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STI Electronics, Inc.’s Mel Parrish Receives Distinguished Committee Service Award during IPC Midwest

Aug 31, 2012

Mel Parrish, FSO and Director of Training Materials

Mel Parrish, FSO and Director of Training Materials

STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training services, electronic and industrial distribution, analytical and failure analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly, announces that Mel Parrish, FSO and Director of Training Materials, was recognized with a Distinguished Committee Service Award during the recent IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition. IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented the award to Parrish for his participation in creating the IPC-AJ-820, Assembly and Joining Handbook.

Mel continues to support the IPC as a General Chair for Product Assurance 7-30 and TAEC lifetime member. The product assurance team is responsible for many IPC technical documents including the newly released IPC-AJ-820 “Assembly Joining Handbook”, IPC-A-610, IPC-7711/21, IPC-A-600, IPC-A-620 and others.

After retiring from his work as an electronics curriculum designer for the Air Force, Parrish continued to work with standards development and training as president of Manufacturing Technology Training Center (MTTC) and worked with the Navy at China Lake during the generation of WS-6536 through MIL-STD-2000. In addition to his IPC Master Instructor status for IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620, J-STD-001, Parrish has previous DoD certifications for WS-6536, DoD-STD-2000 and MIL-STD-2000.

Complementing his expertise in electronics manufacturing, Parrish has more than 30 years of experience in workforce development, skills standards, curriculum design and development, and management for electronic technology and production disciplines.

For more information about STI Electronics Inc.’s products and services, visit www.stielectronicsinc.com.


Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry. STI also produces a complete line of solder training kits and training support products. Additionally, the company distributes products for the electronics and industrial markets. For more information, visit www.stielectronicsinc.com.

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