IPC Management Councils

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 AliciaBalonek@ipc.org.

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 Management Council

The EMS Management Council helps manufacturers of electronic assemblies be more productive and profitable. Its steering committee provides leadership in identifying and developing financial, managerial and technical programs to meet the needs of EMS companies and their customers. The EMS Management Council is chaired by Mark Wolfe of Phoenix International. The EMS Management Council Steering Committee meets twice 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

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
  • Become a Member of the IPC Consultants Council (online application)



    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

    Jack R. Bramel
    Jack Bramel & Associates
    5861 W Glenview Pl
    Chandler, AZ  85226-7519
    William I. Jacobi
    William Jacobi & Associates
    5 Meyer Ct
    Pinehurst, NC  28374-6807
    Mr. Mike Carano
    Vice President, Technology and Business Development
    RBP Chemical Technology, Inc.
    150 S 118th St.
    Milwaukee, WI  53214-1005
    Bernard Kessler
    Bernard Kessler & Associates, Ltd.
    1000 E Ocean Blvd Unit 417
    Long Beach, CA  90802-8510
    Walter D. Custer
    Custer Consulting Group
    92 Spindrift Close
    PO Box 299
    The Sea Ranch, CA  95497-0299
    Nilesh Naik
    Eagle Circuits
    10820 Sanden Dr.
    Dallas, TX  75238-5325
    C. Don Dupriest
    SME-PWB/CCA Technology Development
    Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
    1701 W Marshall Dr
    Grand Prairie, TX  75051-2704
    Robert Neves, MIT
    Chairman & Chief Technology Officer
    Microtek (Changzhou) Laboratories
    No 19 Xinke Road New District Electronic Industrial Park
    Xinbeiqu Changzhou, Jiangsu  213013
    Daniel (Baer) Feinberg
    Fein-Line Associates
    PO Box 73355
    San Clemente, CA  92673-0112
    Ray Prasad
    Ray Prasad Consultancy Group
    12945 SW Glen Oak Place
    Beaverton, OR  97007
    John T. Fisher
    Interconnect Technology Analysis, Inc.
    4309 Casa Blanca Dr
    Georgetown, TX  78628-1609
    Ray E. Pritchard
    4072 Bunker Lane
    Wilmette, IL  60091
    Dennis Fritz
    Technology Consultant
    MacDermid, Inc.
    245 Freight St
    P.O. Box 671
    Waterbury, CT  06702-1818
    Douglas J. Sober
    Standards Engineer
    Shengyi Technology Co. Ltd.
    1910 Almadale Farms Pkwy
    Collierville, TN  38017-0831
    Lionel Fullwood
    Technical Director
    WKK Distribution Ltd.
    23/F, One Kowloon
    No. 1 Wang Yuen Street
    Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    Vern Solberg
    Sr. Consultant
    Solberg Technical Consulting
    13840 Redwood Gulch
    Saratoga, CA  95070-9785
    Patty Goldman
    Managing Editor
    I-Connect 007
    PO Box 50
    Seaside, OR 97138
    Gene Weiner
    Weiner International Associates
    6 Picket Fence
    Plymouth, MA  02360-6605