David E. Swenson


In operation since 2003, Affinity Static Control Consulting, L.L.C. specializes in providing up to date industry advice, historical insight and practical assistance in solving problems related to electrostatics in industry. Customized training programs and test method development for evaluating new materials are innovative offerings.
ESD Control Program Plan Development and Pre-assessment to ANSI/ESD S20.20 are major service offerings of Affinity Static Control Consulting, L.L.C.

Decades of Experience

Mr. Swenson has been member of the ESD Association since 1984 and has served in many capacities. Positions included General Chair of the 1997 Symposium, elected Board of Directors member from 1992 through 1997, Association Sr. Vice President for 1996 and 1997, and President of the Association for 1998 and 1999. He was reelected to the Board of Directors for a third term, running through 2004 and a recent fourth term running through 2008. He is currently serving as Sr. Vice President of the Association and Business Unit Manager for Education. In 2002, David was presented with the ESD Association’s “Outstanding Contributions Award,” the organization’s highest honor. He is a founding and current member of the Standards Committee, serving on both the Technology and Administrative Support Team and the ANSI/ESD S20.20 Task Team. He received the Joel P. Weidendorf Memorial Award in 2004 for years of significant contributions to the standards process.

David represented the American National Standards Institute (US National Committee) as Technical Advisor to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee (TC) - 101, Electrostatics for 10 years. He is also a member of the Electrostatic Society of America. David has trained factory workers, technical personnel and corporate management around the world in ESD Program Management and application of ESD control technical elements. He has written or co-authored numerous technical papers, presented around the world, on topics such as ionization, ESD packaging materials, triboelectrification, test methods for ESD control materials, and ESD Control Program implementation.

David has extensive experience in ESD training, factory surveys and auditing. He has completed ISO 9000 Lead Assessor training and ANSI/ESD S 20.20 Pre-assessor Training. As a member of the ESD Association Standards Committee Task Group for S 20.20, David is eminently qualified and uniquely experienced in providing pre-assessment auditing services for clients interested in certification to ANSI/ESD S20.20. David is a NARTE Certified ESD Engineer and an ESD Association Certified Program Manager and Instructor.

Affinity Static Control Consulting, L.L.C., specializes in pre-assessment for ANSI/ESD S 20.20, including: program plan preparation process monitoring, 3rd party audits, and certification follow-up.