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IPC announces the addition of Suhani Chitalia to its environmental health and safety staff within the Washington, D.C.-based global government relations team.
As IPC’s environmental regulatory affairs manager, Chitalia is responsible for monitoring global environmental policy developments and regulatory requirements, liaising with industry members and policymakers, and developing responses to consultations, questionnaires, and calls for evidence from government entities.
Licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland, Chitalia served as an environmental law staff attorney at the University of Maryland School Francis King Carey School of Law and most recently as a government relations associate at lobbying firm, Public Policy Partners. She has extensive experience lobbying for climate change and environmental health legislation, and advocating for environmental justice concerns and public health in Maryland.
“The landscape of emerging and evolving environmental policies, including chemical and product policies relevant to the electronics manufacturing supply chain, is dynamic and full of opportunities to do meaningful work and Suhani has a proven track record of meaningful work,” said Kelly Scanlon, director of EHS policy and research. “She has presented and provided expertise on complex legislation and is an excellent addition to the EHS team. She will help us to continue to provide exceptional membership and industry value through advocacy. We are really excited to welcome Suhani to IPC.”
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Michael Carano is a noted subject matter expert with respect to process control, electroplating and metallization technology, surface finishing, and reliability. So, it was only natural that we sat down to talk about mechanizing an existing facility given today’s fickle environment. Will any of the CHIPS funding trickle down to bare board fabrication? What process can be adjusted on the factory floor? The focus needs to be more than just on manufacturing and getting work out the door, he says, but also process control.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
It’s officially fall now, and in Atlanta the temperature has plummeted to the mid-80s. We’ve all bumped our air conditioners up to 74 degrees. That means it’s trade show season, and I’ve been busy looking for my suitcase. This week, we have an assortment of news about associations, education, and advocacy, as well as another installment of our Printed Electronics Roundtable. And if you’re looking for a job, you are in luck; our jobConnect007 section is chock-full of open positions at all levels in this industry.
Suhani Chitalia and Kelly Scanlon, IPC
Leading companies in the electronics manufacturing industry are highly intentional about their environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities, with climate change and energy use among the most closely scrutinized issues, an IPC analysis shows. As part of IPC’s ESG for Electronics initiative, IPC is interested in developing resources for members on the most common ESG methods and priorities of leading companies across the electronics value chain. In support of this, IPC has preliminarily analyzed the ESG reports of approximately a dozen companies in selected portions of the industry.