In this column, I share a letter from the Legacy Officers and Board Members of the IPC Designers Council, introduce the formation of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA), and invite readers to consider future professional development and event opportunities.
Gratitude, Acceptance, and Future Efforts
To: The PCB Industry
From: Legacy Officers and Board Members of the IPC Designers Council
It is with appreciation we are writing this letter to express our gratitude for the opportunity to serve the designers in the electronics industry through our affiliation with the IPC Designers Council. Many of us have contributed a significant amount of our careers to the betterment of our industry with this involvement. We have done so with the attitude of an educator with a servant’s heart. Through all the decades of this effort, we have encountered success and challenges. We have no regrets in looking back at our efforts.
We are also writing to convey our acceptance that we have been summarily dissolved effective immediately, at the request of senior management at IPC. We have respectfully ceased all actions in relation to our efforts as an IPC Board. We will make all efforts to continue to represent IPC in a professional and positive manner, as professionals serving in our industry. Many of us continue to serve the IPC community in other capacities and plan to do so with excellence.
With our determination to continue to be involved in the electronics industry, we are informing IPC of the intentions of the Legacy Board Members, along with many others in the engineering/design community, to continue to serve the design professional. We have determined to form a new entity called the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA).
To read this entire column, which appeared in the January 2020 issue of Design007 Magazine, click here.