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C2C 9: Foresite Founder Terry Munson

C2C 9: Foresite Founder Terry Munson

August 31, 2021

Terry Munson is the founder and president of Foresite, Inc. He founded Foresite in 1992, then known as CSL (Contamination Studies Laboratories, Inc.). Terry has extensive experience with how cleanliness issues are affecting product reliability for electronic hardware. He is the primary developer of ion chromatography analysis for use in the electronics manufacturing industry and is an active member of IPC. Terry’s insights have been seen in various industry trade publications, as well as at technical conferences.

It can be said, Terry marches at the front of the band, using his unique experience and cleanliness testing methods, many of which have made their way to internationally recognized standards. Terry has been quoted saying “Everything is fixable, you just have to understand what’s causing problem.” Today, we’ll attempt to understand Terry Munson as he joins Mike Konrad on this episode of the Concept to Creation Podcast.


Terry's Contact Info:

Terry Munson

Foresite, Inc.

1982 S. Elizabeth Street

Kokomo, IN 46902






RM 74: Worthington Assembly’s Chris Denney on Contract Manufacturing

RM 74: Worthington Assembly’s Chris Denney on Contract Manufacturing

August 24, 2021

Worthington Assembly's Chris Denney speaks about the electronic contract manufacturing business.

• How to select an appropriate contract manufacturer
• Evaluating a contract manufacturer's capabilities
• Mistakes made when selecting a contract manufacturer
• Advantages and disadvantages of selecting a US-based contract manufacturer

Chris may be contacted here:

Worthington Assembly's website:

RM 73: Solder Paste Expert Tim Jensen of Indium

RM 73: Solder Paste Expert Tim Jensen of Indium

August 17, 2021

Tim Jensen talks about:

  • Solder paste selection best practices
  • Low temperature solder
  • Common mistakes made when using solder paste
  • Solder paste jetting / micro-dispensing
  • And much more


Tim Jensen may be reached here:


PCB Chat 83: Vincent Bedat of Volthub on OEM-EMS Data Sharing

PCB Chat 83: Vincent Bedat of Volthub on OEM-EMS Data Sharing

August 11, 2021

Vincent Bedat is a mechanical engineer and recent MBA graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management, and founder of Volthub, one the finalists for the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. Bedat is from Zurich, Switzerland, where he graduated with a master’s in mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich.

He worked at the robotics startup Synapticon in Stuttgart, Germany, as a mechanical engineer and eventually project manager. There, he recognized inefficiencies in the ways data are shared and managed in hardware development, and conceived a platform to accelerate the rate of innovation by streamlining the procurement process.

His startup is called Volthub, and upon graduating from MIT in June, he has relocated to San Francisco to further develop the company. He can be reached at vbedat@volthub.io.


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C2C 8: STI Electronics’ David Raby

C2C 8: STI Electronics’ David Raby

August 10, 2021

STI Electronics (formally Soldering Technology International) was founded by the late Industry icon Jim Raby. Soldering Technology International became STI Electronics and was operated by Jim, David, and Ellen Raby.

Jim and Dave Raby both were awarded the prestigious IPC President‘s award. This is the first and only time a father and son have won this award.

David recounts the founding of STI and the challenges along the way. David also provides valuable advice for new entrepreneurs.

David may be reached here:

STI Electronics website:

RM 72: Thermal Profiling with ECD’s Mark Waterman

RM 72: Thermal Profiling with ECD’s Mark Waterman

August 2, 2021

ECD's Mark Waterman discusses thermal profiling best practices.

• Common mistakes made when using profilers
• In-use best practices
• Common applications

Mark may be reached here:

ECD's Website:

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