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CPMT Technical Committee
on Electrical Contacts, Connectors, and Cable (TC-1)

The scope of this Committee is to be the focal point within the IEEE CPMT Society for electrical contacts, electrical connectors, and interconnecting cable. Its membership consists of individuals having an interest in the research & development, manufacture, and utilization of electrical contacts and devices which contain them. The Committee holds regularly scheduled meetings and functions through the Holm Organization and through task forces having specific objectives. The Committee sponsors or supports conferences, publications, educational, standardization, and other activities.

Current TC1 Activities:



Other Conferences:


4th International Conference on Electric Power Equipment - Switching Technology

22-25th Oct. 2017 Xian China


70th Gaseous Electronics Conference

6 - 10th Nov. 2017 Pittsburgh, PA, United States


XXIInd Symposium on Physics of Switching Arc

04 Sep 2017 - 08 Sep 2017 • Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic


59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

23 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 • Milwaukee, WI, United States


symposium on plasma physics and technology

18 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018 • Prague, Czech Republic


60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Co-Located with the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference

05 Nov 2018 - 09 Nov 2018 • Portland, OR, United States


Other related conferences


Holm Award Presentation Downloads


Mort Antler Award Lectures

·         2017 Antler Lecture by Randy Sumner, Director Global Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Business & Technology Development, Delphi, "Automotive Future: Electrified and Autonomous - The Transition of an Industry"

·         2016 Antler Lecture by P.G. Slade, Consultant, "50 Years of the Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts 1967 - 2016"

·         2015 Antler Lecture by J. Ph. Tock, CERN / TE-MSC, "The Large Hadron Collider splices: A dive into the heart of the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator "

·         2014 Antler Lecture by John Yurtin, Delphi, "So... What's All This Wireless Power Transfer Stuff All About Anyway??"

·         2012 Antler Lecture by Markus J. Buehler, MIT, "Computational Materials Science - From Atoms to Structures"

·         2011 Antler Lecture by Mark Anderson, Stat-Ease. Inc.,“Modern Design of Experiments (DOC) – 75 years of Advancements in Multifactor Test Methods”


Miscellaneous Presentations

  • World Calendar - Info on related conferences on Electric Arc Phenomena and Contacts


 Special Announcement

·         In Memory of Professor Joachim Heberlein–Dear Friend and Colleague (Joachim Heberlein).

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Archive Information

TC1 Meeting Minutes

  • Pictures from 2002 IEEE Holm Conference at Orlando, Florida - pic1pic2.
  • Pictures from 2003 IEEE Holm Conference at Washington DC - pic1pic2.

Past IEEE Holm Conference and Intensive Course Info

(To access past Holm conferences use (e.g. for 2015 conference) or click on link below)

For more information, or to join our TC, send an email note or letter to:

Gerry Witter, TC Chair
Chugai USA
3780 Hawthorn Rd
Waukegan, IL 60087 USA

FAX: +1-847-244-6041


Robert Malucci ,TC Vice-Chair
Molex Inc.
2222 Wellington Ct.
Lisle, IL 60532

Anyone can be a participating member of one or more of the CPMT Society's TCs without belonging to the IEEE; most of our TCs have a mailing list, a newsletter, and a networking listing.

Send updates/additions to the TC-1 Secretary, Inter-society Liaison and Webmaster: John J. Shea

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Last Changed: September 29, 2017