Don’t Miss the SMTA Ambassador Reception during SMTAI 2017: Article

TORRANCE, CA — September 2017 — Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, announces that Michelle Ogihara, Senior Sales Manager at Seika, and Founder of the SMTA Ambassador program will host the SMTA Ambassador Reception during SMTA International. The meeting is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom, Upper Level, South Ballroom of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.

All SMTA Ambassadors are invited to the reception and meeting. A special pinning ceremony will take place as well as an exchange of ideas for future growth and promotion of the SMTA membership and ambassador program. SMTA current and past board of directors are welcome to join the reception to learn more about the SMTA ambassadorship. Reservations are requested although not necessary to join this meeting.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) ambassadors are representatives of the network who seek to grow membership. All ambassadors should understand the mission statement of the SMTA and know the general membership categories and benefits offered. The Ambassador Program has been implemented with the same spirit of volunteerism that the SMTA was first founded on. It is based upon “spreading the good word and providing good will” to all potential and future members of the SMTA globally. Michelle Ogihara is the founder and chair of this program.

To RSVP for the meeting, email Michelle Ogihara at or Katrina Houmes at For more information about the SMTA Ambassador program, visit

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