Rockwell Collins’ Dave Hillman Inducted into IPC Hall of Fame

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In recognition and acknowledgement of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Dave Hillman, Rockwell Collins, was presented with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award at IPC APEX EXPO on Tuesday, February 27 at the San Diego Convention Center. IPC’s most prestigious award, the Hall of Fame is given to individuals who have provided exceptional service and advancement to IPC and the electronics industry.

An active IPC volunteer and leader for IPC and the electronics manufacturing industry for nearly 30 years, Hillman is a metallurgical engineer in the Advanced Operations Engineering Department at Rockwell Collins, as well as a Rockwell Collins Fellow, serving as a consultant to manufacturing on material and processing problems.

Author of more than 200 industry papers and presentations, chair of numerous committees at IPC and a sought-after speaker in the industry, Hillman’s knowledge and expertise in the issues of tin whiskers, BGA voiding, solder joints, wire solderability, tin-lead solder, lead-free processes and conformal coating materials is extensive. Active in IPC’s Emerging Engineer program as a mentor, Hillman has also mentored more than 100 young engineers at Rockwell Collins.

In 1999, Dave earned an IPC President’s Award for his contributions to IPC standards development and in 2015 was amongst an illustrious group of inaugural winners of the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award for his commitment to global standardization efforts.

“Dave’s contributions to IPC have been invaluable,” said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “He is not only dedicated to creating better standards for the industry, but he also generously shares his knowledge and expertise with the next generation of engineers. His contributions for the past three decades have been far reaching, his time spent, immeasurable and his achievements, vast. He is an ideal recipient for IPC’s highest honor.”

About IPC

IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,300-member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China. For more information, click here.


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