Teresa Rowe has seen a lot of value in IPC’s programs over the past couple decades. They helped her advance in her career, and she’s helped write documents that provide the foundations for continued electronics industry growth. She learned a lot about technology while serving on 25 IPC committees, but that knowledge isn’t what she thinks about first.
Instead, Rowe focuses on her growth as a manager. After attending IPC meetings for years, she tackled the role of chair. It went well, and she chaired more committees, honing her management skills along the way. These skills paid off in her career, she became director of quality for logistics and technical services at AAI (Textron Systems subsidiary), an aerospace and defense development and manufacturing firm.
Recently, Rowe joined IPC as director of assembly and standards technology. Along with directing the development of standards for electronics assembly materials and processes, she’ll be supporting committee chairmen. That support will include some concepts she acquired in her role as a Certified IPC Trainer for four IPC programs.
In this new role, she’s excited about helping other people in chair positions and helping them grow. Rowe noted that when she took her first job as chairwoman, she led the IPC J-STD-001 C Revision. Now, the F Revision is about to be released. She’s undergone a number of changes, becoming “a totally different person” during those revisions. In her new role as an IPC liaison, she’ll be helping others through their personal and career growth.