Since 2012, Dr. John W. Mitchell has served as president and CEO of IPC, a not-for-profit trade association driving competitive advantage for more than 3,000 companies across the globe. Leading the global operations and staff, John manages the creation and execution of the Board’s goals.
Under his leadership, IPC has essentially doubled the total company
membership globally as well increased the acceptance of standards by over 50 percent. John led the charge for IPC’s Online Certification Portal and the company’s overhaul of it Member Success department. His efforts served to improve relations with members and helped move the needle on positive regulatory change.
Prior to IPC, John was an engineer with General Electric Aerospace and was a founding member of Alpine Electronic’s research company—which pioneered modern navigation systems in the U.S. OEM market. John himself holds a patent in GPS navigation systems. John then served as general manager/director of the largest product development initiative in Bose Corporation’s history. He went on to become CEO of Golden Key International Society, the noted collegiate honor society serving over two-million members.
John earned his doctorate in higher education management from University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education, a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering from Brigham Young University. In addition to his work with IPC, John is an in-demand speaker and the author of two books so far.
Current Executive and/or Board Positions: IPC, IPC Education Foundation, USPAE: U.S. Partnership for Assured Electronics, NAM: Council of Manufacturing Associations, BYU Management Society.
Previous Executive and Board Positions: WHMA: Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association, Pepperdine|Graziadio Business School, Scholarship Keys, Golden Key Foundation, Golden Key International Honour Society, Bose Corporation.