Obituary - Alastair Ramsay

IEC SyC AAL member passed away on 28 January 2017

By Claire Marchand

It is with great sadness and regret that the IEC learnt of the passing of Alastair Ramsay, a member of the IEC Systems Committee Active Assisted Living (SyC AAL), on 28 January 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

Ramsay was Sustainable Development Manager at Legrand UK and Ireland. He joined the Legrand team in 2001 as part of the Wiring Devices business, and soon became the company’s representative on many national and international standards committees. His expertise, energy and enthusiasm led him to be a member of many industry committees, including Chair of the Construction Products Association and the Building Regulations Technical Committees, as well as Vice-Chair of the Lighting Controls Group and Environmental Technical Committee through the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association (BEAMA). 

Ramsay used his experience to provide significant input to SyC AAL particularly developing use case descriptions from real scenarios. He had personal experience of the need for people to have access to appropriate adaptations to enable them to continue to live independently, and he was a passionate supporter of the work in SyC AAL. 

Of Ramsay, his peers in SyC AAL say: “With an unbounding vivacity for life and a continuing thirst for knowledge, Alastair was a joy to meet and an honour to know. He will be remembered for his kind and generous nature and for his unrivalled knowledge of our industry. We are very grateful that we had the chance to work alongside Alastair. His knowledge and enthusiasm will be sorely missed.”

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Alastair Ramsay, IEC SyC AAL member, passed away on 28 January 2017 Alastair Ramsay, IEC SyC AAL member, passed away on 28 January 2017