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Two Industry Volunteers Receive IPC President's Award

Mar 12, 2021

In recognition of their significant contributions of time, talent and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry, Yusaku Kono of Japan UNIX, and JonVermillion, Ball Aerospace and Technologies, were presented with IPC President's Awards at IPC APEX EXPO on March 9.       

Kono, who serves on the Connected Factory Initiative Subcommittee, the J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Automotive Addendum Task Group, the High Voltage Cable Task Group, and the WHMA A-610 training committee, was honored for dedicating his efforts to enhancing the growth of IPC standards among Japanese electronics manufacturers.  

Vermillion, a mentor to emerging engineers who co-chairs the 5-22A (IPC-J-STD-001) committee and IPC-J-STD-001 training committee, was honored for his leadership of the IPC-J-STD-001 task group as well as his activity on the 20 IPC committees on which he serves. His volunteer activity with IPC includes his Certified Standard Expert certification in IPC-J-STD-001, IPC/WHMA-A-620, and IPC-6012.

“Weare happy to present the President’s Award to Yusaku and Jon, in appreciation of their dedication to IPC and to the global electronics industry,” said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “They are prime examples of leaders helping industry build electronics better.”

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 3,000 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly, and testing. 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.

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