2021 Award Winners—IPC APEX EXPO 2021 Presentation


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Congratulations to this year’s IPC APEX EXPO award winners! On Tuesday, March 9, IPC presented their recognition awards during an online ceremony. The recipients of each award are listed here. Follow our I-Connect007 coverage for interviews with some of the award recipients.

Raymond E Pritchard Hall of Fame Award:
Karen McConnell, Northrop Grumman

The IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award is the highest level of recognition that the IPC can bestow, and is given to individuals in recognition of the highest level of achievement, extraordinary contributions and distinguished service to IPC and in the advancement of the industry, including the creation of a spirit of mutual esteem, respect and recognition among members consistent with the goals and mission of the IPC on a long term basis.

Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award:
Peter Tranitz, Continental Automotive
Jan Pedersen, Elmatica
Michael Ford, Aegis Software

The Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award is given to individuals who have fostered a collaborative spirit, made significant contributions to standards development, and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to global standardization efforts and the electronics industry. Each recipient will be eligible to bestow the Dieter Bergman Memorial Scholarship upon the university or college of his/her choice.

IPC President’s Award:
Yusaku Kono, Japan Unix
Jon Vermillion, Ball Aerospace & Technologies

The IPC President's Award is given to IPC members who have exhibited ongoing leadership in IPC and have made significant contributions of their time and talent to the association and the electronics interconnect industry. Individuals can receive this award only once.

IPC Rising Star Award:
Audra Thurston, Calumet Electronics
Vladan Koncar, ENSAIT GEMTEX Lab
Radu Diaconescu, Swie.io
Benoit Dagenais, Innovative Vehicle Institute

The IPC Rising Star Award is given to IPC members who have taken leadership roles and provided support to IPC standards, education, advocacy, and solutions to industry challenges. Their contributions have made significant impact upon IPC and industry within the past five years and will continue to have a lasting impact for many years to come.

Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award
Peter Sarmanian: Calumet Electronics
Steve Vairo accepted award on Calumet’s behalf

Stan Plzak: General Motors China
Ming Gu accepted award on GM China’s behalf

The IPC Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award honors and recognizes an IPC member corporation (or appropriate division) in the printed circuit board industry (supplier, board manufacturer, or OEM) that has made contributions to the printed circuit board industry, while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs.

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