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.
IDEA, the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association, is a global trade association comprised of organizations dedicated to quality initiatives that provide Responsible Procurement Solutions™ to the supply chain and provides leadership in the implementation of quality standards, certifications, best practices, and counterfeit detection methods.
“We are very excited to be working with EPTAC Corporation and the opportunities they bring to the IDEA to promote and deliver relative counterfeit detection and mitigation programs to the industry,” noted Debra Eggeman, Executive Director at IDEA.
“We see counterfeit detection programs as another complementing offering to provide our customers, so that they may remain current in all aspects of electronics manufacturing,” commented Mark Pilkington, President of EPTAC. “We have enjoyed working with Debra and her group in the development and delivery of these programs as we focus to reduce the impact of this growing industrial issue.”
Located in Buena Park, California, the IDEA is the leading resource for independent distributors in providing the electronics industry with relevant quality information, ethical practices, industry education and standards ensuring the best possible customer satisfaction.
EPTAC, the most internationally recognized leader in solder training and IPC certification, gives professionals the skills to accelerate their careers and businesses the talent to succeed in this ever-competitive industry. For over 25 years, EPTAC has been helping companies increase quality standards, improve productivity and maximize profits. Headquartered in Manchester, NH, EPTAC delivers the industry best training programs throughout established locations in the United States and Canada.