STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training, electronic and industrial distribution, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly, announces that Mel Parrish, FSO/Director of Training Materials, has been awarded an IPC Distinguished Committee Service Award.
award was presented to Mel during a Monday, April 11, 2011 ceremony by IPC ― Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, on behalf of the PCB and EMS industries, their suppliers and customers during the 2011 IPC APEX exhibition and conference. This is the second consecutive year that Mel has been selected for this award.
Mel received the award in recognition of his contributions to the 5-22AS and 7-31FS task groups in the development of J-STD-001ES, Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC J-STD-001E, and IPC/WHMA-A-620AS, Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC/WHMA-A-620A.
No stranger to IPC volunteer work, Parrish has been active in IPC technical committees for more than 23 years. He chairs the IPC Product Assurance General Committee, responsible for oversight of documents such as IPC-A-600, IPC-A-620 and IPC-A-610. Parrish has been a member of the TAEC and Committee Chairman Council (CCC) for more than 10 years, and is a past recipient of the IPC President’s Award in recognition of his leadership and technical contributions.
After retiring from his work as an electronics curriculum designer for the Air Force, Parrish continued working with standards development and training as President of Manufacturing Technology Training Center (MTTC) and worked with the Navy at China Lake during the generation of WS-6536 through MIL-STD-2000. In addition to his IPC Master Instructor status for IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620, J-STD-001, Parrish has previous DoD certifications for WS-6536, DOD-STD-2000 and MIL-STD-2000.
Complementing his expertise in electronics manufacturing, Parrish has more than 30 years of experience in workforce development, skills standards, curriculum design and development, and management for electronic technology and production disciplines.