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David Fish

David Fish

Results-oriented operations manager with successful experience in business, technical process engineering and improvement, and program, project and staff management. Experienced leader with a track record of growing margins, profits and market share. Additional strengths include problem solving, decision-making, planning and follow-through.

Affiliation: SMTnet

Standards ANSI/ESD S20.20 Changes

Learn what Significant Changes have been made from the 2007 version to the 2014 version of ANSI/ESD S20.20 Learn More PDF

IPC APEX EXPO Programs Highlight Technology and Innovation

No matter where you are in the global electronics supply chain, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “I need it now.” In this fast-moving, ever-evolving industry, we hear that a lot. What drives what happens now? A critical combination of the … Continue reading

New adhesive system makes a circuit board that is 90% recyclable

Three British companies have developed a system that means components can easily be separated by hot water Circuit boards are made with a thermoset of glass that isn’t easily recyclable. Photograph: Leah Borromeo Three British companies have developed a 90% … Continue reading


Recently, Bob Wettermann [BEST Inc, Rolling Meadows IL bwet@solder.net ] sent SMTnet a technical paper on paste printing [“Performance of Kapton Stencils vs Stainless Steel Stencils for Prototype Printing Volumes Processes“ ] that he and Hung Hoang {BESTInc ] wrote. … Continue reading

2013 SMTA Space Coast EXPO

  I attended the “3rd Bi-Annual SMTA Space Coast Chapter Vendor Expo & Technical Forum” the week before last.  Jack Reinke [at Kyzen] sent me this write-up that covered the event better that I could. Thanks Jack The SMTA Space … Continue reading