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58 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2020 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE Congratulations to Mike Carano! Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award Recipient by Patty Goldman I-CONNECT007 Patty Goldman spoke with Mike Carano about being awarded the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award, what that means to him as someone who was inspired by Dieter, and after 40 years in the industry, what keeps him excited going forward. Talking with Mike, one can feel his enthusiasm for IPC and the indus- try, which is contagious. Patty Goldman: Mike, you received the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award. Congratula- tions. Mike Carano: Thanks, Patty. I really appreciate it. Goldman: Let's start with some background on yourself and your involvement with IPC. Carano: I've been involved in the surface fin- ishing/PCB/semiconductor industry since I left graduate school in 1979 after completing a master's degree while working for a small company in Youngstown, Ohio—Electrochemi- cals. I came there as a chemist and tech ser- vice person. I learned about metal finishing, and we were just beginning to get into the PCB industry. Over the years, the company evolved more and more into the circuit board technol-

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