Calumet Electronics Earns IPC-1791 QML Recertification

Calumet Electronics further positions itself as an industry leader in printed circuit board and IC substrate engineering for the defense industry with its recent IPC-1791 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) recertification. This designation affirms Calumet's commitment to securing trusted domestic supply chains within the U.S. electronics industry, a critical component of rebuilding and restoring the U.S. industrial base. Calumet Electronics was one of three pilot companies to earn the accreditation when the standard was first introduced.

"Trust is an absolutely critical component of our partnerships with defense OEMs and the Department of Defense," said Todd Brassard, Calumet Electronics VP/COO. "The IPC-1791 QML offers additional evidence of our readiness and ability to handle the most sensitive information and technologies."

IPC standards such as IPC-1791 QML help ensure superior quality, reliability, and consistency in electronics manufacturing. To achieve the status of a trusted supplier, manufacturing facilities are rigorously vetted and undergo an intensive audit process. Stringent requirements for this certification include reviews of a company’s systems, including product and quality, supply chain risk management, facility security, cybersecurity (NIST 800-171), and compliance to export control laws such as ITAR and EAR.

IPC's Validations Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. It also provides auditing and qualification of electronics companies' products and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards.

"Different from other audit programs, IPC's Validation Services Programs uniquely provides technical and in-depth assessments of products and processes in accordance with IPC standards," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to recognize Calumet Electronics for continuing to be a member of IPC's network of trusted QML suppliers with their re-qualification as a IPC-1791 trusted fabricator."

For more information about IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program, visit or contact Randy Cherry at or +1 847-597-2806.