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April 9, 2009 - Part of an effort to expand services and standards globally, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has appointed Yury Kovalevsky as its official representative to Russia and other Russian-speaking countries. He has been tapped to break down the barriers of language, distance, and market familiarity to foster acceptance of IPC standards. Duties include translating IPC standards into Russian, supporting standards development, and serving as liaison to member companies.

Yury Kovalevsky Named IPC Russian Representative


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Press release date: March 24, 2009

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, March 24, 2009 - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has appointed Yury Kovalevsky as its official representative to Russia and Russian-speaking countries.

Kovalevsky's appointment is part of IPC's long-term plan to expand services and standards globally. His presence will make IPC services widely available to companies in Russia, a market with enormous growth potential for both electronics manufacturing services and printed board production. In his role as IPC Representative, Kovalevsky will break down the barriers of language, distance and market familiarity to foster greater acceptance of IPC standards in the region.

Kovalevsky will facilitate the translation of IPC standards into Russian, support standards development activities in the region and serve as liaison to member companies. He will also organize seminars and events and support existing training and certification activities in the region, including liaison with existing regional training centers and distributors."

"We're thrilled to have Yury on board, and excited about the promise of engaging Russian companies in our standards development activities," says David Bergman, IPC vice president of international relations. "Their participation will strengthen the standards because of the different demands in this market. We hope to get them involved in translation, contributing to new revisions and eventually originating standards as well."

Kovalevsky received his degree as a development engineer for electronic equipment design and manufacturing in 2002 from Moscow State Technical University n.a. Bauman. He has held engineering and management positions for MNPP Saturn Ltd. and Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH. He now heads the Center of Technological Information for Producers of Electronics.

Kovalevsky will work closely with IPC European Representative Lars Wallin, based in Stockholm. His appointment signals IPC's commitment to serving all key regions of the world for electronics manufacturing and is expected to be received warmly by Russian industry.

Kovalevsky can be reached at YKovalevsky@ipc.org.

About IPC IPC (www.IPC.org) 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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