M-EXPO Conferences &
Training Sessions

Presentations are open to everyone at no additional cost. Seating is limited so reserve your spot by registering in advance.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about current industry topics focused on the cable and wire harness manufacturing industry.


Time: 12:00 p.m.

What is IPC/WHMA? What can IPC/WHMA do for you?

Presented by:
IPC/WHMA – David Bergman

David W. Bergman is vice president of standards and technology at IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries and executive director of the Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA).  He has worked at IPC for nearly 40 years of which more than 30 leading the staff team responsible for IPC standardization efforts, education and certification programs.  In early 2019, David assumed the executive director position at WHMA to help the association lead, educate and connect with companies in the cable and wire harness industry.

David is also responsible for joint activities with related sister organizations and was selected to serve 10 years as Secretary General of the World Electronic Circuit Council.  In recognition of his efforts to identify alternatives to CFCs for defluxing Printed Wiring Board Assemblies, David was awarded the U.S. EPA’s Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award as well as EPA’s “Best of the Best” Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award.  He is also a recipient of Soldertec Global’s Lead Free Solder Award.

In 2018 David was selected to receive the American National Standards Institute Astin-Polk International Standards Medal for distinguished service in promoting trade and understanding among nations through personal participation in the advancement, development, or administration of international standardization, measurements, or certification.

Cesar-Scott – Fernando Moreno

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Managing the Risks of your Supply Chain

Tsunamis and Earthquakes and Tariffs – Oh My!

We are all aware of the huge events that have caused some very large problems in Supply Chain deliveries this past year.  We are all looking for the next tariff adjustment or the next natural disaster.   Is that where we should be looking?

We might be wiser to focus on smaller more frequent events that bleed our profits.  Tsunamis are much more interesting than Compliance or Non-compliance costs, redundant inventories, increasing transportation costs, and time loss.

If we can eliminate a risk, do we eliminate the cost?  If we recognize a risk can we mitigate its impact?  We have many things to cover to understand how we can better protect our Supply Chain endeavors and how to plan for events that may not happen.

Plan to attend this session and bring your questions and your thoughts and we will discuss a range of options and explore the up sides and down sides of various tactics and strategies when it comes to Managing Supply Chain Risks.

Presented by:

APICS – Omar Moya

Throughout Omar’s career, he can gain hands-on experience on end-to-end Supply Chain processes for companies such as Flextronics, Johnson Controls, and Eaton among others. He has worked for industries ranging from plastic injection molding, metal stamping, assembly lines, electronics manufacturing, Fabrication, flexible PCB printing, SMT medical industry to automotive. 

 Currently he holds a position directly related with the transformation of the end to end Supply Chain at AMPHENOL, assessing the situation, creating a vision move the cross-functional teams along than path, to achieve both tactical and strategic goals.

He has had the opportunity to deliver external consulting services for one of the main consulting firms in the region, recording success on that endeavor.

He is CPIM, CSCP, CLTD and SCOR-P certified by APICS, achieving Master level as APICS Instructor. He has served on the Board of Directors for APICS El Paso/Juarez chapter.

APICS Master Instructor
APICS El Paso/Juarez Board of Directors

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Crimping Beyond the Basics

The terminal crimp is made up of several well-established fundamentals. Validating and Monitoring the Crimp Process during production is important to ensure acceptable electrical performance. Basic crimp measurement is an essential part of validation and in process monitoring. But is it enough given the future demands on electrical reliability?

Prepare for the new reality. We will explore basic crimp fundamentals and consider how new electrical technology will require wire harness manufacturers to consider their future crimp quality standards. New trends in crimp quality will be discussed to address the gap between the current and the emerging new reality.

Presented by:

Crimping & Stamping Technologies – Terry Curtis

Terry Curtis is President of WireProcess Specialties. WireProcess Specialties has served companies producing wire assemblies for over four decades. Terry’s passion to help companies improve production efficiencies and reduce processing costs is also the driving factor behind WireProcess Specialties.

WireProcess is proud to partner with C&S Technologies. C&S and WireProcess co-created our Expo presentation.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

M-EXPO Networking Mixer

You’re invited to the M-EXPO Networking Mixer!

This is your opportunity to network with industry colleagues, make new connection and interact with the leaders in the wire and cable industry. There is no cost to attend!


Time: 12:00 p.m.

IPC-WHMA-A-620 Emerging Needs for Criteria – Repair/Rework, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues, High Voltage Electric Mobility

WORKSHOP [1.5 – 2 HRS] – ROUNDTABLE [1/2 HR] The workshop and roundtable will cover the points listed below. Come to have an active participation and to interact with experts of the Cable & Harness Industry.

REPAIR/REWORK – Cable & Harness manufacturers and users perform today many repairs & reworks operations. These occurred when the user received the product and during in-process manufacturing. Today we do not have an official standard that provide users with the requirements to perform reliable repairs & rework operations. We will go over the format of the current IPC-7711-21 Repair, rework & modification guidelines, and use it for the development of procedures involving the following discrepancies:

  • Labeling
  • Damaged insulation, defective wires (broken)
  • Continuity, shorts
  • Correct wire gauge, length
  • Crimping, soldering
  • Moisture & corrosion
  • Wire placement within connector, Push-Pull failures

DFM is one area overlooked greatly in the cable & harness industry, and  some of the issues to be discussed:

  • Complete & correct drawings [checklist]
  • Design for testability
  • Prototype pilot runs rules
  • Packaging issues
  • IPC-D-620 [Wire and harness design standard]


  • Visual Acceptability Criteria
    • Process Requirements [tooling, cable gland (shielded or not), Cable holder]
  • Tests (hi-pot, continuity, continuity test under load, shield testing…)
  • Motor connection, cable movement, suspension travel
  • Ingress protection testing (seals)
  • Safety procedures
  • Battery assembly [safety procedures, testing, sealing…]
  • Other Issues

Presented by:

IPC/WHMA  –  Constantino González

Constantino Gonzalez, Chairman of the IPC Acceptability Standards Committee, is recognized by the EMS OEM Industries as an authority on all aspects of:

  • Soldering Technology
  • Workmanship Standards
  • Process Control Systems
  • Manufacturing/Design for Manufacturing
  • Customer/Supplier Relationship
  • Quality Systems, Process Documentation, World Class Repair/Rework Systems

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Arcadia Wire Harness Software

Presented by:

Cadonix – Jon Collins

Jon Collins has over 25 years’ experience in the development of software tools and processes for electro-mechanical systems.  Positions held include Product Line Director, Cabling Design and Analysis for Mentor Graphics Corporation based in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA and General Manager and Director of R&D. Equipment & Systems Division for Dassault Systèmes, in Paris.  Jon founded Centricity Consulting in 2003 and continues as a partner in the business today.  He has a wealth of experience having worked with some of the largest automotive and aerospace OEM’s and wire harness manufacturers world-wide, as well as many small to medium enterprises advising on selecting and deploying new ECAD software tools and processes.  Jon is currently the business development manager for Arcadia wire harness software with Cadonix in the UK.


​Time: 12:00 p.m.

Ultrasonic Welding

Presented by:

Schunk Sonosystems – Javier Tenreiro

Mr. Javier Tenreiro has over 25 years of experience with ultrasonic metal welding industrial technique for automotive, appliance, battery and other electrical segments. Javier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in the field of science from the University of Connecticut. Positions held include project engineer, project manager, Sales Manager for Stapla Ultrasonics Corp. Javier is currently the VP for Stapla Ultrasonics Corp., now Schunk Sonosystems NA.

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