FTG Announces Gary Ferrari Awarded IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award


FTG Announces Gary Ferrari Awarded IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award

Toronto, February 25, 2015 – Firan Technology Group Corporation (TSX:FTG) announced today that Gary Ferrari, Director, Technical Support, has been awarded the highest level of recognition that IPC can give to an individual, the Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award. The award is given to an individual in recognition of the highest level of achievement, extraordinary contributions and distinguished service to IPC and the advancement of the electronics industry.

Gary Ferrari has more than 35 years of experience in the printed circuit board industry. During this time he was Executive Director and co-founder of the IPC Designer’s Council, and Chairman of the IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee. He spearheaded the printed circuit board designer certification program. Since 2006, Gary has worked at FTG as Director, Technical Support. In this role, he led FTG’s effort to support customers in design-for-manufacture activities, providing technical advice, and training their designers.

“We are thrilled for Gary in winning such a prestigious industry award. He is definitely deserving of the honor for his career dedicated to the technical advancement of the electronics industry,” stated Brad Bourne, President and CEO, FTG Corporation. “Having first met Gary at an IPC event, it has been amazing to have him as part of FTG’s team over the past 10 years. He has been an invaluable member of our technical team and a great mentor to the rest of us in the company.”


Founded in 1957 as the Institute of Printed Circuits, IPC is a global industry association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of its members, who are participants in the electronics industry. In pursuit of these objectives, IPC will devote resources to management improvement and technology enhancement programs, the creation of relevant standards, protection of the environment, and pertinent government relations.


FTG is an aerospace and defense electronics product and subsystem supplier to customers around the globe. FTG has two operating units:
FTG Circuits is a manufacturer of high technology, high reliability printed circuit boards. Our customers are leaders in the aviation, defense, and high technology industries. FTG Circuits has operations in Toronto, Ontario, Chatsworth, California and a joint venture in Tianjin, China.

FTG Aerospace manufactures illuminated cockpit panels, keyboards and sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers of aerospace and defense equipment. FTG Aerospace has operations in Toronto, Ontario, Chatsworth, California and Tianjin, China.

The Corporation’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FTG.


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For further information please contact:

Bradley C. Bourne,
President and CEO
Tel: (416) 299-4000 x 314
Firan Technology Group Corporation bradbourne@ftgcorp.com

Joseph R. Ricci,
Vice President and CFO
Tel:(416) 299-4000 x309
Firan Technology Group Corporation joericci@ftgcorp.com

Additional information can be found at the Corporation’s website www.ftgcorp.com