Many Committees and Strategic Groups welcome new members

By Claire Marchand

This month, the SMB (Standardization Management Board) approved a wealth of nominations and extensions of terms of office. ACEE (Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency), ACTEL (Advisory Committee on Telecommunication), ACOS (Advisory Committee on Safety), SMB DMT (Directives Maintenance Team), SMB SG (Strategic Group) 6 and TC (Technical Committee) 109 see their teams partly renewed

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Danish Engineer Preben Holm is the new Chairman of TC: 109

New TC 109 Chairman

Danish Engineer Preben Holm has been elected Chairman of TC 109: Insulation co-ordination for low-voltage equipment, for the period 2013-09-01 to 2019-08-31. He succeeds Per Oestergaard Nielsen.

After graduating as Electrical Engineer from the University of Southern Denmark in 1991, Holm has been working with Danfoss Power Electric since 1995 as a Global Research & Development Consultant. He is an expert in Solar and Power Drive Systems, thus involved in many Working Groups and Maintenance Teams of IEC TC/SCs such as SC 22G: Adjustable speed electric drive systems incorporating semiconductor power converters, and TC 82: Solar photovoltaic energy systems, to name just a couple.

This year, Holm is one of the recipients of the IEC 1906 Award.

Advisory Committees get bigger

ACEE extends its membership with Fabio Garganti as TC 59: Performance of household and similar electrical appliances member, Jacques Peronnet as TC 64: Electrical installations and protection against electric shock member, and Wolfgang Winkler as TC 105: Fuel cell technologies member.

Mark W. Earley and Larry Farr see their terms of office at ACOS extended. SMB SG 6: Electrotechnology for Mobility welcomes Ashley Sanders as its Australian member.

ACTEL nominated Shuichi Yanagi as the SC 86B: Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components representative in replacement of Takashi Shibuya, and Etsuji Sugita as the SC 86B alternate representative.

Finally, Martin Danvers and Luis Ivan Hernandez are the latest members to join the SMB DMT.

All nominations are effective from 1 August 2013.

Preben Holm (2) Danish Engineer Preben Holm is the new Chairman of TC: 109
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