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Effective January 1, 2021, IPC has promoted Sanjay Huprikar to president of Europe and South Asia Operations.
In his new role, Huprikar will lead IPC’s globalization initiative to expand the association’s standards, education and advocacy support to Europe, the United Kingdom, India, and several countries in Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Huprikar has served as vice president of Solutions since 2017 directing global teams to develop new products and services for the electronics manufacturing industry. Prior to leading the Solutions team, Huprikar served as vice president of the member success team, overseeing IPC membership, events, industry programs and market research functions and has been with IPC since 2012.
A highly experienced business and engineering professional, Huprikar has served numerous multi-national companies in the technology space since 1989. He has strong cross-cultural leadership skills and vast knowledge of both the key influencers in the global community and the important challenges facing the industry.
“Sanjay has great skill in engaging the electronics community – keeping his ears to the ground and identifying new opportunities that add value to our industry. Examples include his leadership in automotive electronics, Europe expansion, e-textiles, factory of the future initiative and IPC’s video library subscription offerings,” said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “We’re looking forward to Sanjay applying his talents to furthering IPC’s mission in Europe and South Asia.”
Huprikar has a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Stuart School of Business - Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.