IEC TC 1
The SMB (Standardization Management Board) approved the nomination of Luca Mari as chairman of IEC TC 1: Terminology, for the period 2012-10-01 to 2018-09-30. Mari researches, and has a strong interest in, measurement science and system theory and is author and co-author of a number of scientific papers published in international journals.
IEC TC 25
Jan Obdrzalek has been named Chairman of TC 25: Quantities and units, for the period 2012-10-01 to 2018-09-30. Obdrzalek is Associate Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Charles University, Prague. He has been active in the IEC as expert, project leader and WG (Working Group) convenor since 1999.
IEC TC 20
TC 20: Electric cables, saw Jan Schutten take over as Chairman at the beginning of the year for the period 2013-01-01 to 2018-12-31. Schutten is an engineer with a Ph.D. in polymer materials technology from the Technical University of Eindhoven and has wide experience of standardization and regulatory work in which he has been active since 1995.
IEC TC 34
Richard Kotschenreuther has been named Chairman of TC 34: Lamps and related equipment, for the period 2013-01-01 to 2019-12-31. Kotschenreuther has 28 years of experience in the field of lighting products and is co-author of a winning entry of the DIN Prize for Innovation 2012.
The SMB has approved the nomination of Joseph L. Koepfinger asACTAD (Advisory Committee on Electricity Transmission and Distribution) expert member and of Bernd Schulz as ACTAD member representing TC 13: Electrical energy measurement, tariff- and load control.
SMB SG 3
Danny Ackerman has been approved as Israel alternate member to SMB SG 3: Smart Grid. Ackerman is Program Manager at the Standards Institute of Israel and has been Secretary of the Israeli NC (National Committee) of the IEC since 2007.
SMB SG 4
SMB SG 4: LVDC (low voltage direct current) distribution systems up to 1500V DC welcomes two new members. Patrick Lusse has been voted Dutch member to SG 4 while Enrico Blondel is the new Swiss member.
SMB has also approved the extensions of terms of office of the following IEC TC Chairmen:
IEC TC 59
Fabio Gargantini, first extension of term of office as Chairman of TC 59: Performance of household and similar electrical appliances, for the period 2012-12-01 to 2015-11-30.
IEC TC 35
Michael Babiak, third extension of the term of office as Chairman of TC 35: Primary cells and batteries, for the period 2012-12-01 to 2015-11-30.