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March 2015 • The PCB Design Magazine 45 Dieter's last ice cream stand: From left: Bernard Kessler, Jo Ann sotelo, Patty goldman, Midge Ferrari, gary Ferrari, (unidentified iPC member), vern solberg and Jack olson. 2015 IPC aPeX eXPo show review show review Awards IPC is very active in acknowledging unique individuals in the electronics industry. Tues- day's award luncheon granted IPC's highest honor—the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award—to two recipients, Gary Fer- rari and Eagle Circuits President Nilesh Naik. I caught up with Gary talking to IPC Master In- structor Andy Kowalewski. Andy asked Gary a few questions about winning this prestigious award. Andy asked Gary, "What's next?" With- out flinching, Gary replied, "Keep going!" Dieter Bergman Memorial Tribute As planned, Wednesday evening I attended the memorial tribute to Dieter Bergman. I knew what to expect. I knew there would be food, drink, photos and good stories about the man Dieter. I expected tears of sadness at this gath- ering but felt joy for all of Dieter's friends and family when many of those who stepped up to tell a personal story about Dieter parlayed their experiences into tears of laughter from the audi- ence. Many stories stood out about Dieter's bi- zarre foods affinity. As told, when travelling, Di- eter made a point of sampling new foods. Some of these foods did a good job of upsetting his constitution. To soothe his stomach, he and his meal-mates began enjoying a bit of ice cream after their meetings, which seem to help. Clos- ing out an evening with ice cream quickly went from panacea to tradition for Dieter and many of his frequent companions. After the tribute ended, PCB designer Jack Olson and I ran into a group of IPC members who were celebrating Dieter's ice cream tradi- tion, and they invited us to join them. And so it was that some of Dieter's good friends who wanted to soothe the events of the past few months, the week and the evening, did just that—and the ice cream tradition continued. Hope to see you next year. PCBDESIGn

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