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134 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2020 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE vigorous contributor to IPC's North American government relations committee and currently serves on IPC's Board of Directors. Named for former IPC Board Chairman and founding member of the IPC Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry Management Council, the IPC Stan Plzak Corporate Recogni- tion Award honors an IPC-member company in the electronics assembly industry that actively contributes to the industry while supporting IPC technical and/or management programs. A member company since 1995, more than two dozen Continental Automotive employees lend their time and talent on dozens of stan- dards development committees, dedicated to topics ranging from automotive electronics to press-fit technology and lead-free. Staff also take their expertise outside of standards devel- opment and have presented at numerous IPC workshops and conferences. When they're not helping educate the industry, they're in IPC's virtual classroom, where they have amassed more than 400 staff certifications. Numerous staff have been honored with awards for their standards contributions; two have earned an IPC Rising Star Award, and Dr. Robert Feuer- stein, director and head of manufacturing technology at the Regensburg, Germany facil- ity, serves on IPC's Board of Directors. "We are privileged to have TTM Technolo- gies Inc. and Continental Automotive as mem- bers of IPC," said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. "We benefit tremendously from their leadership, knowledge, and expertise. Their involvement in IPC has directly contributed to IPC's global growth in the electronics indus- try." IPC Rising Star Awards In recognition of their leadership roles and support of IPC standards, education, advocacy, and solutions to industry challenges, four of the industry's best and brightest were pre- sented with an IPC Rising Star Award at IPC APEX EXPO 2020. Award recipients were Gas- ton Hidalgo, Kate Stees, Stephanie Rodgers, and Zhiman Chen. Hidalgo, a senior industrial engineer at Toy- ota Motor North America, was honored for his leadership of the IPC-A-610/J-STD-001 Auto- motive Addendum committee, the J-STD-001 committee, as well as his work as an IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT). Rodgers, director of advanced product development at Apex Mills, was honored for her leadership in the development of the first industry consensus standard for e-textiles materials, applications, and requirements— Dr. Robert Feuerstein, Continental Automotive TTM President and CEO Tom Edman

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