Candidates sought for IPC Board of Directors
Jan 07, 2008
IPC has announced that nominations are currently being accepted for open positions to serve two-year terms on IPC's Board of Directors.
According to the organization's bylaws, the IPC Board may include between 7 and 14 elected members, plus five officers. Seven current Board members have indicated they would like to be considered for another term. If all of these Board members are re-elected, up to three more individuals may be elected for the open positions.
The IPC Nominating and Governance Committee, chaired by IPC Former Board Chairman Peter Murphy and comprising five other Board members, will evaluate IPC Board candidates and create a slate for election. The slate of nominees will be announced in February 2008. Consideration will be given to nominees' business and professional experience, perspective and previous contributions to the association and the Board. Additionally, the Committee will confirm that each nominee satisfies the following qualifications:
-- Candidates should possess the knowledge, experience and expertise to assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities, as well as to assist the association in achieving its objectives.
-- As the IPC Board of Directors is dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of IPC's members worldwide, Board candidates must be able to think conceptually and with a long-term perspective, while welcoming diverse opinions.
-- Board members must evaluate ideas and policies for their benefit to all members, not merely on behalf of their respective industry segments.
-- The candidate should be an executive level decision-maker from an IPC member company with a demonstrated commitment to IPC's long-range goals and objectives.
-- The candidate should be of the highest moral and ethical character and must exhibit strong leadership abilities, independence and objectivity.
-- The candidate must be willing to commit sufficient time to prepare for and effectively participate in Board and committee meetings and to represent IPC at professional meetings and conferences. Board members are also expected to make themselves available outside of Board meetings for advice and consultation.
-- The candidate should be able to develop a good working relationship with other Board members and contribute to the Board's working relationship with IPC's senior management.
The final vote by IPC membership will take place Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at the IPC Annual Meeting Luncheon at IPC Printed Circuits Expo®, APEX® and the Designers Summit in Las Vegas, Nev.
Industry members who know a qualified candidate willing to serve on the IPC Board may complete a nomination form at www.ipc.org/BoardNom. Self nominations will also be accepted. Submissions must be received by February 5, 2008.