Mr. Laminate Tells All
Column from: Doug Sober
Doug Sober has over 30 years experience as a producer of copper-clad laminates and prepregs for the printed circuit board market including with General Electric, Westinghouse, Fortin and Isola. More recently he was NA sales manager for Bakelite and marketing manager with Kaneka Texas Corp., both suppliers of resins used in PCB laminate materials.
Sober has been the IPC Base Materials General Committee Chairman since 1996 as well as the UL Task Group Chairman, the IPC Halogen-Free Subcommittee chairman, the USA delegate to IEC TC91 (Geneva, Switzerland): Printed Circuits, Working Group 4: Printed Boards and Materials (Chairman), and Working Group 10: Test Methods, as well as the ANSI National Technical Advisor to IEC TC91: Printed Circuits. He is also a member of the Underwriters Laboratories Industry Advisory Group (STP) for UL746E and UL796. He was inducted into the IPC Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the Dieter Bergman Fellowship Award in 2015.