Author Archives: John Hasselmann

Skills, Digitalization and Investment at the Heart of the New EU Industrial Strategy

The European Commission today presented its renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy, which is focused on technological skills, digitalization, and investment in innovation. As announced last week by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union address, the strategy would be used to make European industry “stronger and more competitive … particularly for […]

UK Government Calls for Frictionless Movement of Goods Post-Brexit

By John Hasselmann, vice president, government relations As the negotiations for the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union (EU) resume this week, the British Government laid out what it expects to achieve for the future relationship between the UK and the EU in a series of positions papers on a range of topics: […]

EU Corporate Tax Base Proposals — A Great Opportunity to Boost R&D in the Electronics Sector

As 68 nations signed last week an OECD convention to prevent aggressive tax planning, IPC would like to remind the importance of tax incentives to promote R&D in technology intensive industries like the electronics industry. Among its global advocacy priorities, IPC advocates for lower corporate tax rates and incentives that stimulate business investment and innovation […]

IMPACT 2017: Electronics Industry Leaders Meet with Members of Congress and Trump Administration on Capitol Hill

IPC places a high priority on making our presence known in the halls of government to educate our government officials on the policies that will strengthen the advanced manufacturing industry. Senior executives from leading electronics manufacturing companies – all members of  IPC – gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2017 to advocate […]

IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2016: Industry Leaders Advocate for a Pro-Manufacturing Policy Agenda

By John Hasselmann, Vice President of Government Relations IPC places a high priority on educating government officials about key policy issues of importance to the electronics industry. That’s why top executives from leading electronics companies gathered in Washington, D.C. recently for “IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2016.” During this two-and-a-half day event, executives met with members of […]

Help IPC Persuade U.S. Congress to Extend the R&D Tax Credit

IPC has long urged the U.S. Congress to enact a permanent research and development tax credit – or at least a multi-year extension, not just the usual temporary, one-year deal – and to provide that certainty sooner, not at the last minute. Only a permanent credit will spur the kind of long-term R&D that is […]

Get Involved in Manufacturing Day 2015

Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG DAY) is a celebration of modern North American manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Officially, MFG DAY occurs annually on the first Friday of October – this year is October 2, 2015 – but any day can be a Manufacturing Day! Supported by a group of industry sponsors and […]

Electronics Industry Leaders Present a Unified Voice on Capitol Hill

By John Hasselmann, IPC vice president of government relations IPC understands that presenting a unified voice for the electronics industry is essential for advancing policies that affect the industry’s long-term future and strengthens the U.S. and global economy. That is why 22 IPC member-company executives descended on the nation’s capital for IMPACT 2015: IPC on […]

IPC Releases Global Public Policy Framework for 2015; Announces Dates for “IMPACT 2015: IPC ON CAPITOL HILL”

As an advocate for the electronics industry and a voice of its 3,500 member companies, who are spread across the entire electronics supply chain, IPC released its Global Policy Framework for 2015. This framework lays the foundation for IPC’s global advocacy efforts, outlining the top public policy priorities to promote a strong manufacturing economy. The […]

Electronics Industry Leaders Meet with U.S. Policy Makers on Capitol Hill

A healthy electronics industry is critical to the economy and national security of all nations. That’s why 17 IPC member-company executives gathered in Washington, D.C. last week (June 10-11) to meet with senior policy makers as part of IMPACT 2014: IPC on Capitol Hill. Through a series of meetings, the executives educated lawmakers about the […]