, President from 2009 to 2011, and now Vice President from 2012 - 2013.
Kathy Palumbo is Elected Vice President of the LA/OC SMTA Chpater
10/11 -- Kathy has served as the LA/OC SMTA President from 2009 - 2011, and LA/OC SMTA Secretary from 2002 - 2009. As Vice President Kathy will continue to provide support for the chapter where ever it is needed. The Team that serves on the LA/OC SMTA chapter board are always looking for volunteers. If you would like to become more involved with the LA/OC SMTA chapter then contact any of the board members (http://www.laocsmta.org/contact/). The LA/OC SMTA is committed to the establishment of a Student Chapters at a local College or University. If you know of a student who would like to start their own student chapter for the SMTA group, then have them contact any of the LA/OC board members (http://www.laocsmta.org/contact/).
Kathy Palumbo is Elected President of the LA/OC SMTA Chpater for a 3rd Term
10/10 -- Kathy has served as the LA/OC SMTA President since 2009. Durring her term as President the Chapter has won chapter of the year two times in a row. This is possible by the dedicated team that serves on the LA/OC SMTA chapter board and they are shooting for a 3rd year in row this year. Kathy is committed to the establishment of a Student Chapters at a local College or University. If you know of a student who would like to start their own student chapter for the SMTA group, then have them contact Kathy.
Kathy Palumbo Recieves the SMTA "Excellence in Leadership" Award
10/09 -- The EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AWARD honors SMTA members who stand out as strong leaders in the Association. The 2009 recipient of this award is Kathleen S. Palumbo (left) of Production Analysis and Learning Services LLC. Kathy Palumbo is currently serving as President of the award winning LA/Orange County Chapter. Prior to being elected as President she served as the Secretary of the chapter for seven years. During her volunteer time for the chapter her passion was in the designing of both the chapter Web site and chapter newsletter, continually polishing and adding new features so that the chapter "look" and information are current and to ensure that colleagues who came to the chapter Web page would be engaged, become involved and support chapter events. Kathy makes serving as President look easy; however, everyone knows there is a great deal of time and effort placed on being an organized leader of a highly successful SMTA Chapter. She creates an exciting and professional image of the LA/Orange County Chapter at meetings and in communications to industry colleagues.
Kathy Palumbo is Elected President of the LA/OC SMTA Chpater
10/09 -- Kathy has served as the LA/OC SMTA Secretary since 2002 for the past 7 years Kathy has provided meeting minutes, website updating, newsletter creation, and technical advice for the presentation committee. In her new role as President Kathy will continue to provide this support as well as support in all areas of event planning. Kathy is committed to the establishment of a Student Chapters at a local College or University. If you know of a student who would like to start their own student chapter for the SMTA group, then have them contact Kathy.
PA&LS, llc & SolderMask, Inc Team up to Promote AMTECH Solder Paste
8/09 -- PA&LS, LLC & SolderMask, Inc have entered a Strategic Business Alliance in order to Promote AMTECH Solder Paste and SolderMask Stencils. The duo have developed a special demo program that allows potential users to test stencils and solder paste without affecting their product line. Both team members are excited about the new program and its potential.
PA&LS, LLC Wins Manufacturing Support Service Contract For Consumer Device Supplier
11/07 -- PA&LS has won a Manufacturing Support Service contract for a Consumer Device Supplier and is now their Manufacturing Support Service Provider for all Consumer Electronic Devices. Designs that are developed in-house or by PA&LS shall also be project managed for the manufacturing portion by PA&LS.
PA&LS, LLC Wins Design Service Contract For Consumer Device Supplier
01/07 -- PA&LS has won a Design Service contract for a Consumer Device Supplier and is now their Design Service Provider for all Consumer Electronic Devices. Some of the projected projects are GPS systems, Wireless Devices, and Lighting Systems.
PA&LS, LLC Wins Service Contract For Medical Equipment SUpplier
05/06 -- PA&LS has won a Service contract for a Medical Equipment supplier and is now their West Coast Service Provider. PA&LS will be servicing all medical equipment supplied throughout the Western Regional area of the USA
PA&LS, LLC Becomes A Certified IPC Master Instructor for IPC-A-600 & IPC-A-610 Standards
06/05 -- Kathy Palumbo, CEO & Founder of PA&LS, is now a Certified Master Instructor for the IPC-A-600 and IPC-A-610 Standards.
PA&LS, LLC Presents at the San Diego SMTA Chapter Meeting in San Diego, Ca.

05/11/05 -- Kathy Palumbo, CEO & Founder of PA&LS, gave a well received presentation on "Eliminating the "WAG" in Final Finish Selection".
The presentation is available for viewing on PA&LS website on April's Events page.

PA&LS, LLC Presents at the LA/OC SMTA Chapter Meeting in Anaheim, Ca.
04/21/05 -- Kathy Palumbo, CEO & Founder of PA&LS, gave a well received presentation on "Eliminating the "WAG" in Final Finish Selection".
The presentation is available for viewing on PA&LS website on April's Events page.
PA&LS, LLC Presents at the O.C. IPC Designers Council Meeting in Irvine, Ca.
01/25/05 -- Kathy Palumbo, CEO & Founder of PA&LS, gave a well received presentation on "Final Surface Finishes for the PCB - Everything the designer needs to know for making the correct choice".
The presentation is available for viewing on PA&LS website on January's Events page.
Kathy Palumbo is Elected V.P. of Technical Programs & re-elected as Secretary of the LA/OC SMTA Chapter for the 3rd year in a row
10/04 -- As a SMTA secretary board member Kathy provides meeting minutes, website updating, newsletter creation, and technical advice for the presentation committee. In her new additional role as V.P. of Education Kathy will provide support in the establishment of Student Chapters at local Colleges and University's. If you know of a student who would like to start their own student chapter for the SMTA group, then have them contact Kathy.
Kathy Palumbo is Elected Treasurer of the O.C. IPC Designers Council Group
10/03 -- As a board member Kathy provides accounting/banking/non-profit licensing support for the group as well as being part of the technical advisory committee, which determines what will be presented at each meeting..
PA&LS, LLC Joins the O.C. IPC Designers Council Group
9/03 -- PA&LS joins the O.C. IPC DESIGNERS COUNCIL Group so all of their designers can stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in Electronic Circuit and PCB design.
PA&LS, LLC Presents at the O.C. IPC Designers Council Meeting in San Diego, Ca.
9/24/03 -- Kathy Palumbo, CEO & Founder of PA&LS, gave a well received presentation on "A Crash Course In...Circuit Card Assembly & DFM Guidelines" to the San Diego IPC DESIGNERS COUNCIL GROUP. The presentation is available for viewing on PA&LS website on September's Events page.
PA&LS, LLC Presents at the O.C. IPC Designers Council Meeting in Irvine, Ca.
8/26/03 -- Kathy Palumbo, CEO & Founder of PA&LS, gave a well received presentation on "Cause and Effect - How design "goofs" create big headaches for PCB Fabricators and Assemblers" to the O.C. IPC DESIGNERS COUNCIL GROUP. The presentation was so well received that Kathy was invited to the San Diego's IPC Designers Council Group to be a presenter as well. The presentation is available for viewing on PA&LS website on August's Events page.
PA&LS, LLC Presents at the San Diego SMTA Chapter Meeting in San Diego, Ca.
11/19/02 -- Kathy Palumbo, CEO & Founder of PA&LS, gave a well received presentation on "uBGA's Solder & Oven Profiles -- Critical Process Variables" at the San Diego SMTA Chapter Meeting in November 2002. The presentation was published in the SMTA 2002 PAN-PAC proceedings and is available for viewing on PA&LS website on February & November's Events Page.
PA&LS, LLC Presents at the IPC DESIGNERS COUNCIL MEETING IN O.C., Ca.
08/01/02 -- Kathy Palumbo, CEO & Founder of PA&LS, gave a well received presentation on "PCB Layout for CCA Made Easy… Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Manufacturing but Were Afraid to Ask." The presentation is available for viewing on PA&LS website on August's Events page.
PA&LS, LLC PRESENTS at the 2002
PAN-PACIFIC TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM in Maui, Hawaii

02/07/02 -- Kathy Palumbo, CEO & Founder of PA&LS, gave a well received presentation on uBGA Solder & Oven Profiles...Critical Process Variables. The presentation was published in the 2002 PAN-PAC proceedings and is available for viewing on PA&LS website on February & November's Events Pages.

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