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138 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2019 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE fit standard, IPC-9797. He has also presented at several IPC conferences on tin whiskers and press-fit technology. Dr. Tranitz received his Ph.D. in physics at Chemnitz Technical Uni- versity with further postdoctoral fellowships at the Universities of Cincinnati and Regensburg. MaryAlice Gill, Jabil Circuit MaryAlice Gill works for Jabil Circuit's Nypro Consumer Health Division Clothing+ Team. The products developed in her division integrate electronics into textiles for consumer and medical markets. She is responsible for project management of design, and process and product development projects to move products from concept to mass production. Gill started in Jabil's R&D group where she devel- oped printed electronics capabilities with a wide range of materials and applications. Gill is an active member of the IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee and IPC D-60 Printed Electronics Committee. She is also vice-chair of the IPC Printed Electronics Terms and Definitions Task Group, and has presented at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 and IPC E-Textiles 2018. Gill graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in materials science engineering, focusing on electronic materials. IPC President's Award The President's Award is given to IPC mem- bers who have exhibited ongoing leadership in IPC and have made significant contributions of their time and talent to the association and the electronic interconnect industry. Individuals can receive this award only once. Bhawnesh Mathur Bhawnesh Mathur is an experienced execu- tive with OEM, distribution, and EMS expe- rience. He has been head of supply chain at IBM's Server Group, Arrow Electronics, and Sanmina. Mathur has also been the CEO of two large EMS companies, most recently at Cre- ation Technologies. At Creation Technologies, Mathur implemented strategies to overhaul the organization's approach to an external, cus- tomer-driven focus. He enabled the company to earn industry recognition including three consecutive service excellence awards and achieved significant customer gains through reengineering efforts. Concurrently, Mathur generated key cost reductions through new programs and operational consolidations. Mathur has been one of IPC's strongest sup- porter for the last 10 years. He and his compa- nies have supported standards development, IPC APEX EXPO, and IPC IMPACT Washing- ton, D.C., and has hosted more than a dozen members of Congress at his facilities. Further, Mathur has been an active and contributing IPC Board Member, chair of the Government Relations Committee, and a member of the EMS Committee. He has provided leadership from the board level to individual IPC mem- bers who have expressed interest in learning more about IPC. Udo Welzel, Ph.D., Robert Bosch GmbH Dr. Udo Welzel studied physics at the Uni- versity of Bayreuth (Germany) and obtained a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Stuttgart (Germany) in 2002. While serv- ing at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart as head of the service laboratory for X-ray diffraction until 2012,

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