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Tom Sharpe, SMT Corp., Will Keynote SMTAI with Counterfeit Awareness Message
May 13, 2010 | SMT Magazine Archive

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- The SMTA Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at SMTA International (SMTAI), October 27, 2010, will feature SMT Corporation's VP Tom Sharpe as the keynote speaker.

He will provide a first-hand narration and a photo-documented tour of the counterfeiting and resale of electronic components in Shantou & Shenzhen, China. The presentation provides compelling and clear evidence showing this threat is far worse than previously imagined.

Tom Sharpe is the vice president of SMT Corporation, located in Sandy Hook, CT; http://www.smtcorp.com/. Sharpe co-founded SMT Corp. with his wife Kirsten in 1995 and they have since built SMT into one of the industry's leading independent stocking distributors of electronic components. In addition to being a long-time member of ERAI, Tom is the current VP of IDEA, where he has served continuously on the Board of Directors since it began in 2003.

For more information on SMTAI as well as the keynote luncheon, contact SMTA Executive Administrator JoAnn Stromberg at (952) 920-7682 or joann@smta.org; http://www.smta.org/smtai/special_events.cfm

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Subscribe to SMT to read Dollars and Sense: Anti-Counterfeiting Protective Measures by Rochester Electronics in the May/June issue and Detection of Counterfeit Components by K-Shell XRF Technique by RMD Instruments in the June SMT WEEK e-newsletter.

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