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NREL drives research on hydrogen fuel cells.

April 1, 2014

NREL researchers are working with auto manufacturers and component vendors to take a look at both the infrastructure and cost challenges related to hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and fueling stations. NREL's new Energy Systems Integration Facility includes 7,000 sq-ft of lab space built for hydrogen and fuel cell research. Approximately 50 researchers contribute to hydrogen or fuel cell related tasks, including production, storage, codes and standards, technology validation, and analysis. Read More

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A4A applauds appointment of General Counsel David Berg.

April 1, 2014

A4A applauded Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker's decision to appoint David Berg to serve on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. Berg, A4A's Senior VP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, will serve 2-year term as member of the board where he will advise Secretary Pritzker on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry, and the critical role U.S. airlines play in connecting the world and contributing to global economy. Read More

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Long-Time IPC Volunteer has been inducted into IPC Hall of Fame.

April 1, 2014

In recognition of his contributions to IPC and electronics industry, Michael V. Carano, director of new products and business development at OMG Electronic Chemicals, was honored with IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award. Carano has written 150+ technical articles, presented papers worldwide, and served on 16 IPC committees as well as IPC Board of Directors. Recently, he has taken on role as chairman of IPC Technology Education Outreach Initiative. Read More

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SME Student Members perform manufacturing energy assessment.

April 1, 2014

As part of DOE's Industrial Assessment Center program, SME student members at North Carolina State University performed cost-saving energy assessment for hosiery plant in Burlington, NC. Wendy Johnson and Stephen Taylor, members of SME’s NCSU S317 student chapter, completed assessment for Kayser-Roth Corp. under supervision of their faculty advisor, Rohan Shirwaiker, PhD. Recommendations focused on improving process design, efficiency, and ergonomics associated with operations and workstations. Read More

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IPC Ambassador's Council offers experience and expertise.

March 31, 2014

Members of IPC's Ambassador's Council are sidelining their retirement years to continue serving IPC and the electronics manufacturing industry. Comprising members of the IPC Hall of Fame, Ambassadors are using their experience and expertise to offer advice and guidance to IPC and its programs. Creation of the Ambassador’s Council gives staff a "Hall of Fame" channel to identify and develop robust ideas to increase scope of standards, membership growth, and government relations on global basis. Read More

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Tom Sandman joins IPC as Chief Financial Officer.

March 31, 2014

As CFO, Tom Sandman is responsible for leading IPC's global financial operations and staff. With more than 25 years of experience in finance and financial management, Sandman most recently served as interim controller and consultant to CFO at EverMark LLC, a multinational manufacturer. Prior to EverMark, he served as CFO for SPG Solar, a provider of solar power systems. Sandman started his finance career at General Electric and held numerous financial leadership roles in GE Energy. Read More

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AMT elects 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Officers.

March 28, 2014

AMT's Board of Directors, which represents 600 American manufacturers and distributors of machine tools, manufacturing machinery, and related products, named Kevin J. Kilgallen, President of Mid Atlantic Machinery, Inc., to serve as Chairman. Jerry Rex, President of Hegman Machinery, LLC will serve as First Vice Chairman, while Richard L. Simons, President of Hardinge Inc., will serve as Second Vice Chairman/Treasurer. Brian J. Papke, President of Mazak Corporation, was elected Secretary. Read More

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Global Technology Leaders to discuss key tech trends.

March 28, 2014

Scheduled for April 8, CES Unveiled Shanghai is the first in a 2014 series of international showcases held in key countries around the world to highlight select exhibitors and their latest innovations, CEA market research, and country specific experts and influencers. Event will include keynote address from Hisense Chairman Zhou Houjian, opening remarks from China Electronics Chamber of Commerce’s Madame Qu Weizhi, and panel discussion with top global tech executives. Read More