Julie Ellis is a Field Applications Engineering Manager and Master IPC-A-600 Trainer for TTM Technologies, the world’s 5th largest printed circuit board fabricator. As a thirty-some year veteran in electronics and manufacturing, she’s seen a multitude of success stories and failures. Working on quality problems and failures cost significantly more time and resources for both manufacturers and customers than designing accurately in the first place. So Julie is committed to synthesizing her experience and expert resources into training and continuous improvement to anyone who will listen! The ultimate goal is assuring designs that reach factory floors have implemented as much forethought and optimization as possible in order to increase yields, reduce cost, and prevent failures.