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68 The PCB Magazine • July 2014 LLC); Everett Frank (vice president of Optimum Design); Dr. Brent Grazman (vice president of quality at Viasystems); Richard Lies (CEO of Chemcut Corporation); Jason Marsh (vice presi- dent for product management at Insulectro); Bhawnesh Mathur (president and CEO of Cre- ation Technologies); Joe O'Neil (president of Hunter Technology Corp.); Marc Peo (president of Heller Industries); Carsten Salewski (CEO of Viscom Vision Technology); Ray Sharpe (presi- dent and CEO of Isola); Matt Turpin (president and CEO of Zentech Manufacturing); John Vaughan (president of Circuit Solutions LLC); Mikel Williams (president and CEO of JPS In- dustries); Mark Wolfe (director of supply chain management at John Deere Electronic Solu- tions); and Jim Woodbridge (vice president for government affairs, DoD Programs for SAIC). The group meetings were followed by one- on-one meetings with representatives and their key staffers. This gave individual IPC member company executives the opportunity to meet with the offices of the representatives for their respective geographical locations and to provide more detail and granularity on our collective is- sues. The door is now open for many of us and the relationships that were formed can prove valuable, for both the member companies and the IPC, if properly nurtured over time. "Every time I attend this event, I walk away with a renewed appreciation of the value of our government relations efforts," said John Mitch- ell, president and CEO of IPC. "Our meetings with senior leaders at the White House and on Capitol Hill give us a chance to educate them about our industry and the policies needed to maintain a strong electronics sector. We are grateful to the executives who attended and to the policy makers who met with us, and we will continue to work at growing these relationships and advocating for our industry." From the two days filled with highlights, two stand out in my mind. The first was our IPC Executive Luncheon with Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH). Congressman Johnson made it easy to believe in America— Figure 4: iPc executives meet with Senator rob Portman (r-oh) in the capitol to press industry legislative priorities. IMPACT 2014: IPC ON CAPITOL HILL continues

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