Original Press Release
IPC Issues Call for Nominations for Corporate and Individual Awards
Press release date: January 5, 2009
BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, January 5, 2009 - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces a Call for Nominations to recognize the countless volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to IPC standards development and other vital IPC activities. Industry members are encouraged to highlight the special achievements of their companies and their colleagues by nominating them for one or more awards. Awards will be presented at IPC APEX EXPO(TM) the week of March 30, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center, Las Vegas.
The IPC Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award honors and recognizes a corporation (or division) in the printed circuit board industry (supplier, board manufacturer or OEM) 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. The award is named for former IPC Board Chairman Peter Sarmanian, former president of Printed Circuit Corp.
The IPC Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award honors and recognizes a corporation (or division) in the electronics assembly industry (supplier, EMS company or OEM) that has taken initiative to actively contribute to enhancing the industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. The award is named for former IPC Board Chairman Stan Plzak, former president of Pensar Corporation and a founding member of the IPC Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry Management Council.
The IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award is bestowed upon an individual in recognition of extraordinary contributions with broad significance to the electronic interconnection industry and distinguished service to IPC. The nominee must support the advancement of the industry, including a spirit of mutual esteem and respect among members consistent with the goals and mission of IPC. This is the highest level of recognition IPC can give to a member and is based on exceptional merit over the long term.
The Presidents Award honors individuals from IPC member companies who have demonstrated ongoing leadership in IPC and have made significant contributions of their time and talent to the association and the electronic interconnection industry. Committee Leadership Awards are given to committee chairs upon completion of a standard or specific program. Individuals may receive this award more than once. This award can also be presented to an outgoing chairman who has made contributions over a period of time.
Distinguished Committee Service (DCS) Awards are presented to committee members who have contributed to a specific standard or other IPC program through consistent participation or regular contributions; ballot submission; and significant impact on a document or project.
Individuals or companies who have given exceptional service to an IPC program or to the industry are honored with the Special Recognition Award. Their activity can be short term or a one-time event.
Nominations must include the candidate's name and contact information along with a statement describing his or her contribution(s), how he or she meets the criteria and why he or she deserves recognition. For more information on the awards' criteria, visit www.ipc.org/awards. Self nominations are acceptable. Nominations must be sent to Awards@ipc.org by February 4, 2009. Questions should be directed to Kim Sterling, vice president of marketing & communications, at +1 847-597-2805 or KimSterling@ipc.org.
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 $1.5 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.