Ray Cirimele, MIT

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Ray Cirimele joined STI’s Training Services Staff in January 2011 as a Master Instructor teaching IPC Certification Courses (IPC-A-610, IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-7711/7721) as well as other electronics manufacturing related courses (BGA Rework, Lead-Free Awareness, ESD etc.). Cirimele served in the U.S. Navy from 1978 to 1988. During this period of time Ray completed his degree in Technical Education (with honors) and became an instructor for one of the Navy’s most advanced sonar systems. Ray also completed the Navy’s Miniature/Microminiature (2M) repair training. After the Navy, Cirimele began work at the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake. While working in the Soldering Technology branch, he was involved in the review and evaluation of requests for waivers and deviations on sophisticated weapons systems (Harpoon, Tomahawk, HARM, etc.). Ray was also an instructor in the DOD soldering school and taught WS-6536 certification and other classes. Ray continued to work in the defense industry as a skills instructor and process auditor with Northrop in southern California. While there, Ray was involved in the B-2 Stealth Bomber program. He continued his relationship with the DOD when he went to work for the Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility (EMPF) in Indianapolis. Since then, Ray has held various positions as Training Director and Operations Manager. Ray is accredited by the IPC as a Master Instructor for IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, IPC/WHMA-A-620, IPC-7711/7721, and J-STD-001.

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