As IPC’s president and CEO, Dr. John W. Mitchell leads the organization’s global operations and staff. Working with the IPC board of directors, he is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the Board’s strategic vision and aspirational goals. He joined IPC as president and CEO in April 2012, and has been instrumental in launching solutions to help IPC’s members achieve financial success and competitive excellence.
Dr. Mitchell has championed IPC programs such as a new learning management platform, IPC EDGE; Validation Services; an Online Certification Portal; and a re-engineered Member Success department. Between creating new solutions that support standards development, improving member relations, and advocating for regulatory change, Dr. Mitchell has generated a more than 50 percent increase in acceptance of standards as measured in revenue collected since 2012, and grown IPC’s global membership to more than 5,400 member-company sites (adding over 1,000 members since joining IPC). His focus on global expansion has also resulted in membership doubling for Asia-based companies to more than 1,000 and more than 600 in Europe.
Dr. Mitchell began his engineering career at General Electric Aerospace in 1988. In 1992, he joined Alpine Electronics and became a founding member of its research company which is credited for introducing navigation systems to the U.S. OEM market. During his tenure at Alpine, he held several positions, including manager of software engineering, director of IT and senior director of strategic planning.
In 2003, Dr. Mitchell was recruited to Bose Corporation where he served as general manager/director of a new global business unit – Bose’s largest-ever product development initiative. Just prior to joining IPC, he served as the CEO of Golden Key International Honour Society, the world’s premier collegiate honor society, with more than 2 million members from more than 190 nations.
Dr. Mitchell’s academic credentials include a doctorate in higher education management from University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education; a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering from Brigham Young University.