JANUARY 4--IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries (Northbrook, IL) has chosen Stan Plzak, executive vice president of SMTC Corporation, as its new chairman of the board. Plzak replaces outgoing chair Ron Underwood, president and CEO of Circuit Center Inc. IPC is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its more than 2700 member companies that represent all facets of the electronics interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly.
Throughout his two-year tenure, Plzak plans to oversee IPC in its efforts for the future, outlined in the IPC Long-Range Plan, which he was instrumental in developing. Plzak believes that as IPC improves its ability to listen to and learn from its members and nonmembers and alters its products, programs and services to better meet industry needs, his main objective can then be reached. "I would like to leverage IPC's past success and present position to improve the effectiveness of the electronic interconnect and manufacturing industry."
In other IPC board changes, Peter Murphy, president and CEO of Parlex Corporation, became chairman-elect and Leo Reynolds, president and CEO of Electronic Systems Inc., was re-elected IPC secretary/treasurer.