Indium Corporation's Director of Corporate Communications, Rick Short, was honored with the Excellence in International Leadership Award by the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) on October 10th, 2007. This award recognizes Rick's global achievements in the industry and his support of the SMTA over his career of nearly 25 years. Since joining Indium Corporation in 1984, Rick has played an active role in the SMTA. He helped launch regional chapters in Australia and Malaysia, and has supported the SMTA's presence in China. Rick serves as a member of the SMTA Marketing Committee and the SMTAI Exhibitor committee. JoAnn Stromberg, of the SMTA, commented "Rick has truly captured the meaning of our 'international excellence in leadership' award. His influence will benefit the SMTA for years to come." Based at Indium's global headquarters in Clinton, NY, Rick is an innovator in his field. He has received the Pro-Comm Award for the world's first electronics assembly materials online video advertisement, titled "INDIUM CORPORATION: We Know SMT Inside and Out". He is the author of Rick Short's B2B Marcom blog on new media and business-to-business Marcom practices worldwide. Indium Corporation is a premiere materials supplier to the global electronics assembly, semiconductor fabrication and packaging, solar photovoltaic, and thermal management markets. Founded in 1934, the company offers a broad range of products, services, and technical support focused on advanced materials science. With facilities in the PRC, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the USA, the company is a four-time Frost & Sullivan Award winner and registered to ISO-9001. For more information about Indium Corporation visit or email