Global Technical Activities Executive Committee

The Global Technical Activities Executive Committee (TAEC) is comprised of seven members (two each from Europe, Asia and the Americas and the TAEC Chair) to conduct administrative business (i.e., PIN status reviews, questions, etc.) on a quarterly basis. The Global TAEC also reviews activities of each general committee annually (as prepared and submitted by the general chair) and may request a leadership change if progress is not being made with a group.

Technical Activities Executive Committee

The Technical Activities Executive Committee (TAEC) consists of all chairs and vice-chairs of IPC general committees. It is the responsibility of the TAEC to review all questions and problems pertaining to IPC Technical Programs. In certain cases, particularly in the discussion of programs involved with expenditures of IPC funds, or involved with IPC policy, the TAEC will make recommendations to the IPC Board of Directors.


PCB Management Council

The PCB Management Council provides opportunities for presidents and senior level managers of printed board manufacturing companies to exchange ideas and identifies and disseminates information about trends and issues.

Its steering committee identifies issues, contributes direction for planning Council events and ensures that IPC meets the needs of PCB manufacturers. The PCB Management Council Steering Committee meets twice a year; in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO™ in the spring and in conjunction with the IPC PCB Executive Management Meeting in the fall. The IPC PCB Management Council is chaired by Peter Bigelow, President, IMI.


PCB Suppliers Management Council

The PCB Suppliers Management Council's objective is to identify and execute programs to enhance the competitive position of IPC member companies that supply equipment and materials to the printed circuit board industry. The PCB Suppliers Management Council Steering Committee consists of several Subcommittees that help the Council meet its many goals. New Subcommittees are created as new industry needs are identified. The PCB Suppliers Management Council is chaired by Rick Lies of Chemcut Corporation.

New Technology Subcommittee
The New Technology Subcommittee is dedicated to educating the electronics industry supply chain on the latest technological developments. This Subcommittee is responsible for The Embedded Devices Users Group, which is currently developing a benefits model on embedded passives. They also sponsored "Will You Be Ready?: An Endicott Technology Interchange," which was held in May of 2008. The New Technology Subcommittee is chaired by Ken Parent, Vice President, Insulectro. 

Leadership Subcommittee
The mission of the Leadership Subcommittee is to identify emerging issues that impact the PCB Suppliers and their customers that would benefit from the attention of the IPC Suppliers Council, whether it be government, environmental technical or business issues. The Council will then work with the appropriate group within the IPC to develop and initiative to address the issues.

Process Consumable Statistical Subcommittee
This subcommittee sponsors a global quarterly statistical program that measures sales of process consumables by product category and by region. The Process Consumables Subcommittee is chaired by Michael Carano, VP Technology and Business Development, RBP Chemical Technology Inc.

The IPC EXPO Trade Show Subcommittee
The charter of this committee is to guide the development of this trade show by establishing policies, programs and rules that ensure IPC APEX EXPO is cost-effective, focused, and fair. IPC APEX EXPO will be the preeminent conference and exhibition focused on the printed board industry. The Trade Show Subcommittee is chaired by Don Walsh, Director of Operations, Uyemura International Corp.

If interested in submitting a self nomination to be appointed to this committee, please contact

IPC EXPO Trade Show Subcommittee Roster

PCB Suppliers Code of Ethics Council
The IPC PCB Suppliers Council is a group of IPC members dedicated to enhancing the success of companies which service the PCB industry and the electronics industry supply chain, while adhering to high ethical standards. Toward that end, the council has set forth this code of ethics for its members. Every member of the council agrees to accept and comply with this code in order to fulfill their obligations to the public, to their customers and to the industry they serve. 

View the PCB Suppliers Code of Ethics 

PCB Suppliers Code of Ethics Council 

PCB Suppliers Council Steering Committee

IPC Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers Association (SMEMA)

The mission statement of the IPC SMEMA council is to further the competitive excellence and financial success of suppliers to the electronics assembly industry, specifically equipment manufacturers, and their customers.  The council initiates and drives an agenda of technical, managerial, and financial programs that enhance the efficiency of the interface between suppliers to the electronics assembly industry and their customers. 

IPC SMEMA Council Steering Committee Roster

To accomplish its mission, the IPC SMEMA Council Steering Committee is organized into subcommittees which include:

IPC APEX Trade Show Subcommittee
The mission of the council and subcommittee is to produce the premier conference and exhibition for the electronics assembly industry.  The exhibition will be held annually and will be organized to provide a cost-effective, fair and efficient forum for user/supplier dialogue.

IPC APEX Trade Show Subcommittee Roster

SMEMA Statistical Subcommittee
This subcommittee guides the quarterly global statistical program on assembly equipment sales by region and product type. The subcommittee is open to all companies that participate in this statistical program. It is chaired by Bill Loving, President & CEO, ScanCAD International, Inc.

The IPC SMEMA Council Counterfeit Parts and Software Subcommittee
This subcommittee, whose members include Bob Black, Juki Automation; Scott Koizumi, Speedline Technologies; and Jack Rozwat, Agilent Technologies, is intend to provide the electronics assembly equipment industry with tools and techniques to combat counterfeit and inferior parts and software.

IPC SMEMA Council's Position on Counterfeit and Inferior Parts and Unlicensed Software

Other Resources
IPC SMEMA Council Standards

EMS Steering Committee

The steering committee provides leadership in identifying and developing financial, managerial and technical programs to meet the needs of EMS companies and their customers. Programs include market research studies, tools, guidelines, education, and events. The EMS Industry Steering Committee is chaired by Allison Budvarson, Vice President, Out of the Box Manufacturing. The steering committee meets several times a year to discuss and exchange ideas on industry issues and how IPC can best serve the EMS industry.

EMS Management Council Steering Committee Roster:

Full Name


Stephanie Austin

Zentech Manufacturing

Allison Budvarson 

Out of the Box Manufacturing

Chris Denney

Worthington Assembly Inc.

Michael Goeringer 

ARC-Tronics Inc.

Rolly Janetos

Janco Electronics Inc.

Jay Patel

Amtech Electrocircuits

Scott Tate

Tate Technology Inc

Jonathan Verity

LSI ADL Technology Inc.

Raj Vora

VAS Engineering, Inc.

Andrew Williams

PRIDE Industries/Electronics

Mark Wolfe

IPC Staff Liaison

Tracy Riggan

IPC Staff Liaison


Examples of key projects which the EMS Industry Steering Committee has developed, contributed to, or managed:

  • EMS Leadership Summit – Annual event that helps manufacturers of electronic assemblies be more productive and profitable. For leaders and emerging leaders.
  • IPC EMS Company Resource Checklist [link to a page with the attached information that we should work together to develop]
  • Stock CQ – Private EMS company marketplace for buying and selling excess components
  • IPC EMS Program Management Training and Certification [Certified Electronics Program Manager (CEPM) Program | IPC Edge Training]
  • IPC Sample Master Ordering Agreement for EMS Companies and OEMs with supplement.

Other Resources:

Solder Products Value Council

Solder Statistical Subcommittee
This subcommittee guides the quarterly global Solder Statistical Program and is open to all companies that participate in the program. The subcommittee is chaired by Leigh Gesick, Director of US Operations, Inventec Performance Chemicals.

IPC Consultants Council

Mission Statement

The mission of the Consultants Council is to identify the technical, management, and professional resources available to the IPC membership on a consulting basis. The Consultants Council will also represent the needs of its membership within the activities and programs of the IPC.

Membership in the Consultants Council consists of IPC members who derive their income by the provision of consulting services, whose dues are not paid by an organization that provides a manufacturing service or product other than consulting.

Code of Ethics

This is the code of ethics for the members of the IPC Consultants’ Council. Every member of the council is expected to subscribe to, and to accept this code in order to fulfill our obligations to our clients, to our profession, and to the industry we serve.

  • I shall conduct myself in the highest professional and ethical manner.
  • I shall make business and engineering decisions consistent with the public safety, health and welfare, and shall disclose promptly to my client any factors that may constitute a hazard.
  • I shall provide realistic technical and financial estimates based upon available data.
  • I shall avoid real conflicts of interest, and shall disclose potential conflicts of interest to my client when they become evident.
  • I shall not disclose information concerning business affairs or technology of a client without consent.
  • I shall maintain and improve my professional competency and shall undertake consulting tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience.
  • I shall seek and accept honest criticism of my work in order to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others.
  • I shall treat fairly all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, age or national origin and shall never attempt to injure the person, property, reputation or employment of others.
  • I shall assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development, and shall support them in following this code of ethics.
  • I shall help improve public understanding of the interconnection industry and its technology.

Benefits of Membership

  • Exposure through Consultants Council website listing and Consultants Council Index, highlighting your areas of expertise
  • Promotion to potential customers in the IPC Membership Directory
  • Free link from IPC's website to your home page
  • Participation in electronic forums for the exchange of technical information
  • Purchase publications and training videos and attend IPC-sponsored events at discounted member prices
  • Benefit from participation in, or association with, any of the IPC Technical Committees and the Government Relations Program
  • Cost-effective market research programs



    IPC Hall of Fame Council

    Council Description

    The IPC Hall of Fame Council is a group of individuals who have participated in and contributed to the programs of IPC for the overall benefit of the electronics industry. Council members have varied technical and business backgrounds and accomplishments and achieved recognition through being named by their colleagues to the IPC Hall of Fame.

    Council Mission

    The Council was created as a resource to provide advice and guidance to IPC and its programs, and to encourage active participation in IPC activities by all of its members to enhance the global electronics interconnect industry.

    Council Members

    • Mike Carano, IPC
    • Don Dupriest, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
    • Dan Feinberg, Fein-Line Associates, Inc.
    • Gary Ferrari, EPTAC Corporation
    • Denny Fritz, Dennis Fritz Consultancy
    • Patty Goldman, i-Connect007
    • Leo Lambert, EPTAC Corporations
    • Karen McConnell, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Nilesh Naik, Eagle Circuits
    • Bob Neves, Microtek Laboratories China
    • Joe O'Neil, OAA Ventures
    • Doug Pauls, formerly of Collins Aerospace
    • Steve Pudles, Zentech Manufacturing
    • Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consultancy Group
    • Vern Solberg, Solberg Technical Consulting
    • Gene Weiner, Weiner International Associates
    • Teresa Rowe, IPC
    • Garry McGuire, NASA
    • Pierre-Jean Albrieux, IFTEC

    Hall of Fame

    IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award Winners

    View past recipients of IPC's Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award