Mel received the award in recognition of his contributions to the 5-22AS and 7-31FS task groups in the development of J-STD-001ES, Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC J-STD-001E, and IPC/WHMA-A-620AS, Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC/WHMA-A-620A.
No stranger to IPC volunteer work, Parrish has been active in IPC technical committees for more than 23 years. He chairs the IPC Product Assurance General Committee, responsible for oversight of documents such as IPC-A-600, IPC-A-620 and IPC-A-610. Parrish has been a member of the TAEC and Committee Chairman Council (CCC) for more than 10 years, and is a past recipient of the IPC President’s Award in recognition of his leadership and technical contributions.
After retiring from his work as an electronics curriculum designer for the Air Force, Parrish continued working with standards development and training as President of Manufacturing Technology Training Center (MTTC) and worked with the Navy at China Lake during the generation of WS-6536 through MIL-STD-2000. In addition to his IPC Master Instructor status for IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620, J-STD-001, Parrish has previous DoD certifications for WS-6536, DOD-STD-2000 and MIL-STD-2000.
Complementing his expertise in electronics manufacturing, Parrish has more than 30 years of experience in workforce development, skills standards, curriculum design and development, and management for electronic technology and production disciplines.
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Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI, http://www.stielectronicsinc.com) 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.