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IPC Announces the Addition of Andres Ojalill as Standards Development Manager in Europe

May 02, 2016

IPC is proud to announce the addition of Andres Ojalill as its new standards development manager in Europe. Ojalill has experience working with IPC’s network of training and certification partners in Europe and has represented IPC’s standards team at various industry events globally including recent Hand Soldering Competitions in Poland and Sweden.

As IPC’s European standards development manager, Ojalill is responsible for facilitating European working groups to develop significant addenda for existing IPC standards and to create new industry standards in growing verticals such as industrial, medical and automotive. His current focus includes promoting the adoption of the new IPC-6012DA, Automotive Applications Addendum to IPC-6012D, within the European electronics industry as well as engaging the participation of IPC members in Europe in a new effort to develop a corresponding addendum to IPC-6012 for the medical industry.

Ojalill first became affiliated with IPC in 2007 when he received his IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) certification. He subsequently became a CIT for four additional IPC standards, and established an authorized IPC training center at the Tallinn Polytechnic School in 2012. He is fluent in English and Russian, and has played a major role in translating IPC standards into his native Estonian.

Ojalill is a graduate of Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia, and holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Information Technology, Electronics and Bionics. In addition, he has consulted for the Estonian Defense Forces in preparing specific training for different target groups.

We are thrilled to add Andres to IPC’s standards development staff,” said David Bergman, IPC vice president of standards and training. “Our members in Europe will now have greater access to IPC’s global standards development process. His vast technological background makes him an asset to IPC’s goal of further meeting the needs of European members and the electronics industry.”

Andres can be reached via e-mail at

IPC ( 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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