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IPC Welcomes Alison James as New Senior Director, Europe

Nov 18, 2019

IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Alison James as senior director, Europe.

In this role, James will work closely with IPC’s European membership as well as European government officials, institutions and public policy stakeholders. Based in Brussels, she will represent IPC and the electronics manufacturing industry on issues including environment, health, and safety; workforce skills; and trade policy. 

James comes to IPC following a more than 20-year career leading European public affairs for the Motion Picture Association and Eastman Kodak, in addition to senior roles with APCO Worldwide and the Association of Commercial Television. Prior to these roles, James served as a media and communications consultant to the European Commission.

“Alison brings strong policy, public affairs and communications skills and experience to her position at IPC,” said Chris Mitchell, IPC vice president of global government relations. “With decades of experience engaging with European government officials and institutions, Alison has successfully navigated and influenced and strengthened European policies that have impacted the manufacturing sector. We are thrilled to welcome Alison to the IPC team, and we look forward to the contributions she will make to the electronics industry.”         

James can be reached at

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 5,600-member company sites which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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