Who We Are
ST and S Group was founded in 2001, as Solderability Testing and Solutions, Inc. We are located in Richmond, KY and offer Interconnect Technology, Process and Product Validation Testing, Failure Analysis and Consulting.
Company President, Gerard O’Brien is an acknowledged expert in Surface Finish, Solderability Issues and Failure Analysis in the PWA, PWB and component fields. He was previously Director of Material Test, Reliability and Technology at Photocircuits Inc., Chairman of ANSI J-STD 003, Co-Chairman of IPC 4-10 Fabrication Processes Committee, a key member of ANSI J-STD 002 and 6012 Committees. He is also an author and co-author of numerous published technical papers. He has written chapter 42, Solderability, Incoming Inspection and Wetting Balance Testing, in edition six of Coombs' Printed Circuit Handbook. Mr. O’Brien has intimate working knowledge of all aspects of PWB, PWA and components manufacturing and assembly. His in depth knowledge of actual processes, plating chemistry and equipment gives him a great advantage when auditing a vendor or troubleshooting an out of control process.