IPC-2581 Consortium Associate Members

IPC-2581 Consortium is open to individuals:

  • Who support an open, neutral, global design data exchange using IPC-2581
  • Who want to stay current on the standard
  • Who want to network with other individuals in the industry

The statements below only represent personal opinions, not on behalf of companies. It's free to join IPC-2581 Consortium as associate members, learn more about how to join. >> Learn More


Associate Member Listing

 Name: David Saxby                 Work at: Weldon, A Division of Akron Brass          Date: September 25, 2013

 Statement: I believe that an open standard (IPC-2581) will promote a higher quality product for our customers. 


  Name: Joseph Woodraska                Work at: Daktronics          Date: September 25, 2013

  Statement: I, Joseph Woodraska, work as a PCB designer at Daktronics. I believe that IPC-2581 will update outdated processes and make my job easier overall. This is my personal opinion, not on behalf of my company.


 Name: Eric Perkins                 Work at: Daktronics          Date: September 25, 2013

 Statement: I, Eric Perkins, work as a PCB designer at Daktronics. I feel the IPC-2581 file format is a great way to  improve data quality, with the  open format, it will allow for quicker turns on boards while simplify my day to day work. This is my personal opinion, not on the behalf of my company. 


  Name: Mike Creeben                 Work at: San Diego PCB, Inc         Date: September 25, 2013

  Statement: Our industry needs this!


 Name: Howard Tormou                 Work at: Cisco Systems      Date: September 25, 2013

 Statement: I work as cross-functional engineering role. I support the simplification of PCB data transport from improving the PCB and to end process. 


 Name: How Chin                 Work at: Forcefull Technology          Date: September 25, 2013

 Statement: A common data transfer format standard improves overall productivity in this industry, which would be good for everyone. 


 Name: Tony Huffman            Work at: Medtronic          Date: September 30, 2013

 Statement: Here at Medtronic the goal is to get our data to our vendor as quickly and as accurately as possible.  Currently this is through multiple files. We stand behink the IPC-2581 Consortium in an effort to provide one file with the goal to build a board quicker and more accurate than previous methods. This could eliminate the opportunity for error (OFE).


  Name: Malcolm Lean                 Work at: St Joseph's College         Date: October 9th , 2013

 Statement: I, Malcolm Lean, support the IPC-2581 standard. I personally believe it will provide a common basis for  design checking, manufacture, assembly and testing of all types of PCBs and thus bring greater reliability to the final products. I would encourage others in the industry to add their support. 


 Name:Garret Fick                Work at: National Instruments       Date: October 11, 2013

 Statement: I, Garret Fick, have been working on exchanging data between schematic/PCB design software. I support the open IPC-2581 format for exchanging data between software. This is my personal opinion, not on the behalf of my company.


 Name:Steven Harbauer                 Work at: Celestica       Date: October 11, 2013

 Statement:  I am looking for a vendor-neutral, standards-driven data exchange format to support box-build testing of any system, and specifically electronics circuit board assemblies.

 Name:Hector Garcia               Work at: Flextronics International       Date: October 11, 2013

 Statement:  I, Hector Garcia, work as a DFM Engineer at Flextronics International. I encourage the use of IPC 2581 as a new data standard for the PCB industry. This is my personal opinion, not on the behalf of my company.


 Name:Thomas Hollinden              Work at: Kimball Electronics Group       Date: October 31, 2013

 Statement:  As the "Sr. CAD/CAM Engineer" at Kimball Electronics Jasper, it is a necessity for me to stay on top of all CAD data formats.


 Louis Guérin        Work at: CAORS       Date: October 31, 2013

 Statement:  I work as a PCB designer at CAORS. I believe that IPC-2581 standard will benefit the whole PCB design and supply chain industry, thus, I support IPC-2581 standard and encourage others to do the same. This is my personal opinion and my company.


 Name:Bill Hargin                 Work at: Nan Ya CCL       Date: October 11, 2013

 Statement:  I direct Nan Ya CCL's North American sales and marketing efforts. I believe that having a non-proprietary PCB data transfer standard will benefit the whole PCB design and fabrication industry.


 Name:Tony Cosentino
                 Work at: Better Boards Inc.       Date: November 07, 2013

 Statement:  I, Tony Cosentino, work as the Director of Technology and Quality at Better Boards Inc in Cary North Carolina. Better Boards is a full service PCB Design and Engineering Services and we believe IPC-2581 (a vendor-neutral, "intelligent" format) can potentially replace many of the various formats in use today. ODB++ offered by Valor was released into the public domain for a time but later removed after the acquisition by Mentor - this raises GREAT concern. No one single source should control the format that could limit the availability of the product to be manufactured. The need to move from Gerber format to an intelligent format is needed as we move forward but this should be an industry standard interface open to all not owned by one company.


 Name: Thomas Hertel                Work at: Aerojet Rocketdyne      Date: November 07, 2013

 Statement: I am the discipline lead for electronics at Aerojet Rocketdyne and as such I believe the IPC-2581 Standard will provide a stable environment for handling data transfers. I support my company and other in developing and maintaining a standard so a standard design process can be maintained.


 Name: Wim Creyghton               Work at: PLTc bv       Date: November 08, 2013

 Statement: I believe in an open standard (IPC-2581) for exchanging data between software


 Name: ArulSelvam A                Work at: Honeywell       Date: November 12, 2013

Statement: I am A. ArulSelvam working as PCB Design Engineer. I want to know latest IPC and to Support for the benefit of Whole PCB Design and fabrication. I want to network with experts. This is my personal opinion, not on the behalf of my company.

 Name:Sebastian Duszyk              Work at: MorphiCAD        Date: November, 2013

 Statement: My name is Sebastian Duszyk. I am the owner and senior PCB designer at MorphiCAD - Professional PCB Design. IPC organization is the only source for design standards and knowledge. I believe that IPC-2581 standard will benefit PCB designers and fabricators community.


 Name: Pindiprolu Bhaskar               Work at: MSDPL       Date: November 20, 2013

 Statement: I am a PCB Layout designer. And I have been working for the last 15 years as a Layout designer. I would like to follow the IPC standards.


 Name:Jim Johnston                Work at: Schneider Electric       Date: November 21, 2013

 Statement: As a PCB design manager I think it is in the industry's best interest to have a globally open, neutrally maintained public standard that is adopted by all segments of the PCB design, fabrication, assembly, test and supply-chain. I endorse the adoption of the IPC-2581 standard as a format to meet the needs of all aspects of the PCB processes.


 Name: Michael Collier                 Work at: Teledyne Printed Circuits       Date: December 05, 2013

 Statement: As applications and design engineer for Teledyne, standardization of data transfer has always been an  issue. This should help.

 Name:Jan Thomsen              Work at: Multiprint A/S      Date: February 06, 2014

 Statement: Multiprint is a PCB trading company based in Denmark. We see huge advantages in using an open,  neutral standard for PCB data exchange between our customers and our PCB manufacturers. Therefore, we support the adoption of IPC-2581 and we encourage all of our PCB manufacturers to update their front-end system to be able to handle IPC-2581 from us.


 Name: Mattew Kerman              Work at: Harris Corporation RFCD        Date: February 10, 2014

 Statement: I have been outputting in ODB++ for years and quite satisfied with the interface it offers between us and our PCB suppliers. As designs progress with new types of features, the inability to easily add attributes to features is very limiting. There are, I'm sure, other IPC-2581 capabilities that will also be beneficial. Time to move forward.

 Name:Steve Harker            Work at: AMET Inc        Date: February 17, 2014

 Statement: I, Steve, work as a PCB designer at AMET Inc. I hope that the IPC-2581 standard will benefit the whole  PCB design and supply chain industry. I support the IPC-2581 standard and encourage others to do the same. This is my personal opinion, not on the behalf of my company.