I recently completed the EOS/ESD Association’s Professional ESD Program Manager training and I am happy to say the team of instructors involved all demonstrated their extensive experience and exceeded my expectations in teaching the courses, and the comprehensive content covered all aspects of an ESD manufacturing control program and assessment. The week after the PM exam I successfully led an assessment involving customer / contractors of a customer manufacturing site ESD program, resulting in major improvements, and I am now more confident in and more heavily involved with continuous improvement of ESD control programs within my company.
Alan Righter - Senior Staff ESD Engineer
Both the classes and the in-person training were very helpful. Enabled me to bring my companies ESD control program to the next level. The seminars offered an entire world of ESD perspectives and products to light that I otherwise would never have known of. GREAT PROGRAM!
Chris Pesola - Quality Assurance Engineer
The ESDA has provided my company with leading-edge education and experience to ensure we provide our customers with the very best service available. We at NorthWest Electrostatic Services are strong supporters of the ESDA and participate in as many ESDA working groups as we can to ensure our and our customer needs are meet quickly and effectively.
NorthWest Electrostatic Services
Even though I had been involved with electronics for 35 years, and had a sound electronics engineering foundation, I found that my knowledge of ESD physics needed bolstering when I took on the role of our site’s ESD Program Manager. Consequentially, I undertook the ESDA’s Program Management Certification to better understand this science. I completed the ten course curriculum in about 6 months and then completed the PM examination at the 2014 ESD Symposium. The combination of classroom and computer classes were great, and the instructors were excellent. Being an engineer, I found the calculations course to be very helpful in bringing everything together in a cohesive system, and recommend taking this course toward the end of the curriculum. I also found the classes on the practical side of managing an ESD program very helpful.
David Kirk - Senior Manufacturing Engineer
The Device Stress Test certification program is an excellent opportunity for Technicians. The instruction on the ESD tests and methodology is done by industry professionals. The online classes are a great resource to have for deeper information into ESD tests that a technician may be starting to do.
Working as a development engineer for qualification methodology, I think having a certificate in device testing is a must-have. The ESDA offers a good program to get the latest information about the different standards and ESD fundamentals. I would recommend the “Device Stress Testing Certification” to anyone who works in the field of ESD qualification.
I have been involved with the ESDA for over 10 years and have taken advantage of many of the training opportunities offered. The educational course curriculum is diverse and provides those involved in ESD control a solid foundation to build robust and sustainable programs. The services offered by the ESDA have provided enormous benefit not only to my local operational unit but also to L3 Technologies as a whole.
Matt Strickland - ESD Resource Team Lead
As a new ESD program manager for my company, I find the ESDA courses and Certified Program Manager track a great way to learn all the important aspects of ESD. I am grateful for the content and organization they have put into this curriculum.
Sam Freeman - Worldwide ESD Program Manager
From my first training (2004), the ESD Association has helped develop a non-compromising attitude in my profession, allowing me to recommend the right solutions to my customers, through high-quality products. This further drove me to attend many ESD Symposiums, complete all Program Manager courses and secure TR53 and CET certifications.
Satish V P - Managing Director
Neuro Technology Middle East Fze
When I started in the Electronics Industry I had idea no what ESD was or even stood for; I was never taught the background and physics of electrostatics in college. All of the knowledge I have was acquired by attending the ESD Symposiums and getting involved in different activities. While I am nowhere near knowing everything, I am excited to learn something new at each Symposium and each Working Group meeting. I hope to get more involved with ESDA to continue the legacy that is already recognized worldwide. The friendships I have made and the new friends I meet each year are invaluable to me. The networking of professionals and vast knowledge throughout the ESDA is immeasurable and I am proud to be part of this great organization.
Shane Heinle - Coordinator, ESD Program Control
Taking tutorials online/on demand, as well as in person at annual ESDA symposium has helped me and co-workers gain valuable training from industry professionals that allow us to intelligently interact with our customers on a daily basis. Tutorials and seminars are consistently present in a professional manner by all the ESD Association instructors and presenters. The knowledge gained has led several of us to pursue Program Manager certification, as well as participation in standards working groups.
Timothy Maroni - Engineering Supervisor
While I have a strong engineering background with degrees in chemical engineering, my knowledge of electronics and ESD was certainly limited. Being involved in the ESD Association, through the committees, the available training information, and generous support from other members, I’ve learned a vast amount about ESD and its control. I particularly enjoy networking with the other members, working with them on the committees, and having a little fun during the free time.
Tom Ricciardelli - President/CEO