MUNICH — To better support IPC’s European members’ interests, the association formed IPC Electronics Europe.
The subsidiary was officially registered with the German government on May 4 and is headquartered in Munich.
“While we have been actively engaged and successful in Europe for more than 30 years, having a legal entity here now enhances our ability to serve the regional electronics industry and our membership in newer and bolder ways with renewed vigor,” said John W. Mitchell, IPC president and CEO.
“We are very excited about the prospects of actively participating in significant consortiums and working groups in the EU to help drive newer standards, education, and advocacy solutions that will be vital in transforming the continent’s factories of the future,” said Sanjay Huprikar, president of IPC in Europe and South Asia.
IPC plans to expand staff in Europe, in addition to Francisco Fourcade, who joined IPC in April as electronics standards manager to liaise with the growing number of new standards development committees forming in Europe. The organization will add talent to the certification, marketing, and industry intelligence teams over the next 18 months.