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IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries announces the addition of Brook Sandy-Smith as technical education program manager, to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn (Chicago), Illinois.
As manager of IPC’s technical educational program, Sandy-Smith will be responsible for content development and successful execution of IPC’s educational programs and technical proceedings for conferences, webinars, workshops, tutorials and professional development offerings for the electronics industry. She will lead the development and execution of the technical program and professional development curriculum components of the organization’s trade show events, specialty conferences and professional development events.
An experienced materials, process and applications engineer, Sandy-Smith has expertise in solving complex technical challenges, managing projects with multidisciplinary teams, and is an award-winning participant in electronics industry organizations, including three IPC distinguished committee service awards.
Prior to joining IPC, Sandy-Smith served as a senior technical support engineer and PCB assembly materials specialist at Indium Corporation, where she provided customer support of process and application development, was the preferred SMT expert for line audits and implementation of new designs and materials, and cultivated industry partnerships with equipment companies to understand new technologies in the industry. She also developed and standardized solder past test protocol and participated in training new engineers and engineering teams across the globe. An experienced presenter and author of many technical papers, Sandy-Smith won Indium Corporations’ best paper of 2016 and 2017. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Wilhemina Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany, Sandy-Smith is also an SMTA certified process engineer.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brook to IPC,” said Alicia Balonek, senior director, tradeshows and events. “With her extensive knowledge of the electronics manufacturing industry and IPC, she is a perfect fit as we work to create more relevant technical education programs for our membership.”
IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Illinois, dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,900 member-company sites which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. 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 $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.