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AUGUST 2020 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 9 Nolan Johnson is managing editor of PCB007 Magazine. Nolan brings 30 years of career experience focused almost entirely on electronics design and manufacturing. To contact Johnson, click here. his company up to be quite disruptive in the HVAC industry. Persistence and belief can be large influences in a leader's effectiveness. Then, we share a conversation with Mer- edith LeBeau and Todd Brassard from Calu- met Electronics. Changing market dynamics have been leading the way for the compa- ny's upgrade decision-making process. Kevin Jobsky posts an article on how to navigate the unusual challenges facing companies at this time. We spoke to ICM Controls earli- er this year, and this article continues that conversation. Because leadership has emerged as a theme throughout 2020, we also link back to related discussions that have been previ- ously published by I-Connect007. Look for insights from IPC's Dr. John Mitchell; Susan Mucha, president of Powell-Mucha Consult- ing, and IPC's Carlos Plaza; and KYZEN's Tom Forsythe. We also get technical with an article from Frank Gäbler on laser depaneling and a dis- cussion of pure palladium plating for EN- EPIG from a team of Atotech researchers. We also bring you a cadre of columnists, includ- ing John Mitchell, Mike Carano, Didrik Bech, Steve Williams, and Todd Kolmodin. Finally, on the theme of empowerment, Woodrow Wilson, the 28 th President of the United States, said the following about lead- ership. Though Wilson's time in office was 100 years ago, it's almost as if he is speak- ing to our industry today: "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in or- der to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you for- get the errand." With those words to ponder, enjoy this issue. PCB007 IPC's Dr. John Mitchell: Leadership in Crisis On May 13, Barry Matties spoke with Dr. John Mitch- ell, IPC president and CEO, in another installment in our series of industry updates. In this interview, Mitchell and Matties discussed the challenges of leadership in crisis situations. In his role at the helm of IPC, Mitchell brought unique insights in- to the power of leadership. He pointed out that a good leader will assemble a strong team, get out the team's way, and concentrate on breaking down obstacles. Other observations from Mitchell included the bal- ance of communicating with optimism and realism, and that while COVID-19 is testing leadership skills, it is also providing an opportunity for innovation within organizations. Mitchell concluded by sharing ways in which industry leaders are regularly networking, sup- porting each other, and sharing successful strategies. View the full transcript here.

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