San Diego — February 2020 —— KIC announced that MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, received a Distinguished Committee Service Award during the IPC APEX EXPO. The award was presented to Allen during the IPC committee awards luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

Allen accepted the award in recognition of her outstanding contributions towards the development of IPC-2591, Connected Factory Exchange (CFX), Version 1.1.

IPC-CFX is an electronics manufacturing industry developed standard forming the foundation/backbone of Industry 4.0 Applications. It simplifies and standardizes machine to machine communication while also facilitating machine to business/business to machine solutions.

MB Allen is a manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales in the Americas. Her technical expertise, relationships with valued partners and customers, and many years of sales experience aid KIC in the future development, improvement and sales of the company’s product offerings. MB has worked in electronics industry for 31 years and been associated with KIC for 30 years with both national and international positions.

For more information about the IPC-CFX standard, visit

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