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Company President Gerard O’Brien is considered an expert in Surface Fininishing, Solderability issues and Failure Analysis in PWA, PWB and component fields.  Gerard was previously Director of Material Testing, Reliability and Technology at Photocircuits Inc.  He is Chairman of IPC 5-23A (Solderability specification for Printed Circuit Boards)  and the Co-Chair for IPC 414 Plating Committee (Resposible for all PWB surface finishes) as well as a Key member of ANSI J-STD 002 and 311 G Committees. Gerard is author and co-author of numerous published technical papers, some of which can be downloaded here at ST and S Groups website.