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Leo Lambert Inducted into IPC Hall of Fame

Manchester, NH – January 30, 2019 – Leo Lambert, Vice President and Technical Director at EPTAC Corporation has been given the highest IPC Honor, The Raymond E. Prichard Hall of Fame Award for his extraordinary contributions to the electronics industry and the IPC. Leo received this award and induction during the IPC APEX EXPO in

EPTAC Corporation Collaborates with PowerAmerica to Deliver IPC Designer Certification

Manchester, NH – June 1, 2016 – EPTAC Corporation has joined PowerAmerica to offer IPC Designer Certification to students and faculty of North Carolina State University. This effort supports professional development for careers in electronics by providing instruction framed by industry best practices.

Kelly Dack, PCB Designer, Instructor and Industry Interviewer Joins EPTAC Corporation

Manchester, NH – April 8, 2015 – Kelly Dack, one of the electronic industries most consummate printed circuit board designers, industry supporters and interviewer of the trend setters in the market has joined EPTAC Corporation to support the growth efforts of EPTAC’s IPC Designer Group, lead by Gary Ferrari.

EPTAC Corporation Releases Update to Popular IPC Certification Mobile App

Manchester, NH – March 13, 2015 – EPTAC Corporation announced that it has released an update to its popular IPC Certification mobile app on both Apple iOS devices and Google Android phones.

San Diego PCB’s Michael Creeden Joins EPTAC Corporation on IPC Designer Certification Collaboration

Manchester, NH – January 20, 2015 – Michael Creeden, founder of San Diego PCB, Inc. has joined EPTAC Corporation and Gary Ferrari’s training staff to support continued growth in education and training for the printed circuit board design community.

EPTAC Corporation Continues Expansion with Chicago Acquisition and Additional IPC Licenses

Manchester, NH – October 21, 2014 – EPTAC Corporation announced today that along with the acquisition of the Accelper IPC Training Center in Schaumburg, IL, it has also acquired multiple IPC Certification Center licenses for a number of locations across the United States and Canada.

EPTAC Corporation Expands IPC Licensed Training Centers Across United States and Canada

Manchester, NH – February 26, 2014 – EPTAC Corporation announced today that it has acquired multiple IPC Certification Center licenses for a number of locations across the United States and Canada. This marks a first for an IPC Training Center to expand its delivery and support of electronics training programs to several locations including California, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri and Connecticut, along with Canada and the Toronto, Ontario market.

Five Instructors Join EPTAC Corporation on IPC Designer Certification Collaboration

Manchester, NH – January 29, 2014 – In order to meet IPC’s new training direction for their Designer Certification Programs, EPTAC Corporation has joined forces with five new IPC Design Certification Instructors, to provide IPC Designer Certifications throughout the North American market. This arrangement brings to EPTAC a highly skilled group of instructors for both CID and CID+ level programs.

EPTAC Corporation Becomes Exclusive Training Center for IDEA Counterfeit Training Programs

Manchester, NH – July 19, 2013 – EPTAC Corporation has partnered with the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association, IDEA to deliver several counterfeit component mitigation and inspection programs providing clients with educational options and pathways to IDEA certification if they choose to do so.

EPTAC Corporation Expands Partnership with Microtek Laboratories

Manchester, NH – January 17, 2013 – In 2011, EPTAC Corporation, the leader in hand-solder training and IPC certification, teamed up with Microtek Laboratories of Anaheim, CA to create a West Coast IPC Master Training Center offering a full range of solder training and IPC Certification classes to the electronics manufacturing industry in Southern California. Today the partners have announced that they are expanding the scope of training services to include Counterfeit Component Training and Testing.

Brenda Clunie Named Vice President, Operations Director for EPTAC Corporation

Manchester, NH – November 1, 2012 – EPTAC Corporation, an international leader in electronics training and IPC certification, announced today the appointment of Brenda Clunie to Vice President and Operations Director for the company.

EPTAC’s Leo Lambert to Present Challenges of Conversion: Leaded to Lead-Free Operation Workshop at the IPC Medical Industries Technical Conference

Manchester, NH – September 7, 2012 – EPTAC Corporation’s, Vice President & Technical Director, Leo Lambert, along with Umut Tosun, CTO, ZESTRON America, will present “Challenges of Conversion: Leaded to Lead-Free Operation” workshop at the IPC Medical Industries Technical Conference to be held at the Customer Visit Center at the Philips Healthcare, Andover, MA on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 as part of a three day technical conference sponsored by the IPC.

EPTAC Corporation Develops A Trio of Hands-On IPC-A-620 Programs for Solder, Crimp and Cable Harness Assembly

Manchester, NH – August 6, 2012 – EPTAC Corporation, an international leader in electronics training and IPC certification, has created three training programs to address the ever increasing needs to develop the skills required to assemble soldered terminals, crimped lugs, various connectors and ultimately entire cable assemblies within a defined harness.

EPTAC Corporation Sponsors a Webcast on the Fight Against Counterfeit Components

Manchester, NH – June 1, 2012 – EPTAC Corporation, an international leader in electronics training and IPC certification, is co-sponsoring a vital, one hour webinar presentation by ECN, the ECIA, and a panel of industry experts on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 2:00pm EST.

EPTAC Corporation Teams Up with IDEA to Deliver Counterfeit Component Certification Workshop

Manchester, NH – April 18, 2012 – EPTAC Corporation, an international leader in IPC training and certification has teamed up with The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA), a Buena Park, CA based non-profit trade association representing quality and ethically oriented independent distributors of electronic components to deliver a one day program addressing the issues of counterfeit components in the electronics industry.

EPTAC Corporation Hires Brian Downes as Director of Business Development

Manchester, NH — February 18, 2011 – EPTAC Corporation announced today that it has hired Brian Downes as their Director of Business Development to head up the management of EPTAC’s various business partnerships and work with current and future development projects.

EPTAC Corporation Adds Three Additional Master Instructors to Its Group to Support IPC Certification and Solder Training Demands

Manchester, NH — January 26, 2011 – EPTAC Corporation adds three additional Master Instructors to its group to support the increased demand for IPC Certification and Solder Training. This expansion brings its staff from twelve Master IPC Instructors to fifteen. EPTAC Corporation, over the past year, has increased its Master IPC Instructor staffing to support

EPTAC Corporation Gains Approval by CONNSTEP, Connecticut’s Manufacturing Resource, as a Service Provider for IPC Training and Certification

Manchester, NH — August 4, 2010 –EPTAC Corporation announced today that it has been qualified by CONNSTEP, Connecticut’s Manufacturing Resource, as an Approved Service Provider for IPC Training and Certification for companies in Connecticut seeking this specialized training. EPTAC Corporation provides electronics training and IPC certification to electronic and cable manufacturers throughout the United States

Precision Assembly Technologies, Inc. Partners with EPTAC Corporation, a world leader in IPC Training, to Open Long Island Training Center

Manchester, NH — July 6, 2010 –EPTAC Corporation announces its partnership with Precision Assembly Technologies, Inc. (PAT) to provide the Mid Atlantic electronics industry IPC Certification and solder training at the for both operator and instructor levels. PAT and EPTAC have partnered to provide cost effective solutions to demands for electronics training and certification in

EPTAC Corporation’s Leo Lambert Honored for Industry Contributions by the IPC

Manchester, NH — April 21, 2010 –Leo Lambert, Vice President and Technical Director of EPTAC Corporation was honored for several contributions and achievements at the 2010 IPC APEX Conference. The IPC develops industry standards through the support and cooperation of companies and volunteers such as Leo Lambert. He was recognized for his contribution in the

EPTAC Corporation Introduces New Interactive “Hands-On” PCB Inspection Program

Manchester, NH — July 10, 2009 — EPTAC Corporation announces the availability of a new program “Interactive PCB Inspection Lab”.  This class was developed to target the rising demand for developing skills to quickly and effectively evaluate the quality of printed circuit assemblies. This one-day program complements current offerings addressing the knowledge portion of IPC-A-610

EPTAC Corporation Conducts J-STD-001 Compliance Audit of Columbia Tech

Manchester, NH — May 13, 2008 — EPTAC Corporation recently conducted a J-STD-001 Electronics Manufacturing Compliance Audit of CT Circuits, the PCB operation within Columbia Tech, a Coghlin Company in Worcester, MA and awarded the firm a Certificate of Compliance for meeting the requirements of this standard. EPTAC’s J-STD-001 Electronics Manufacturing Compliance Audit is a

EPTAC Corporation Conducts RoHS Lead Free Audits In China

Manchester, NH — April 16, 2008 — Leo Lambert of EPTAC Corporation recently visited Flextronics Industrial (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd. / Flextronics Technology (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd. in Xixiang, Shen Zhen, China and Nokia Telecommunications Ltd., Dongguan Branch Co., Nancheng High-tech Industrial Park, Guangdong Province, Dongguan City, China to conduct IPC Certification for EU RoHS

Robert Heckman Honored by the IPC for Fiber Optics Standard

Manchester, NH — March 22, 2006 — Robert Heckman of EPTAC Corporation was presented with the Distinguished Committee Service Award from the IPC for acting as Chairman for the development and release of the IPC standard IPC-8497-1 “Cleaning Methods and Contamination Assessment for Optical Assembly”. The standard describes the methods of inspecting and cleaning all