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IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries bestowed its highest corporate honors to two member companies, BAE Systems and Shengyi Technology Co., Ltd. During a luncheon at IPC APEX EXPO, the IPC Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award was presented to BAE Systems and the IPC Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award to Shengyi Technology Co. Ltd.
Named after a former IPC Board Chairman who was a founding member of the Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry Management Council, the Stan Plzak Award recognizes an IPC member company in the electronics assembly industry that has taken the initiative to actively contribute to enhancing the industry while demonstrating support of IPC though participation in technical and/or management programs.
BAE Systems has been a member since 1996 and has made a big impact on IPC. More than two dozen of its staff members are active on 40 technical committees ranging from assembly and cleaning and coating to product assurance and printed electronics. In addition to standards committee participation, BAE Systems takes IPC training and certification very seriously. The company has more than 3,000 CIT, CIS, CID, CID+, and EMS certifications across all BAE locations.
The IPC Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award was named for former IPC Board Chairman Peter Sarmanian. This corporate award recognizes an IPC member corporation in the printed board industry that has taken a leadership role and made contributions to the industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs.
Shengyi Technology Co. Ltd. has been an IPC member since 1995, and since that time, the company has devoted many staff members to IPC standards development. Currently, more than a dozen Shengyi Technology employees provide leadership and technical expertise on 14 standards development committees dedicated to topics ranging from materials and performance to supplier declaration and technology roadmaps. The company has several Certified Instructor Specialists on staff at its facilities in Suzhou and Dongguan, China.
"For many years, both BAE Systems and Shengyi Technology Co., Ltd. have consistently provided staff resources to standards development and other committee initiatives. IPC as an association is privileged to have them in our membership," said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO.
For more information on IPC's Corporate Recognition Awards and other honors presented at IPC APEX EXPO, contact Sandy Gentry, IPC communications, manager, at SandyGentry@ipc.org or +1-847-597-2871.
IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,700 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, 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.