Tag Archives: IPC Hall of Fame

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 […]

Dieter Bergman – Our Industry Loses an Icon

By Ray Pritchard IPC Executive Director Emeritus Dieter Bergman was the most accomplished, productive, creative and cheerful human being I ever met.  Besides, “he was always fun to be with.” That’s saying a lot because for more than 40 years I was involved in organizing and managing a number of trade associations, including 35 years […]

Spreading the Praise

It’s very uplifting to hear people who win awards deflect attention from themselves. Both inductees to IPC’s Hall of Fame spent more time thanking others than they did considering the efforts that won them this high honor. Ray Prasad was the first of the two Hall of Fame inductees to speak. He made a point […]

Message from IPC President John Mitchell — A Night of Fame

One of the highlights for me at IPC Midwest this year was the attendance by a great number of IPC Hall of Fame inductees. Members are selected for the Hall of Fame for their high level of achievement, extraordinary contributions and distinguished service to IPC and industry over a long-term basis. These are individuals who […]