STI Electronics, Mel Parrish receives distinguished committee service award from IPC

STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training services, electronic and industrial distribution, analytical and failure analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly, announces that Mel Parrish, FSO and Director of Training Materials, has been recognized with an award for his leadership during his two-year term as IPC TAEC Chair. IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented the award to Parrish for his participation in creating the IPC/WHMA-A-620AS Space Addendum Training and Certification program.

Mel continues to support the IPC as a General Chair for Product Assurance 7-30 and TAEC lifetime member. The product assurance team is responsible for many IPC technical documents including the newly released IPC-AJ-820 “Assembly Joining Handbook,” IPC-A-610, IPC-7711/21, IPC-A-600, IPC-A-620 and others. Mel is succeeded as the TAEC Chair by Doug Pauls of Rockwell Collins.

After retiring from his work as an electronics curriculum designer for the Air Force, Parrish continued to work with standards development and training as president of Manufacturing Technology Training Center (MTTC) and worked with the Navy at China Lake during the generation of WS-6536 through MIL-STD-2000. In addition to his IPC Master Instructor status for IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620 and J-STD-001, Parrish has previous DoD certifications for WS-6536, DoD-STD-2000 and MIL-STD-2000.

Complementing his expertise in electronics manufacturing, Parrish has more than 30 years of experience in workforce development, skills standards, curriculum design and development, and management for electronic technology and production disciplines.

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