Congratulations to Mike Carano! Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award Recipient


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Patty Goldman spoke with Mike Carano about being awarded the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award, what that means to him as someone who was inspired by Dieter, and after 40 years in the industry, what keeps him excited going forward. Talking with Mike, one can feel his enthusiasm for IPC and the industry, which is contagious.

Patty Goldman: Mike, you received the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award. Congratulations.

Mike Carano: Thanks, Patty. I really appreciate it.

Goldman: Let’s start with some background on yourself and your involvement with IPC.

Carano: I’ve been involved in the surface finishing/PCB/semiconductor industry since I left graduate school in 1979 after completing a master’s degree while working for a small company in Youngstown, Ohio—Electrochemicals. I came there as a chemist and tech service person. I learned about metal finishing, and we were just beginning to get into the PCB industry. Over the years, the company evolved more and more into the circuit board technology side of the business, and I became more involved with that. At RBP Chemical Technology, we are active members of IPC—the global standard-setting certification organization with over 5,500 member companies worldwide.

I first became involved with IPC on some of the standards committees, which I’m still involved with today. Eventually, I joined other areas, including the Suppliers Council and IPC board of directors, while also serving on many committees and subcommittees, etc. I’ve been very active in IPC, with at least two committees per year, plus board memberships and the Suppliers Council since around 1986. I’ve had almost 34 years of active participation in the association as a volunteer. Also, I have developed a number of technical professional development courses for IPC that I’ve taught over the years and continue to teach.

To read the rest of this interview, which appeared in the Show & Tell Magazine, click here.

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