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April 14, 2010 - At IPC Annual Meeting Luncheon, IPC honored Raytheon Company with Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award, which is presented to corporation that actively contributes to enhancing industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. DuPont received Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award, which honors member company in PCB industry that has taken leadership role and made contributions to industry while also demonstrating support of IPC.

DuPont and Raytheon Company Honored with 2010 IPC Corporate Recognition Awards

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Press release date: April 7, 2010

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® yesterday bestowed its highest corporate honors to Raytheon Company and DuPont. During the IPC Annual Meeting Luncheon held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO(TM), IPC awarded the Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award upon Raytheon Company and the Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award upon DuPont. Leaders and innovators within their respective industries, both companies have been long-time IPC supporters.

The Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award is presented to a corporation (or division) in the electronics assembly industry that has taken initiative to actively contribute to enhancing the industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. This award is named after a former Board Chairman, who was also a founding member of the IPC Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry Management Council, Stan Plzak.

Raytheon Company has been an IPC member since 1971 and currently has 18 member facilities. Seventy-seven Raytheon Company employees actively serve on IPC standards development committees with seven employees serving as chairs, vice chairs or co-chairs of committees on boards and assembly.

Standards committee work is a serious matter at Raytheon Company. "Continuous improvement is embedded in our culture at Raytheon," says Steve Musante, technology area director, Corporate Technology & Research at Raytheon Company. "As we contribute our time and resources to the constant improvement of the standards and specifications we need for our business, we provide IPC with access to a very large pool of talent and expertise. The fact that we have so many employees participating on multiple committees allows us to help bring consistency and quality to a broad range of standards and specifications."

Named for a former IPC Board Chairman, the Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award honors an IPC member company in the printed circuit board industry that has taken a leadership role and made contributions to the industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs.

DuPont has been an IPC member since 1964 with three member facilities. Thirty DuPont employees hold 81 committee memberships and three employees currently serve as chairs or vice chairs of four committees.

When asked about DuPont's commitment to IPC, Peter Irvine, global business director, DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials, said, "IPC creates an excellent forum for professional development. Our employees are exposed to people from across the entire industry value chain and so better understand major trends occurring in the industry and how we as a material supplier fit in this ecosystem. Through participation in standards setting committees, trade shows and other IPC sponsored events they actively learn how to get our materials recognized and qualified in the PCB industry. It's a great honor for our company and a tribute to the many DuPonters who have served IPC over the years."

For more information on the IPC Corporate Recognition and other awards presented at IPC APEX EXPO, contact Anna Garrido, IPC director of marketing and communications, at +1 847-597-2804.

About IPC
IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic 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 $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.
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