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March 26, 2009 - Nominating and Governance Committee of IPC Board of Directors will present 4 candidates for re-election at IPC Annual Meeting, on March 31, in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO(TM). Candidates include Jack Calderon, Managing Director of Lincoln International, IL; Marc Peo, President of Heller Industries, NJ; Shane Whiteside, CEO of TTM Technologies, CA; and Sammy Yi, President of Flextronics Mechanical Technology Solutions, Flextronics International, CA.

Four IPC Board Members Up for Re-Election

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Press release date: March 12, 2009

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, March 12, 2009 - The Nominating and Governance Committee of the IPC Board of Directors will present four candidates for re-election at the IPC Annual Meeting, on Tuesday, March 31, in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO(TM) in Las Vegas. The Board members will serve a two-year term covering calendar years 2009 and 2010.

The candidates are:
o Jack Calderon, managing director, Lincoln International, Chicago, Ill. Calderon has been a board member since 2003 and previously served as an IPC board member from 1997 to 2000. Prior to joining Lincoln International, Calderon spent 20 years in operating positions in the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry. Lincoln International is a merger and acquisitions firm.

o Marc Peo, president, Heller Industries, Florham Park, N.J. Peo has been with Heller Industries for more than 24 years and has been president for the past decade. He has authored several industry articles on soldering, flux collection, nitrogen use and lead-free conversion and has served on the SMEMA Dual Rail Committee, the APIA Consortium, the JARA Association, IPC SMEMA Council Steering Committee and IPC APEX Trade Show Subcommittee.

o Shane Whiteside, chief operating officer, TTM Technologies, Santa Ana, Calif. Whiteside has been a member of IPC's Board since 2005. Prior to joining TTM Technologies, he served as director of operations at Power Circuits and was previously employed by Technica USA, serving in the areas of product management and technical sales. TTM Technologies is a leading independent supplier of time-critical, technologically advanced printed boards to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics manufacturing services companies.

o Sammy Yi, president, Flextronics Mechanical Technology Solutions, Flextronics International, San Jose, Calif. Yi has been nominated to serve a fourth term. He has more than 15 years in engineering, quality system, technology development and operations management in electronics manufacturing with both original equipment manufacturers and electronics manufacturing services companies in the United States and overseas. Flextronics helps customers design, build, ship and service electronics products for OEMs in the aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer digital, industrial, infrastructure, medical and mobile market segments.

If re-elected, these candidates will rejoin current IPC Board members:
o Chairman Nilesh Naik, CEO, OneSource Group;
o Vice Chairman Robert Ferguson, president, Interconnect and Finishing Technologies, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials;
o Secretary/Treasurer Stephen Pudles, CEO, API Nanotronics Corporation;
o Denny McGuirk, IPC president and CEO;
o Peter Bigelow, president and CEO, IMI Inc.;
o Robert Black, president and CEO, Juki Automation Systems Inc.;
o Michael Brown, chairman of the board, Logic Corporation;
o Michael Carano, global manager, strategic business development - electronic chemicals, OMG Electronic Chemicals;
o Paul Langston, CEO, Coretec Inc.;
o Peter Murphy, president and CEO, Astrodyne Corporation;
o Joseph O'Neil, president, Hunter Technology;
o Rex Rozario, executive chairman, Graphic Plc;
o Don Schroeder, president, Electronic Components, CTS Electronics Manufacturing Solutions;
o Alan Wong, president and CEO, Aavid Thermalloy, LLC;
o Zhou Xin, senior director, advanced technology research and development department, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; and
o Immediate Past Chairman Jim Herring.

In addition to the Board election, IPC will present Corporate Recognition and Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Awards during its Annual Meeting. For additional information regarding IPC's Board of Directors, visit or contact Anna Garrido, IPC director of marketing and communications, at +1 847-597-2804 or For information regarding the schedule of events at IPC APEX EXPO, visit

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 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 $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.
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