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IPC. Dammrich to depart IPC for National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)
Dammrich to depart IPC for National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)
IPC chairman of the board, Jim Donaghy has announced that President Thomas Dammrich has resigned his position with IPC, effective 31 October 1999, to become President of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) based in Chicago, IL.
"While we are very sorry to lose Thom", said Donaghy, "we recognize that this is a great opportunity for him and wish him continued success with the NMMA. Thom has provided outstanding leadership for IPC during the past eight-and-a-half years and we are very grateful for the contributions he has made to IPC and to the industry. He will surely be missed".
Dammrich joined IPC in January of 1991 as executive director. At that time IPC had 1,600 members, a staff of 35 and an annual budget of $2.3 million. Today, IPC has over 2,500 members, a staff of 90 and an annual budget of $11.5 million. In 1995, the board of directors named him president and made him a voting member of the board of directors.
Dammrich was instrumental in positioning IPC as a world leader in the electronics industry. He developed relationships with industry organizations throughout the world, expanded the visibility and recognition of IPC, and established IPC's public policy advocacy activity on behalf of the industry.
He assimilated other organizations into IPC, such as Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers Association (SMEMA) and California Circuits Association (CCA), and achieved the successful launch of two tradeshows, IPC Printed Circuits ExpoSM andAPEXSM, Assembly Process Exhibition and Conference.
Dammrich has built a strong staff and management team that will continue to work with the members and the board of directors to meet the needs of the dynamic and growing industries represented by IPC.
NMMA is a trade association whose purpose is to promote boating for recreational and industrial purposes, to encourage and facilitate use of waterways for recreational purposes and to promote the use of boats and marine related products.
"I am very excited about this new opportunity with NMMA", said Dammrich, "but I will miss the many colleagues and friends at IPC that I have had the privilege to work with during my tenure. IPC is a unique organization with a tremendous volunteer spirit and 'can do' approach to addressing industry issues. I have pledged my full support in working with the IPC board of directors during and after the next calendar quarter to assure a smooth transition and continued success of IPC".
Donaghy also announced that IPC chairman-elect Ron Underwood, president of Circuit Center, Inc. in Dayton, OH, will chair a search committee that will conduct a nationwide search for the best candidate to lead IPC into the twenty-first century.
For more information, contact IPC communications director Mike Buetow. Tel: +1 (847) 790-5335, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org