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STI Electronics’ Mel Parrish Receives IPC Distinguished Committee Service Award

Apr 22, 2010

MADISON, AL — STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training, electronic and industrial distribution, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly, announces that Mel Parrish has been awarded an IPC Distinguished Committee Service Award. The award was presented to Mel during an April 7, 2010 ceremony by IPC ― Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, on behalf of the PCB and EMS industries, their suppliers and customers during the 2010 IPC APEX exhibition and conference.

Mel received the award for his leadership of the 7-30 Product Assurance General Committee and guidance to the task groups that developed IPC-610E; IPC-A-600H, Acceptability of Printed Boards; IPC-AJ-820, Assembly & Joining Handbook, and related support documents.

STI recently was awarded a contract with IPC to update the existing IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 training and certification programs from the D to the recently released E revision of the standards. STI has extensive experience in curriculum development and has worked with IPC numerous times in previous years to develop and/or update curriculum for IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC-A-620 and IPC-7711/7721. The two program updates are being developed concurrently with betas to be conducted from April-June 2010.

Mel has been active in IPC technical committee work for over 23 years, and is currently General Chair of the Product Assurance, which includes many important committees and documents such as IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620, IPC-7711 and others. Mel has served in a leadership position for IPC-A-610 beginning with Revision A, which is now newly revised and published as IPC-A-610, Revision E.

About STI Electronics, Inc.

Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry. STI also produces a complete line of solder training kits and training support products. Additionally, the company distributes products for the electronics and industrial markets. For more information, visit

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