"CEO to CEO Benchmarking" at IPC's EMS Management Council Meeting

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Aptly put, "It's CEO to CEO bench<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />marking," asserts Leo Reynolds, President and CEO, Electronic Systems, Inc., in reference to IPC's EMS Management Council Meeting, February 19, 2007, in Los Angeles, Calif. Held in conjunction with IPC Printed Circuits Expo(R), APEX(R) and the Designers Summit, the meeting provides vital information, collegial exchange and networking that enables EMS executives to be competitive, business-smart and leaders in the industry.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

As the only dedicated forum for senior level executives of the EMS industry, the IPC EMS Management Council Meeting is an annual must-attend event for executives like Tom Hauge, president of Quality Production Ltd., who believes the "sage advice" and networking opportunities strengthen his own company. "I never miss [a meeting]. I learn so much simply by listening to the experiences of those who have faced or are facing similar challenges. The networking is invaluable and the program is always outstanding."

This year's meeting is no exception, with an in-depth focus on critical topics such as global competition, outsourcing and a range of inventory issues - from protecting yourself upfront to managing the RoHS conversion.  A hard look at the latest mergers and acquisitions offers insight on how these are shaping the EMS industry and, perhaps more importantly for attendees, provides an understanding of how the latest deals might impact their own companies.  As a value-added bonus, participants will be privy to the results of an exclusive survey of EMS companies on projected 2007 revenue, level of RoHS compliance and production, and percentage of business on consignment.

In addition, candid afternoon roundtable discussions present exceptional opportunities for sharing best practices and performance benchmarks, and a special VIP dinner indulges the CEO appetite by extending the knowledge exchange and camaraderie.

The IPC EMS Management Council Meeting is open to both members and nonmembers, but registrants must hold senior level positions with an EMS company to attend.  For more information on this management meeting, visit www.GoIPCShows.org or contact Susan Filz, IPC's industry programs project manager, at 847-598-2884 or SusanFilz@ipc.org.

About IPC

IPC (www.ipc.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,400 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics interconnect industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.5 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai, China.



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