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66 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2019 people who volunteer their time and mold our industry. A good example of one of these engineers and SMEs is Leo Lambert. Leo has been involved with IPC for many, many years in numerous subcommittees. He is the VP and Technical Director at EPTAC Corporation and became the 2019 IPC Hall of Fame inductee for all of his efforts and contributions to the indus- try (Figure 1). I know Leo personally and feel very blessed to call him a colleague and true friend. If you have not had the opportunity to engage with Leo or meet him at one of our many industry events, he is one sharp indi- vidual with tons of industry experience and knowledge that he wants to share with others. Congratulations, Leo! Designer Highlights From IPC APEX EXPO 2019 This month's column brings you designer highlights from IPC APEX EXPO 2019 in San Diego, California, and a brief report out from the IPC Designers Council Executive Board meeting that occurred on the opening day of the show floor. This year's IPC APEX EXPO was another great show with 5,000+ attendees from 56 countries and 440 exhibitors. Overall, there were 9,796 visitors, attendees, and exhibi - tor personnel. Similar to past shows, the IPC subcommittees were filled with lots of collaborations, passionate discussions, debates, and positive synergies among tal- ented engineers and subject matter engineers (SMEs), helping to improve our industry stan- dards and make a difference. These are the The Digital Layout by Stephen Chavez, CIT, CID/CID+, IPC DESIGNERS COUNCIL Figure 1: John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, presenting Leo Lambert the 2019 IPC Hall of Fame Inductee Award.

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