Category Archives: President’s Message

Three Workforce Lessons from Manufacturing Plants Around the World

By John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO The U.S. economy has remained surprisingly resilient, and the result has been that the country’s unemployment has continued to inch lower. It’s now at 3.5 percent, the lowest rate since 1969, and that rate could go even lower as the U.S. boasts more than 7 million job openings. […]

Rising Tariffs Put a Painful Squeeze on Electronics Manufacturing

To determine the effects the U.S./China tariff dispute has on U.S. electronics manufacturers, IPC conducted a survey of its U.S. members. The results reflect how difficult it is for a global industry to navigate this uncertainty. IPC President and CEO John Mitchell provides details in his monthly IPC president’s message.

Take Advantage of IPC Educational Opportunities

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, provides information on certification and training courses currently available from IPC.

IPC CFX/Hermes Standards – The Future of Electronics is Here

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, describes how IPC Standards IPC-2591 and IPC-HERMES-9852 are providing the electronics industry the building blocks for machine-to-machine and machine-to-ERP communications.

Help Build Industry’s Future: Be a Part of IPC’s Emerging Engineer Program

IPC’s Emerging Engineer program provides mentoring and training to assist engineers early in their careers. John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, explains the benefits in this new video.

IPC Launches Education Foundation to Strengthen Next Generation of Workers

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell discusses the IPC Education Foundation, an organization that focuses on strengthening and shaping the next generation of workers by preparing the talent pipeline and offering scholarships to deserving students.

Become an IPC Workforce Champion

Calling all IPC members in the United States: Become an IPC Workforce Champion — Make your company’s pledge today!

Top Reasons to Attend IPC APEX EXPO 2019

IPC president and CEO John Mitchell invites you to attend IPC APEX EXPO 2019. From the show floor to the class room and all points in between, IPC APEX EXPO 2019 is THE place to be to learn, network, and conduct business.

The Workforce Conundrum: Generations Unite

In Part 9 of IPC President and CEO John Mitchell’s blog series on workforce issue, John covers generational differences in the workplace.  As you may recall from Part 5: Demographic Differences, we reviewed two primary topics: generational differences and gender differences. In today’s blog, I want to take what we discovered and talk about what […]

IPC’s Job Task Analysis Needs Your Expertise to Address the Skills Gap

IPC president and CEO John Mitchell invites industry to join IPC’s Job Task Analysis Committee to help define key roles in the electronics industry and perform industry driven job task analysis for each of these roles.