I read your August 1 column on the changes at IPC. Your concern for the industry and for how IPC can better serve the industry are obviously quite heartfelt. I do have a mandate from the Board to make whatever changes are necessary so that (as you eloquently say) “IPC becomes the kind of organization that will carry the industry forward for decades to come and provide the services and support its members need.”
Since becoming president and CEO in late April, I have spoken with members, potential members, and volunteers around the world. I completely agree with you that IPC needs to be more nimble, more proactive, and more present throughout the industry globally. The industry has real concerns in terms of global competition, environmental and other regulations, quality improvement, and technology development. The new organizational structure I have put in place will help support these issues. In addition, we are working on a long range plan that encompasses many of the priorities you and many other stakeholders passionately support. In a dynamic industry like ours, there is no time to waste.
For more information on the reorganization, please visit my recent blog post at http://wp.me/psj9z-D5. I welcome feedback, constructive criticism, and a continuing dialog with you and your readers. I am committed to leading the staff and working with the Board to build on IPC’s numerous past achievements. Thank you for your commitment to our mutual concerns.
IPC President and CEO