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124 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2021 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE Hans-Peter Tranitz: Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award Recipient Interview by Patty Goldman, I-CONNECT007 From the IPC website: e Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award is given to individuals who have fostered a collaborative spir it, made significant contributions to standards development, and have consistently demon- strated a commitment to global standardization efforts and the electronics industr y. Each recipient will be eligible to bestow the Dieter Bergman Memorial Scholarship upon the university or college of his/her choice. Patty Goldman speaks with Continental Automotive's Hans-Peter Tranitz about his IPC involvement with press-fit and other automotive standards which have earned him the coveted Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award. Patty Goldman: Peter, congratulations on this award. It's quite an honor as you're aware, and it means you have done a lot of work with IPC and standards development. Perhaps you can tell us a little bit about yourself and your involvement with IPC and the different committees. Hans-Peter Tranitz: Hello Patty. I'm working for Continental Automotive GmbH. My home location is Regensburg, and my profession is being an expert for mechanical joining tech- nologies for metals and plastics in automo- tive final assembly, such as press fit and all kinds of technologies dealing with laser and material interaction. Welding, riveting, and screwdriving are also within my and my team's responsibility. My first contact with IPC was in 2010 when I joined for the first time a tin whisker confer- ence in Schaumburg, Illinois, near Chicago, and there I made a presentation about my cur- rent risk issues and how I deal with that. At that time, I felt that the people who joined the meeting were all "dinosaurs" that knew every- thing about whiskers and then here comes a freshman—even if I was already quite long in the industry at that time. Hans-Peter Tranitz

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