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60 SMT007 MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2021 Feature Interview by Nolan Johnson I-CONNECT007 Nolan Johnson talks with Tracy Riggan, se- nior director of solutions, and Mark Wolfe, ex- ecutive EMS advisor, both at IPC. ey dis- cuss details for the EMS Leadership Summit planned for IPC APEX EXPO 2022, how the summit program has changed from years past, and who should attend. Hint: Directors and above, along with any "rising star" managers. Nolan Johnson: anks for joining me to talk about the EMS Leadership Summit that's com- ing up at IPC APEX EXPO. But first, Mark, let's talk about you joining the staff. Mark Wolfe: ank you. I've worked with IPC for several decades as a customer, and as a leader in the EMS industry. ere was a desire to bring more hands-on EMS industry leader- ship experience into IPC. e intent of my role is to work directly with other leaders across the EMS industry, better understand the needs that are out there, and determine what IPC is or is not fulfilling. I'm looking for the opportunities to cre- ate new programs and capabilities that better serve the needs of the industry over the long term. is will include conversations with dif- ferent tiers of executives, and lots of listening and understanding, so I can bring that back to the extended IPC staff and start talking about things we could do in the future. Johnson: You're a point of engagement? Wolfe: at is certainly the intent. I'm repre- senting both IPC and the EMS industry as an opportunity to connect those points together. EMS Leadership Summit Expands Its Reach

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