Ask the Experts

Greg Smith

Manager of Stencil Technology

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Greg Smith has worked in the electronics assembly industry since 1989. He was the owner and President of a stencil manufacturing company for 23 years prior to joining FineLine Stencil (FLS).  Since the merger of FLS and MET, Greg has been utilizing his decades of experience to help customers with stencil design and manages BlueRing Stencils Root Cause Analysis services which assists customers in identifying yield problems. As the Manager of Stencil Technology and author of various industry research papers, Greg’s knowledge and expertise is vital to the success of BlueRing Stencils.

Fraser Shaw

Manager of Innovation

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Fraser Shaw is one of the founders of Tannlin, a globally successful, electronic parts supplier started in 1997. Throughout his 20+ years of experience as an owner of Tannlin, he gained invaluable laser experience, making him a great fit for BlueRing Stencils Manager of Innovation. Fraser has acquired a vast skillset ranging in areas from laser physics, electrical engineering, motion control systems, quality systems and more.

He was also very involved in the laser industry by attending trade association meetings, technical conferences, and often collaborating with large OEMs to research & develop new laser applications for industrial opportunities. Fraser wrote software automation code to simplify complex CAD editing tasks and eventually specified the manufacturing methodology adopted by many stencil manufacturing houses across the USA. He is an incredible asset to the BlueRing Stencils team.