Congresswoman Sinema Tours Isola Group

Jan 08, 2014

IPC’s Ongoing Effort to Connect Companies with Capitol Hill Representatives

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9) visited Isola’s manufacturing and R&D facilities in Chandler, Arizona on Friday, January 3 to learn about the issues that concern the developer and manufacturer of materials used to fabricate advanced printed circuit boards.

For many years, my father worked at Raytheon, so I know very well how the interests of a manufacturer affects the livelihood of every one of its employees and their families,” said Sinema. “I look forward to working with IPC and learning how I can help my constituents make a difference in the manufacture of electronic products that impact all our lives.”

In addition to providing a tour of the facilities, Isola’s CEO, Ray Sharpe, provided Rep. Sinema with an executive briefing on such issues  as export controls, R&D tax credits and intellectual property protection — all high priority items on the company’s ’s list of concerns.

“Isola was delighted to give Representative Sinema a tour of our R&D and manufacturing facilities,” said Sharpe. “It is critically important for manufacturers and their suppliers to engage with those in Washington who are setting policy, and I am grateful that IPC was able to help us make this visit happen.”

IPC member companies that are interested in coordinating a visit with their legislators or representatives should contact IPC Vice President of Government Relations John Hasselmann at JohnHasselmann@ipc.org.


IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,400 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 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Chengdu and Beijing, China.

Isola Group S.a.r.l., headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, is a global material sciences company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepregs used to fabricate advanced multi-layer printed circuit boards. The company’s high-performance materials are used in sophisticated electronic applications in the communications infrastructure, computing/networking, military, medical, aerospace and automotive industries.

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