IPC Members Speak Directly with Federal Officials in DC

By Rich Cappetto, Senior Director, North American Government Relations

Leaders of IPC member companies descended on Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 15 for the first IPC Impact Day of 2024. IPC Impact Days are a chance for industry executives to speak directly with government officials on policies that are crucial to our industry, including investments in domestic PCBs and advanced packaging under the Defense Production Act; the need for a “silicon-to-systems” approach to the CHIPS and Science Act; and incentives for workforce training and industry certifications.

IPC IMPACT 2024 in Washington DC

The industry executives who attended were Pratish Patel, CEO of Electronic Interconnect; Ben Koo, VP of Pioneer Circuits; David Raby, President and CEO of STI Electronics; John Hauschild, Managing Director at TCLAD; Tony Revier, Senior Strategic Adviser at Uyemura; and Stephanie Austin of Zentech. 

In addition to private issue briefings and networking opportunities, the executives met with the offices of House Speaker Mike Johnston (R-LA); House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY); Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD); Alex Padilla (D-CA); Chris Van Hollen (D-MD); Tommy Tuberville (R-AL); Ron Johnson (R-WI); Katie Britt (R-AL); Tammy Baldwin (D-WI); and Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL); Lou Correa (D-CA); Colin Allred (D-TX); Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL); and Dale Strong (R-AL).   

IPC thanks those who attended and made their voices heard on behalf of everyone in the electronics manufacturing industry!

If you would like to be involved in a future IPC Impact Day, contact me at richardcappetto@ipc.org. In the meantime, we invite you to check out other ways you can be involved in IPC advocacy.