In Memoriam – Bernie Kessler

It is with deep sadness that IPC announces the passing of electronics industry pioneer and IPC Hall of Famer, Bernard (Bernie) Kessler. Bernie passed away on December 2, 2019 at age 96.

Active in IPC for more than 50 years, Bernie served as IPC’s first chair of the Technical Activities Executive Council (TAEC). He earned an IPC President’s Award in 1966, was inducted into the IPC Hall of Fame in 1991 and was amongst the inaugural group to be awarded the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award in 2015.

Per longtime friend and colleague Gene Weiner, Weiner International Associates, “Bernie was an international industry legend and was friend and mentor to many. He combined his intellect with his amazing wit to educate and challenge his industry peers. We shall miss his presence.”

His energy, enthusiasm and valuable contributions to the industry will be missed by many. On behalf of the electronics industry, IPC offers its condolences to his family.

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