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Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) Chairman, CID+
Steph is a senior printed circuit engineer with three decades’ experience. He spent the past 12 years as a Principal Engineer and global subject matter expert of PCB design for Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies). He is an IPC Certified Master Instructor Trainer (MIT) for PCB design, an IPC Certified Advanced PCB Designer (CID+), and a Certified Printed Circuit Designer (CPCD). He is chairman of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) where his focus is on the continuous improvement, professional development, and the evolution of the printed circuit engineer throughout the industry. An active IPC member since 2003, he is currently involved in several subcommittees including specifications IPC-6012, IPC-2221/2222. Chavez is recognized as an industry subject matter expert in PCB design by PCEA, IPC, and several leading industry publications.