AUGUST 1--IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries (Northbrook, IL) has created a leadership conference targeted exclusively toward suppliers of the printed-circuit-board (PCB) industry. The inaugural IPC PCB Suppliers Leadership Meeting will take place Monday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as part of the 2002 IPC Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA.
"This meeting was developed by the IPC PCB Suppliers Council Steering Committee to specifically address the issues that face senior-level executives at PCB supplier companies," said Jean Hebeisen, IPC director of PCB industry programs. "Attendees will be able to easily gather invaluable information about ways to improve their bottom line, discover what peers are doing to advance their businesses, and explore the future of the PCB industry."
A panel of experts will discuss how to remake a PCB company to evolve with the times. The panel, consisting of Dan Feinberg, president and CEO of Fein-Line Associates; Bert Ohlig, president of Olec Corporation; Michael Carano, vice president of marketing and strategic development at Electrochemicals, Inc.; and Steve Mettler, vice president of sales and marketing at Circuit-Wise Inc., will candidly discuss what they have learned during their careers about changing a company's business practices.
Attendees of the IPC PCB Suppliers Leadership Meeting will have the opportunity to interact with their peers during the "How's Business?" roundtable session. These discussions give participants the opportunity to discuss critical issues ranging from customer relationships to financing capital expansion. Participants will dig into these and other important business issues that face PCB suppliers.
Dan Leever, chairman and CEO of MacDermid Inc., and Ray Boissoneau, president of Electropac Company, will conclude the meeting with "Overcoming Financial Challenges in the Current Economic Climate," in which they will discuss what the PCB supplier community can to do to meet the demands of today's economic situation.
The IPC PCB Suppliers Leadership Meeting is open only to IPC members and nonmembers who are senior-level executivves of PCB supplier companies. For more information, visit www.ipc.org/html/2002annualmeeting.htm or contact Jean Hebeisen at JeanHebeisen@ipc.org.