Viktor Martinčič began his term as Chair of IEC TC 32: Fuses, on 1 May this year. Martinčič has worked at ETI d.d., a leading provider of products and services in the field of electrical installations, for almost 30 years as a R&D Engineer and R&D Manager. He currently holds the position of Manager and Product Manager for fuse systems at ETI PART d.o.o. He has been a member of IEC SC 32A and IEC SC 32B since 2000.
Martinčič has been voted Chair of IEC TC 32 for the period of 2016-05-01 to 2022-04-30.
Volker Wilkens took up his role as Chair of IEC TC 87: Ultrasonics, on 1 May this year. Wilkens has been head of the Ultrasonics Working Group (WG) at the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB), since 2005 and is responsible for customer services, including hydrophones, ultrasonic power meters and reference transducer calibrations. In 2013 he was appointed Convenor of IEC TC 87/WG 8: Ultrasonic field measurement.
Wilkens has been voted Chair of IEC TC 87 for the period of 2016-05-01 to 2022-04-30.
Marc Vittoz began serving as Chair of IEC TC 17: High-voltage switchgear and controlgear, on 1 May this year. With a background in engineering, Vittoz joined Alstom Grid in 1991, where he has worked in several areas, including conducting product certification campaigns. Since 2010, he has headed up all laboratories for CERDA Alstom Grid and participates in the company’s standardization activities on an international level.
Vittoz has been involved in IEC standardization since 1997. He leads the maintenance team for IEC 62271-101:2012, High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 101: Synthetic testing, developed by IEC TC 17, the work for which earned him the IEC 1906 Award.
Vittoz has been voted Chair of IEC TC 17 for the period of 2016-05-01 to 2022-04-30.
Michael Appel started his term as Chair of IEC TC 62: Electrical equipment in medical practice, on 1 May this year.
Michael Appel is a healthcare quality and safety expert with a background in medicine in particular anaesthesiology. He has held the position of Chief Patient Safety Officer at Northeast Georgia Health System since 2011. In this role, he develops initiatives to improve patient safety and hospital processes for personnel. Appel also provides safety assessment services and coaching for physicians and healthcare executives.
Appel has been voted Chair of IEC TC 62 for the period of 2016-05-01 to 2022-04-30.