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Search for New IPC President and CEO Begins

Oct 08, 2011

IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is seeking an outstanding individual to become its next president and chief executive officer (CEO). The candidate will succeed current CEO Denny McGuirk, who leaves on November 3 to become president of SEMI, the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains.

The executive search firm Korn/Ferry International has been retained for the search. IPC is a global trade association headquartered in Bannockburn (Chicago), Ill. The association serves 3,000 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. IPC is a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Moscow, Bangalore, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing.

As the chief executive of the association, the president and CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision by working with the Board of Directors and other stakeholders to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. The president oversees association operations and policies, delivery of services to the membership and overall programming. He or she is ultimately responsible for IPC’s fiscal performance.

“I am privileged to have led IPC through some very challenging times over the past 12 years and to have worked with such dynamic individuals on our Board. I am very proud of what we have achieved, especially in broadening IPC’s global reach. I will miss the many friends I’ve made in the industry and I look forward to seeing IPC’s future success,” said McGuirk.

“It was my pleasure to work closely with Denny on developing strategies and future plans for IPC. The industry and the organization have been through incredible change and he made a difference with his steadiness and commitment. He has been the right man for the job and we have all benefitted from his dedication,” noted IPC Board Chairman Bob Ferguson, executive vice president, Electronic Materials & North Asia, Avantor Performance Materials.

The search for IPC’s next president and CEO is expected to take up to six months. Jim Herring, former IPC Board chairman and president of Applied Corporate Solutions, LLC has been appointed interim president and CEO of IPC, effective November 3.

Korn/Ferry International was chosen to conduct the search after an exhaustive selection process. The firm, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions.

Interested candidates should contact Korn/Ferry Senior Partner and National Association Practice Leader Lorraine Lavet with a resume and cover letter at Lorraine.Lavet@KornFerry.com.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,000 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 $1.85 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

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