Eng of PPG receives Committee Leadership Award from IPC

Recognized for leadership in helping revise printed circuit board specification


Douglas Eng (left), business development manager of PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) fiber glass business, receives an IPC Committee Leadership Award from John Mitchell, IPC president. The award recognized Eng’s leadership of the IPC 3-12d Woven Glass Reinforcement Task Group that developed IPC-4412B, Specification for Finished Fabric Woven from “E” Glass for Printed Boards.
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1, 2013 – IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, recently awarded Douglas Eng, business development manager of PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) fiber glass business, its Committee Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) International Conference and Exhibition (SMTA International) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Both Eng and Mike Bryant of BGF Industries received the award, recognizing their leadership of the 3-12d Woven Glass Reinforcement Task Group that developed IPC-4412B, Specification for Finished Fabric Woven from “E” Glass for Printed Boards.

“One of the key technical changes that we made in the specification was a revision in the dielectric constant (Dk),” Eng said. “Circuit designers want higher speed and less transmission loss, both of which are directly related to Dk. The lower Dk value reflects the latest industry measurements and is an important reference point when it comes to the base materials used to construct printed wiring boards.”

Eng has more than 25 years of experience in the electronics industry, and he has been an active member of IPC throughout his career. He has participated in the 3-12d task group since 1999, shortly after joining PPG’s fiber glass business, and he became vice chair of the group in 2012.

“Doug has a genuine commitment to the electronics industry,” said Terry Fry, PPG general manager, electronics, and Asia Pacific leader for fiber glass. “He uses his background and expertise to foster the health of the industry and to support the excellence and success of the electronics market. PPG has been a proud member and supporter of IPC – the premier, member-driven association for the electronics industry – since 1992.”

PPG Fiber Glass is a global manufacturer of reinforcement materials for thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications with manufacturing and research facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. It serves the transportation, energy, infrastructure and consumer markets, as well as electronic circuit board and specialty yarn markets. For more information, visit www.ppgfiberglass.com. EXPERTISE YOU TRUST. SOLUTIONS YOU DEMAND.(TM)

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