BANNOCKBURN, IL--IPC and the Wire Harness Manufacturer's Association (WHMA) have have formed a strategic partnership. As part of the affiliation agreement, IPC and WHMA will work to grow the involvement of the cable assembly and wire harness industry globally.

All current WHMA members become part of IPC’s membership and receive all IPC member benefits including educational, standards development, leadership, advocacy and solutions to industry challenges opportunities.

“As a global electronics industry association, IPC is honored to be able to bring the strength of its global brand and member services to WHMA,” says John Mitchell, president and CEO of IPC. “WHMA’s mission is very similar to IPC’s. The two associations exist to help their membership innovate, compete and succeed within the marketplace.

“We are knowledge providers and we connect our industries with a multitude of networking opportunities,” notes Mitchell. “We’re already hard at work to expand the involvement of the wire and cable industry globally in all IPC activities.”

“WHMA is thrilled to have signed the affiliation agreement with IPC,” adds Rick Bromm, president of Altex and chairman of the WHMA board. “Our organizations have been working together for years. With [this] agreement in place, WHMA will be able to access the resources of IPC to help WHMA meet our goals to lead, educate and connect with companies in the cable and wire harness industry.”