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Jun 19, 2012

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces that Edward Trackman has joined the IPC staff as vice president of special projects.
Ed is a consummate professional and visionary,” says John Mitchell. “His engineering experience, knowledge and management savvy are a powerful combination. I look forward to utilizing these skills for IPC’s continued advancement.”

Trackman began his engineering career in the automotive industry at General Motors Research Laboratories. His experience includes positions of increasing responsibilities with the automotive operations division of Rockwell International, the OEM group at Harman International and Panasonic Automotive.

In 2003, Trackman joined Bose Corporation where he worked with John Mitchell. He was responsible for establishing the strategic direction for a major initiative to broaden the automotive division’s product offering.

Most recently, Trackman served as senior vice president of development at Golden Key International Honour Society, instituting new goals and strategies for corporate partnerships.

Trackman earned a B.E. in mechanical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; an M.S. in engineering design from California Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University. He also received an M.B.A. from the Advanced Management Program at Michigan State University.

Trackman has six U.S. patents and related foreign patents, and has published more than 20 articles.

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 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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