Learn all about PCBA defluxing in batch cleaning systems and tips for optimizing equipment settings and chemistry selection for the best (and most profitable) possible performance. Presented by industry experts Pierce Pillon, Senior Field Engineer of Techspray, and Mike Konrad, President of Aqueous Technologies.
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Senior Field Engineer @ITW Contamination Control - Electronics
Previously the Lab Manager and lead formulations chemist, Pierce is currently the Senior Field Applications Engineer at ITW Contamination Control - Electronics, a world-wide manufacturer of chemical products for the electronics industry, featuring brands like Chemtronics and Techspray. After serving in the military for eight years, he completed his education in 1982, graduating from Lamar University. Working in the petroleum industry for 20 years as a senior project chemist, he was employed by Getty Oil Co., Texaco, and Chevron. He led projects around the world specializing in treating systems for the natural gas & liquids plants. Pierce is active in SMTA and IPC. He is a past Director, VP, and President of the Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA).
President @Aqueous Technologies
Mike Konrad, President of Aqueous Technologies, began his career in the electronic assembly equipment industry in 1985. Mike founded Aqueous Technologies in 1992 in response to the Montreal Protocol and the resulting international treaty banning most popular cleaning/defluxing solvents. Mike is an internationally known speaker on the subject of increasing reliability through contamination removal and cleanliness quantification techniques and procedures. Mike was awarded “Distinguish Speaker Status” with SMTA in 2018 and received the “Rich Freiberger Best of Conference Award” in 2019. Mike was recently elected to the SMTA Global Board of Directors where he chairs the SMTA Training Committee and is also a member of the SMTA Strategic Development Committee. Mike is also Vice President of Technical Programs for the Los Angeles / Orange County SMTA Chapter. Mike is the host of the popular Reliability Matters and Concept to Creation Podcasts.