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Milea Kammer, Matt Kelly, Hans-Peter Tranitz and MaryAlice Gill Receive Rising Star Awards at IPC APEX EXPO 2019

Feb 06, 2019

Award honors IPC members who take on leadership roles and provide support to IPC standards development

In recognition of their leadership and contributions to IPC and the electronics industry within the past five years, IPC presented IPC Rising Star awards to Milea Kammer, Ph.D., Honeywell Aerospace; Matt Kelly, IBM; Hans-Peter Tranitz, Ph.D., Continental Automotive, GmbH; and MaryAlice Gill, Jabil Circuit at IPC APEX EXPO 2019

The IPC Rising Star award is given to individuals who have shown significant leadership ability in the past five years, making an impact on IPC and the electronics industry because of their support for IPC standards, education, advocacy and solutions to industry challenges.

Dr. Milea Kammer, a materials engineering technical manager at Honeywell Aerospace, is the co-chair for the IPC J-STD-001 committee, and a regular contributor on the Pb-Free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council. She is driving the industry toward incorporation of new technology requirements and provides technical input for document creation and research studies.

Matt Kelly is a senior technical staff member and senior inventor with IBM Systems, Canada. Kelly currently serves on seven technical committees at IPC. He is currently is vice chair of the 5-21H Bottom Termination Components Task Group and co-chair of the 2-17 Connected Factory Initiative Subcommittee.

Hans-Peter Tranitz is head of backend technologies at Continental Automotive, GmbH, in Germany. Dr. Tranitz co-created the IPC 5-21M Cold Joining Press-fit Task Group where he serves as co-chair.

MaryAlice Gill works in the Jabal Circuit’s Nypro Consumer Health division Clothing+ team. She is an active member of both the IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee and IPC D-60 Printed Electronics Committee. She serves as vice-chair of the IPC Printed Electronics Terms and Definitions Task Group and co-chair of the D-71: E-Textiles Joining and Interconnection Techniques Subcommittee.

“IPC is fortunate to have MaryAlice, Milea, Hans-Peter and Matt sharing their skills and expertise with us,” said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “Their input, knowledge and innovative approach is a benefit to IPC and to the industry at large.”

For more information on the IPC Rising Star Award and this year's award recipients, contact Sandy Gentry, IPC communications director, at +1 847-597-2871.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,900 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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