Original Press Release
George Milad Receives IPC Presidents Award
Press release date: September 23, 2009
BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, September 23, 2009 - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® honored George Milad of Uyemura International Corp. with the coveted IPC Presidents Award at the IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition, September 23, 2009. This prestigious award is presented to IPC members who have exhibited ongoing leadership in IPC and have made significant contributions of their time and talent to the association and the electronic interconnect industry.
Milad has nearly 25 years experience in the printed board (PCB) manufacturing industry and serves as the national accounts manager of technology at Uyemura International Corp. His first foray into IPC standards development committee participation dates back to 1995 when Milad served on the 4-23a Electrolytic Plating Task Group. In 2002, he became chair of the 4-14 Plating Processes Subcommittee and vice chair of the 4-10 Fabrication Processes General Committee, rising to serve as chair of that committee in May 2005.
In 2003, Milad joined the IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee (TAEC) and in 2008, became a "Lifetime TAEC Member" in recognition of his five years of consecutive participation. Within the past decade, Milad has received five committee-related awards for his standards development activities and leadership.
On the IPC technical education front, Milad has been a regular presenter and moderator. He has served as professional development instructor for several workshops and tutorials on plating processes and tin whiskers. He has also published works on electrolytic plating and metallic surface finishes as HASL (hot air solder leveling) alternatives.
"IPC and the entire electronic interconnect industry are fortunate to have George Milad contributing his time and expertise to IPC standards development and technical and professional development events. His work has enriched both our organization and the industry," said Denny McGuirk, IPC president & CEO. "We hope George continues to share his knowledge and provide ongoing leadership for many years to come."
For more information on the IPC Presidents Award and this year's recipient, contact Anna Garrido, IPC director of marketing and communications, at +1 847-597-2804 or AnnaGarrido@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 $1.7 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.