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