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68 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2020 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE by Patty Goldman I-CONNECT007 Patty Goldman talks with Udo Welzel, Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award recipient, about how he became involved with IPC and the standardization business, his time spent working with Dieter Bergman, and why it's important to stay involved. Patty Goldman: Congratulations, Udo. You're a recipient of the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award. Let's start with a little bit about your- self. How did you get in the industry, and what are you doing now? Udo Welzel: My career is a little bit untypical. I was working at the Institute of the Max Planck Society in Germany for quite a long time, but, at that time, we were already collaborat- ing with Bosch on soldering. That is how the contact with Bosch came up. At some point, I asked myself, "Would I spend my entire life in academia, or would I also like to try out a career in the industry?" Shortly before my 40 th birthday, I decided to try out a career in indus- try. Due to the contact with Bosch, it was an obvious choice to have an application there, which worked out well. I joined Bosch's automotive electronics busi- ness unit. In the department where I'm work- Congratulations to Udo Welzel! Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award Recipient

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