On 1 April 2016, Theodor Connor took up his nomination as Chair of IEC TC 99: System engineering and erection of electrical power installations in systems with nominal voltages above 1 kV AC and 1,5 kV DC, particularly concerning safety aspects. With a background in electrical engineering, Connor has worked at Siemens since 1999 in various positions and is currently strategic relationship manager. Since joining the TC, he has been a convenor and member of a number of groups. He brings with him expertise in strategic planning of transmission and distribution networks, grounding and interference as well as Smart Grids.
Connor has been voted Chair of IEC TC 99 for the period 2016-04-01 to 2022-03-31.
Akira Ono took up as Chair of IEC TC 113: Nanotechnology standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems, on 1 March 2016. Holding a PHD in Solid State Physics, Ono is currently Special Advisor for the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). With an illustrious career in standardization spanning over four decades, Ono has been involved in different types of measurement technology, working at the National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) for 30 years. He has been a member of the Japanese national mirror committee to IEC TC 113 since 2007.
Ono has been voted Chair of IEC TC 113 from 2016-03-01 to 2022-02-28.
Fabio Gargantini began his term as Chair of IEC TC 61: Safety of household and similar electrical appliances, on 1 April 2016. With a degree in electrotechnics, Gargantini has over 30 years of experience working for IEC and other standardization organization technical committees. Among these he was Chair of IEC TC 59: Performance of household and similar electrical appliances from 2006 to November last year.
Gargantini has been voted Chair of IEC TC 61 for the period 2016-04-01 to 2022-03-31.
On 1 April 2016, Gianosvaldo Fadin began his term as Chair of IEC TC 9: Electrical equipment and systems for railways. Graduating with a degree in electronics engineering, Fadin is highly experienced in ICT systems and technologies, particularly for transport and energy management, with specific focus on railways. In addition to his participation in working groups in different standardization organizations, he is currently Chair of the IEC National Committee of Italy TC 9 mirror committee, a technical advisor to the Italian Railway Industries Association, and member of technical group TRAM-TRAIN in the Ministry of Transportation.
Fadin has been voted Chair of IEC TC 9 from 2016-04-01 to 2022-03-31.
Arnaud Ulian began his term as Chair of IEC TC 57: Power systems management and associated information exchange, on 1 April 2016. Ulian currently heads up EDF R&D Department MIRE (Smart Grid and Smart Meter). Since 2012, he has been heavily involved in Smart Grid standardization activities at European and international levels. In particular, he has been Convenor of Working Group (WG) 6 of Systems Committee (SyC) Smart Energy, in charge of publishing generic Smart Grid use cases which will serve as references for developing Smart Grid Standards.
Ulian has been voted Chair of IEC TC 57 from 2016-04-01 to 2022-03-31.