Society of Test Engineers, Inc. (ASTE) is made up of
corporate and individual members from primarily the electronics testing
industry as well as electronic instrumentation professionals from the
manufacturing, science, education, and medical disciplines. ASTE is a
"all volunteer", registered non-profit corporation dedicated to the Quality,
Integrity, and Advancement of the Test Engineering Professional...Peer
ASTE was founded in 1981 by John Turino in Great Britian.
- The organzation
was first incorporated in the state of Illinois.
- The ASTE
ran several sucessful ATE Shows, Conferences and Proceedings in 1985,
1988, 1989, etc.
- The ASTE
ran into unforseen financial problems after co-sponsoring a 1993 Test
Technology Transfer Conference.
- In the process
of paying back its financial obligations and under new management, the
ASTE was run continued on a shoestring budget, for several years by
the tremendous efforts of Art Bainton and Julie Knurowski.
- After the
retirement of Art and Julie, Michael Keller, the ASTE Newsletter Editor
In Chief, took over the position of ASTE Executive Director and Re-Incorporated
the ASTE as a non-profit corporation in Massachusetts. He re-engineered
the ASTE into an "All-volunteer", non-profit organization
which has published 40 quarterly ASTE Newsletters to date.