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Michael Carano Appointed IPC Ambassador Council Chair Council offers experience and expertise to IPC and the electronics manufacturing industry

Dec 12, 2014

Michael Carano, director of new products and business development with OM Group Electronic Chemicals, LLC, has been appointed as the new chairman of the IPC Ambassador Council. Carano, who currently serves on IPC’s Board of Directors, succeeds the late Dieter Bergman.

The aptly named Ambassador Council is comprised of members of the IPC Hall of Fame, who use their knowledge, experience and insights to provide advice and guidance to IPC and its programs in order to further advance the electronics industry,” said Sanjay Huprikar, IPC vice president of member success.

With the added objective of encouraging active participation in IPC’s global educational activities, I can think of no better leader than Mike to lead the IPC Ambassador Council in its next phase,” added John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “He has contributed much to the electronics interconnect industry over the past three decades and firmly believes in IPC’s initiatives to increase member value.”

As chair, Carano will lead an esteemed group of Ambassador Council members including: Jack Bramel, Bramel & Associates; Walt Custer, Custer Consulting Group; Don Dupriest, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control; Dan Feinberg, Fein-line Associates; Jack Fisher, Interconnect Technology Analysis; Denny Fritz, MacDermid Inc.; Lionel Fullwood, WKK Distribution Ltd. (Hong Kong); Bill Jacobi, William Jacobi & Associates; Bernie Kessler, Bernard Kessler & Associates; Marv Larson, Marvin Larson & Associates; Bob Neves, MIT, Microtek (Changzhou) Laboratories; Ray Pritchard (first executive director of IPC and the namesake for whom the IPC Hall of Fame award was named); Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consultancy Group; Doug Sober, Shengyi Technology Co. Ltd.; Vern Solberg, Solberg Technical Consulting; and Gene Weiner, Weiner International Associates.

The Council will next meet at IPC APEX EXPO 2105 to discuss progress on their key initiatives. For additional information on the IPC Ambassador Council, contact David Bergman, IPC staff liaison for the Council, at

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,500 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 and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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