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IPC COMMUNITY 32 SPRING 2023 A new engineer walks into a reception at IPC APEX EXPO… in other words, there are many ways to connect with one another in the electronics manufacturing community. Here's the true story of how a mentor and a mentee met, discussed IPC standards, chaired a committee together, and won top IPC awards. Christina Trussell of Blue Origin was new to her career and eager to learn. Garry McGuire of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center was an estab- lished contributor to dozens of IPC standards. By Linda Stepanich Christina Trussell and Garry McGuire After they met at an IPC APEX EXPO New- comers' Reception, the two built a strong mentor/ mentee relationship. Christina is an Emerging Engineer (EE), and they both have leadership roles on the 7-31FS IPC/WHMA-A-620 Space and Military Electronic Assemblies Addendum Task Group. Coincidentally, they also celebrated two big wins at the IPC annual awards ceremony this year, with Garry taking home IPC's highest honor, the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award, and Christina emerging as a Rising Star. [men•tor] A Wise and Trusted Guide STANDARDS

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