Indium Corporation announces that Tim Hults, technical support engineer for global accounts, has achieved the designation of SMTA-Certified Process Engineer.

SMTA Certification is a unique Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) program that recognizes and certifies competence in the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level. This certification is one of the electronics assembly industry's most respected validations of process excellence.

Hults joins more than 30 Indium Corporation engineers with this designation, becoming a member of one of the largest SMTA-certified engineering teams in the industry. Additionally, Indium Corporation's Dr. Ron Lasky, senior technologist, and Iván Castellanos, technical services manager – Latin America, are SMTA-certified instructors. These instructors have extensive experience conducting and supporting the SMTA's training programs in the U.S., Central and South America, and Asia. 

Hults is responsible for providing leading-edge technical support to Indium Corporation's global customer accounts by making material recommendations, helping with process optimization, and troubleshooting problems.

Hults has more than five years of experience in the electronics assembly industry. His experience includes providing technical support and training to electronics manufacturers for solder paste and automated optical inspection equipment. Hults earned his bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In addition to his SMTA certification, has also earned his IPC-A-610 certification.

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

For more information about Indium Corporation, visit www.indium.com or email abrown@indium.com.