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REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2019 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE I I-CONNECT007 137 IPC Rising Star Awards The IPC Rising Star Award is given to IPC members who have taken leadership roles and provided support to IPC standards, education, advocacy, and solutions to industry challenge efforts. Their contributions have made a signif- icant impact upon IPC and the industry within the past five years and will continue to have a lasting impact for many years to come. Milea Kammer, Ph.D., Honeywell Aerospace Dr. Milea J. Kammer is a materials engineer- ing technical manager at Honeywell Aerospace and holds a Ph.D. from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Purdue University. Since her graduation in 2014, Dr. Kammer has played an active role in multiple IPC committees and is now one of IPC's Emerging Engineers. Most recently, she assumed the role of co-chair of the IPC J-STD-001 commit- tee. Through this engagement, she is driving the industry toward incorpora- tion of new technol- ogy requirements while managing a committee of more than 100 active participants. Dr. Kammer is also a regular contributor to the Pb-free Elec- tronics Risk Management Council (PERM), providing technical input for document cre- ation and research studies. Outside of her IPC participation, she is a recognized and sought- after resource for her metallurgy knowledge and understanding of aerospace electronics materials and manufacturing processes. Matt Kelly, IBM Matt Kelly is a senior technical staff member and senior inventor within IBM Systems. He is responsible for helping lead technology devel- opment, design, prototyping, integration, and supply chain enablement of IBM's next-gener- ation enterprise server and storage hardware. His technical contributions to the industry include 80 publica- tions and 20 United States patents. Kelly is a member of IBM's Academy of Technology, SMTA Board of Directors, ReMAP Board of Directors, and active in a variety of other industry associa- tions including IPC, JEDEC, and iNEMI. He has been the recipient of the ASM Engineering Materials Achievement Award, IBM's Corporate Technology Award, IBM's Chairman's Environmental Award and the winner of nine industry Best Paper Awards since 2007. Kelly holds a B.S. degree in chemi- cal engineering from McMaster University, is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario, is a Master Black Belt in statistical methods, and has received his MBA in strate- gic management from Sir Wilfrid Laurier Uni- versity. Hans-Peter Tranitz, Ph.D., Continental Automotive GmbH Dr. Hans-Peter Tranitz is a principal expert for mechanical joining of both metals and plastics. In his role as head of backend tech- nologies in Continental's electronic plants headquartered in Regensburg, Germany, he is responsible for the final assembly of all kinds of automotive electronic devices delivered to basically all major OEMs. His team manages worldwide expert networks that develop inter- nal standards for design and manufacturing needs. Dr. Tranitz is also active in diverse Ger- man Industry Councils and contributes to IEC standardization com- mittees. Based on this expe- rience, Dr. Tranitz co-initiated the IPC 5-21M Cold Joining Press-fit Task Group where he serves as a co-chair to develop a high-reliability press-

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