Three Industry Rising Stars Recognized at IPC APEX EXPO 2023

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In recognition of their leadership roles and support of IPC standards, education, advocacy, and solutions to industry challenges, three of the industry’s best and brightest were presented with an IPC Rising Star Award at IPC APEX EXPO 2023. Award recipients were Sarah Czaplewski-Campbell, Paige Fiet, and Christina Trussell.

Sarah Czaplewski-Campbell is a senior PCB reliability engineer and master inventor at IBM. An active participant in IPC standards committees, she received a Distinguished Committee Service Award for her contributions to the development of IPC-9121-A, Troubleshooting for Printed Board Fabrication Processes. Czaplewski-Campbell completed the IPC Emerging Engineers program in 2022 and currently serves on the IPC APEX EXPO technical program committee, reviewing technical content and chairing technical sessions. A contributor to the technical conference, she was awarded Best Paper in 2021.

Paige Fiet, TTM Technologies, was IPC’s first Student Director on the IPC Board of Directors. She currently serves as vice-chair of the 5-33B Solder Mask Performance Task Group and co-chair of the 7-24A Printed Board Process Effects Handbook Task Group, a member of the IPC APEX EXPO Technical Conference Program Committee and serves on an additional six standards development committees. She completed the IPC Emerging Engineer Program this year.

Christina Trussell, Blue Origin, joined the IPC/WHMA-A-620 committee in 2018. She currently serves as vice chair of the 7-31FS IPC WHMA-A-620 Space and Military Electronic Assemblies Addendum Task Group, responsible for the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Space Addendum. Trussell also participated as a judge for the 2021 IPCEF Scholarships and served on a career panel for high school and college students at the 2021 APEX EXPO virtual event. She completed the IPC Emerging Engineer Program this year.                                                                                     

“We are thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of our Rising Stars and to take this opportunity to thank them for their contributions,” said John W. Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “We are privileged that Sarah, Paige, and Christina have chosen to share their knowledge and expertise with us and with the entire global electronics manufacturing industry.”


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