In recognition of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Doug Pauls, principal materials and process engineer, Rockwell Collins, was honored with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award. Presented at IPC APEX EXPO the IPC Hall of Fame Award represents the organization’s highest level of volunteer recognition.
Pauls has served as an active volunteer and leader for the organization and the electronics manufacturing industry for nearly 30 years. Presently, he is chair of the Conformal Coating Requirements Task Group, had served for 10 years as the General Chairman of the organization’s Cleaning and Coating Committees, and has led efforts in bare board cleanliness, solder mask, surface insulation resistance (SIR), chemical characterization, conformal coating, cleaning processes, and materials and process compatibility testing.
In addition, he has served as a U.S. Representative to ISO and IEC working groups on SIR and electro-migration reliability standards. He has also participated in numerous national and international consortia on electronics manufacturing materials and processes. He was an instrumental contributor to IPC-CC-830, Qualification and Performance of Electrical Insulating Compound for Printed Wiring Assemblies, as well as, the development and revision of the organization handbook on conformal coating, IPC-HDBK-830, Guidelines for Design, Selection, and Application of Conformal Coatings.
In 1997, Pauls earned an IPC President’s Award for his contributions to the organization’s standards development, and in 2012 was elected to chair IPC’s top standards development oversight committee, the Technical Activities Executive Committee for a two-year term.
„IPC is privileged to have Doug as such an active member of so many committees and deeply experienced with technical issues that impact our industry,“ said John Mitchell, president and CEO. „This Hall of Fame tribute is in recognition of all his years of diligent volunteer work, helping to advance the electronics industry and the company.“