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14 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2021 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE Interview by Patty Goldman, I-CONNECT007 e IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award is given to individuals in recognition of the highest level of achievement, extraordinary contributions, and distinguished service to IPC and in the advancement of the industry, includ- ing the creation of a spirit of mutual esteem, respect and recognition among members con- sistent with the goals and mission of the IPC on a long-term basis. is is the highest level of recognition that IPC can give to an individual and is based on exceptional merit over a long- term basis, the operative imperative being long term. (Source: Patty Goldman speaks with Karen McCon- nell, senior staff engineer CAD CAM at Northrop Grumman Corporation on receiving this year's Hall of Fame award. Patty Goldman: Congratula- tions, Karen, on your nomi- nation to the Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame, which is IPC's highest honor for their volunteer workers. It's a big deal, as you know, and you are so deserving of this. What was it like when you got the call from John Mitchell? Karen McConnell: ank you. I called John Mitchell a miracle worker because when he told me I'd won this year's Hall of Fame Award, I was speechless. I couldn't talk! At one point, John said, "Karen, are you still there? Did I lose you?" at's how speechless I was— and I'm not somebody who goes speechless very oen. Goldman: We were talking earlier about your career, which will be in your bio, but please talk about all your IPC involvement. How long have you been doing that? It must be forever! Karen McConnell: Recipient of the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award

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