This month’s column highlights the Greater Phoenix Chapter in Arizona.
The Greater Phoenix chapter was revived in late 2018 after being largely dormant over the past few years. It has also undergone some leadership changes. As the former president, I have taken on a more active global role at the executive level of the IPC Executive DC Board as the communications officer at large. I will stay on the leadership committee for the Greater Phoenix Chapter as the VP at the request of the newly elected president, Randy Kumagai. Randy and I have already started to brainstorm with ways to kickstart the chapter’s activity in 2019.
Former VP Paul Fleming will step down and assist the leadership team as needed, becoming a regular member. Tom Reilly will remain the communications officer. Also, we have a recent addition to the leadership team of Dave Baldwin, our longtime past chapter president. Dave will be a great addition to the chapter’s future as well.
Meet Randy Kumagai
Here are a few words from the newly elected chapter president:
“I am pleased to have been elected as the new president of the Greater Phoenix IPC Designers Council. I have been involved with rigid and flex PCBs for over 25 years. As the president and owner of Silver Mountain Design, a manufacturer’s rep company, we have represented companies in the past such as Minco, Advanced Quick Circuits, Tyco Printed Circuits, and TTM. Currently, we represent Summit Interconnect and Flexible Circuit Technologies. We have offices in Phoenix and Tucson. The mission of the DC is to facilitate the orderly exchange of design concepts concerning printed boards and related technologies. I will support this on a local level providing design-related events, programs, and communications with the help of our other officers, Stephen and Tom, and the resurgence of Dave back into the mix. I am very excited to work with them to get this chapter active again and work with other active global DC chapters.”
To read this entire column, which appeared in the February 2019 issue of Design007 Magazine, click here.