California Greening

With all the environmental laws afoot, Design Chain Associates president (and “green” guru) Mike Kirschner must feel like the proverbial one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest.

Luckily, he’s keeping up with it all, and he just penned a piece that condenses the California rules. He invites readers with comments, questions or in his words “serious opinions” on the legislation to contact him at 415-904-8330 or [email protected].

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About Mike

Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association ( He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow