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IPC Names John W. Mitchell as New President and CEO

Mar 28, 2012

IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the appointment of John W. Mitchell as its new president and CEO, effective April 23, 2012.

Mitchell brings to IPC a wealth of experience in strategic and tactical planning, international alliances and joint ventures, engineering management, creation of intellectual property, product marketing and business negotiations. His background includes management of both nonprofit and electronics industry organizations such as Bose Corporation and Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. Most recently he served as the CEO of Golden Key International Honour Society, the world’s premier collegiate honor society, with more than 2 million members from more than 190 nations.

John’s demonstrated abilities to work on a global basis, bring disparate groups together, set a vision and course for success, and achieve a common goal make him the ideal person to lead IPC,” says IPC Board Chairman Steve Pudles, president and CEO of Spectral Response, LLC.

Mitchell began his engineering career at General Electric Aerospace. In 1992, he joined Alpine Electronics and became a founding member of its research company which is credited for introducing navigation systems to the U.S. market. During his tenure at Alpine, he held several positions, including manager of software engineering and director of IT.

In 2003, Mitchell was recruited to Bose Corporation as the general manager and director of a new global business unit - Bose’s largest-ever product development initiative.

As IPC’s chief staff officer, Mitchell will lead the organization’s global operations and staff and will report to the IPC Board of Directors. Working with the Board, he will help develop, refine and implement the Board’s strategic vision and goals.

As the premier association and standards developing organization in the electronics manufacturing industry, IPC is a global leader in not only the education, training “I am extremely honored to join IPC and have the opportunity to serve its members,” says Mitchell. “ and certification arenas, but also on business management and competitiveness issues such as science-based regulations, conflict metals and export control reform. I look forward to working with its Board, volunteers and staff in continuing the organization’s success.”

IPC achieved the highest number of members in its history in February 2012, reaching 3,276 companies and sites worldwide that comprise hundreds of thousands of employees. Mitchell will be responsible for continuing IPC’s growth while meeting the needs of diverse constituents around the world through local programs and advocacy.

Mitchell’s academic credentials include a doctorate in higher education management from University of Georgia; an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Brigham Young University. He is fluent in Japanese and is experienced in producing successful business results internationally.

Mitchell succeeds Denny McGuirk, who became president of SEMI after 12 years with IPC. Jim Herring, IPC’s interim president and CEO, will assist with the transition.

IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its more than 3,200 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 $2.02 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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