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IPC Elects New Officers and Members to IPC Board

Mar 16, 2016

The Nominating and Governance Committee of the IPC Board of Directors presented nine candidates for election at the IPC Annual Meeting on March 15, held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Three candidates were elected as Board officers and will serve two-year terms. Three were elected as new Board members and three were selected for term renewal. All six Board members will serve a four-year term.

The newly elected Board officers are:

  • Chairman of the Board – Joe O’Neil, Owner, OAA Ventures

  • Vice Chairman – Mikel Williams, President and CEO, Targus

  • Secretary/Treasurer – Shane Whiteside, Executive Director, AvaSure

The newly elected Board members are:

  • First-term director – Tom Edman, President and CEO, TTM Technologies

  • First-term director – Robert Feuerstein, Director, Head of CEP MT, Continental Automotive, GmbH

  • First-term director – Steve Pudles, Origo Acquisition Company

  • Term renewal – Tony Zhou, President, RayVal (Suzhou) Technologies Co. Ltd.

  • Term renewal – Mike Carano, Vice President, Technology and Business Development, RBP Chemical Technology.

  • Term renewal – Bob Neves, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Microtek (China) Laboratories

"IPC is privileged to have these directors and officers added to our current slate of Board members. All are active contributors to IPC initiatives and we look forward to their continued contributions to advancing IPC and industry," said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO.

In addition to holding Board elections, IPC honored outgoing Board chairman, Marc Peo, president, Heller Industries. Peo will serve as the Immediate Past Chair on the IPC Board of Directors Executive Committee for a two-year term.

For additional information on IPC's Board of Directors including bios on newly elected Board members, contact Sandy Gentry, IPC communications manager, at SandyGentry@ipc.org.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,700 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.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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