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Eight EMS Program Managers earn coveted IPC certification.

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July 29, 2009 - Developed with input from IPC EMS Management Council, EMS Program Manager Training and Certification Program teaches and tests specific skills for EMS program managers such as operations, finance, contract, time management, and leadership. Newly certified EMS program managers include Jason Roe, Haresh Patel, Vipul Shah, Tony Duval, Dan Van Brunt, J. Chris Iverson, David Taylor, and Deborah Smith.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

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Eight EMS Program Managers Earn Coveted IPC Certification

Press release date: July 27, 2009

Program Reaches Milestone with 100th Certification BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, July 27, 2009 - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces eight newly certified EMS program managers, under the IPC EMS Program Manager Training and Certification Program. With this recent group, IPC has certified over 100 EMS program managers. The newly certified EMS program managers are:
  • Jason Roe, Erni Electronics Inc.
  • Haresh Patel, M-Flex (Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc)
  • Vipul Shah, M-Flex (Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc)
  • Tony Duval, Phoenix International Corp.
  • Dan Van Brunt, Phoenix International Corp.
  • J. Chris Iverson, Raven Industries
  • David Taylor, Syncro Corporation
  • Deborah Smith, Teledyne Electronics Manufacturing Services The training program, developed with input from the IPC EMS Management Council, teaches and tests specific skills for EMS program managers such as operations, finance, contract, time management and leadership. The comprehensive training program is designed for experienced managers, new managers and managers in training within the EMS industry and is separated into four segments: Introduction to EMS Training and Program Management; EMS Training I (self-study/online tutorial); EMS Training II; and EMS Leadership Training. Certified EMS program manager (CEPM) status is earned after successfully completing the program's series of courses, passing a final certification exam and satisfying work experience time requirements. "IPC's CEPM program provided a great opportunity to expand and refine my skill set -especially useful in the current market economy. The course presentations were interactive and informative while covering a broad base of real topics in the EMS industry. This certification offering has increased my competitive advantage enabling me to effectively contribute to my company's business outcomes," said Tony Duval, Phoenix International Corp. "When an EMS program manager is properly trained and certified, the benefits to the individual, their company and the industry as a whole are numerous. When they better understand the industry, they can identify key issues important to their OEM customers, apply successful problem-solving techniques to specific EMS situations, and work toward meeting their organization's goals," adds Susan Filz, IPC director of industry programs. For more information on the IPC EMS Program Manager Training and Certification Program, visit or contact Ariella Greenberg, IPC industry programs coordinator, at +1 847-597-2879 or 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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