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At the 65th IPC Annual Meeting on January 25, held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2022, the IPC Board of Directors announced new officers and members. Board officers serve a two-year term; board members serve a four-year term, and student board member serves a one-year term.
The newly elected Board officers are:
- IPC Board Chair: Bob Neves, chairman and CTO, Microtek Laboratories
- IPC Board Vice Chair: Tom Edman, president and CEO, TTM Technologies
- IPC Board Secretary/Treasurer: Jeff Timms, CEO and General Manager, ASM Assembly Solutions of America
The newly elected Board members are:
- First-term Board Member: Lisa Weeks, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Head of Investor Relations, Benchmark Electronics
- First-term Board Member: Joe DeMan, Senior Board Executive, Amphenol – CTI
- Second-term Board Member: Jay Hill, Chief Technology Officer, Molecular Imaging and Computed Tomography, GE Healthcare
- Student Board Member: Hannah Nelson, Valparaiso University
"IPC is privileged to add these outstanding professionals to our current slate of Board members, said John W. Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “We look forward to working with them as we advance the global electronics manufacturing industry and build electronics better.”
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
This week, we bring you an article about manufacturing training for veterans, and a review of a great signal integrity webinar. IPC honors its A-Teams with the coveted Golden Gnome Awards, and Technica discusses various ways for fabricators to increase ROI. Dan Beaulieu has a review of a really cool book: Back to Human—How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation. In spite of all the meetings on Teams and Zoom, it’s easy to feel disconnected. But great leaders find a way to foster that connectivity.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
I recently spoke with PCB Technologies’ Jeff De Serrano, Yaniv Maydar, and Alon Menache about their new venture, InPack. They explain their plans to focus on advanced packaging, miniaturization, and other high-end technology, with much faster time to market, and they offer a view of the global market as well.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The big news in the industry this week was the new bill introduced to the U.S. Congress in support of the PCB manufacturing industry. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, which was introduced by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), incentivizes “purchases of domestically produced PCBs as well as industry investments in factories, equipment, workforce training, and research and development.” The bill is a PCB-oriented complement to the semiconductor-oriented CHIPS Act of 2021.