Mar 21, 2014

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces that Tom Sandman has joined the IPC staff as chief financial officer (CFO). As CFO, Sandman is responsible for leading IPC’s global financial operations and staff.

With more than 25 years of experience in finance and financial management, Sandman most recently served as interim controller and consultant to CFO at EverMark LLC, a multinational manufacturer. Prior to EverMark, he served as CFO for SPG Solar, a provider of solar power systems.

Sandman started his finance career at General Electric (GE) and held numerous financial leadership roles in GE Energy. During his tenure there, he led financial operations, accounting operations, government projects and international services in the nuclear energy business and served as global project finance leader for GE’s wind energy business. In 2008, he was promoted to CFO of GE Homeland Protection.

We’re pleased to have Tom join our staff,” said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “His financial expertise combined with his leadership and operational experience are invaluable as we continue to grow IPC global operations.”

Sandman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from San Jose State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University. Sandman will be located at IPC’s world headquarters office in Bannockburn, Ill.

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.; Washington, D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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