John W. Mitchell, IPC president and CEO commented, “While we have been actively engaged and successful in Europe for more than 30 years, having a legal entity here now enhances our ability to serve the regional electronics industry and our membership in newer and bolder ways with renewed vigor.”
“We are very excited about the prospects of actively participating in significant consortiums and working groups in the EU to help drive newer standards, education, and advocacy solutions that will be vital in transforming the continent’s factories of the future,” said Sanjay Huprikar, president of IPC in Europe and South Asia.
IPC has plans in place to expand staff in Europe in addition to Francisco Fourcade who joined IPC in April as electronics standards manager to liaise with the growing number of new standards development committees forming in Europe. The organization will be adding talent to the certification, marketing, and industry intelligence teams over the next 18 months.
For more information on IPC Electronics Europe GmbH and the new office location, contact Philippe Leonard, senior director of operations, at PhilippeLeonard@ipc.org.
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,000+ member companies 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, industry intelligence and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry.