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STI Electronics Adds Ray Cirimele to Its Training Services Staff

Jan 06, 2011

Ray Cirimele

Ray Cirimele

MADISON, AL - STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training, electronic and industrial distribution, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume specialized PCB assembly, announces that Ray Cirimele has joined its Training Services staff.

Cirimele joins STI’s Training Services Staff as a Master Instructor, teaching IPC Certification Courses (IPC-A-610, IPC J-STD-001and IPC-7711/7721) as well as other electronics manufacturing-related courses.

Cirimele served in the U.S. Navy from 1978 to 1988. During this time, Ray completed his degree in Technical Education (with honors) and became an instructor for one of the Navy’s most advanced sonar systems. Ray also completed the Navy’s Miniature/Microminiature (2M) repair training.

After the Navy, Cirimele began work at the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake. While working in the Soldering Technology branch, he was involved in the review and evaluation of requests for waivers and deviations on sophisticated weapons systems (Harpoon, Tomahawk, HARM, etc.). Ray also was an instructor in the DOD soldering school and taught WS-6536 certification and other classes.

Ray continued to work in the defense industry as a skills instructor and process auditor with Northrop in southern California. While there, Ray was involved in the B-2 Stealth Bomber program. He continued his relationship with the DOD when he went to work for the Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility (EMPF) in Indianapolis.

Since then, Ray has held various positions as Training Director and Operations Manager. Ray was the second instructor to complete the first IPC training program and has been heavily involved with the certification programs since. Ray is an international speaker in electronics manufacturing, an expert in BGA rework, has published many articles and as an active member of the IPC has received several awards for his involvement on IPC training videos as technical content advisor.

“Ray’s extensive experience in Technical Training and Curriculum Development along with his background in electronics manufacturing will be a tremendous asset for the students and customers that STI serves. We look forward to working with Ray and want to welcome him to the Training Services Team,” said Pat Scott, Director of Training Services.

For more information about STI’s Electronics, visit

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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