The regional chapter of TechAmerica, an electronics industry group formerly known as AeA, has merged with the WTIA, the state trade group that was initially formed by software companies.
As a result, WTIA is gaining about 100 new members including electronics companies such as Esterline and Fluke, said Ken Myer, president and CEO of WTIA.
Myer characterized the groups’ new relationship as a partnership. WTIA members have the option of joining TecAmerica’s national oranization, which lobbies the federal government and has a presence in state capitals across the country.
Two of TechAmerica’s three Washington employees are transferring to WTIA.