Representatives from Atotech, Fischer Technology, MacDermid, OMG Chemicals, and Uyemura Recognized at the 2013 IPC APEX Expo.

More than 140 IPC association volunteers are honored for their contributions and support of the electronics industry.

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented Committee Leadership, Distinguished Committee Service and Special Recognition Awards at IPC APEX EXPO at the San Diego Convention Center. The awards—140 in all—were presented to individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and the industry by lending their time and expertise through IPC committee service.

For their leadership of the D-31B IPC-2221/222 Task Group that developed IPC-2221B, Generic Standard on Printed Board Design, Gary Ferrari, FTG Circuits and Cliff Maddox, Boeing Company, earned a Committee Leadership Award. For outstanding contributions to IPC-2221B, Lance Auer, Raytheon Missile Systems; Don Dupriest, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control; Lionel Fullwood, WKK Distribution Ltd.; Mike Green, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Phil Henault, Raytheon Company; Chris Mahanna, Robisan Laboratory Inc.; George Milad, Uyemura International Corp.; Steven Nolan, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors; Jack Olson, Caterpillar Inc.; Randy Reed, Viasystems Group, Inc.; Jose Rios, Endicott Interconnect Technologies Inc.; Joseph Schmidt, Raytheon Missile Systems; Vicka White, Honeywell Inc. Air Transport Systems; and Dewey Whittaker, Honeywell Inc. Air Transport Systems, received a Distinguished Committee Service Award.

For their leadership of the 4-14 Plating Processes Subcommittee that developed IPC-4556, Specification for Electroless Nickel / Electroless Palladium / Immersion Gold (ENEPIG) Plating for Printed Circuit Boards, George Milad, Uyemura International Corp. and Gerard O’Brien, Solderability Testing & Solutions, Inc., earned a Committee Leadership Award. Distinguished Committee Service Awards were presented to Martin Bayes, Ph.D., Matthew Byrne, BAE Systems Platform Solutions; Don Dupriest, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control; Patricia Dupuis, Raytheon Company; Frank Ferrandino, Veeco Instruments Inc.; Donald Gudeczauskas, Uyemura International Corp.; Michael Haller, Fischer Technology ,Inc .; Phil Henault, Raytheon Company; David Hillman, Rockwell Collins; William Johannes, Sandia National Labs Albuquerque; Henry Lajoie, OMG Electronic Chemicals Inc.; Brian Madsen, Ph.D., Continental Automotive Systems; Stephen Meeks, St. Jude Medical; Colleen McKirryher, MacDermid, Inc.; James Monarchio, TTM Technologies, Inc.; Mustafa Oezkoek, Atotech Deutschland GmbH; William Ortloff, Raytheon Company; Jose Rios, Endicott Interconnect Technologies Inc.; and Vicka White, Honeywell Inc. Air Transport Systems, for their contributions to IPC-4556.

For more information on these awards or the award recipients, contact Anna Garrido, IPC director of marketing and communications, via e-mail at or call (847) 597-2804. A complete list of all the recipients is available online.

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