New Chairman for TC 68
Bernard Creton was nominated as Chairman of TC (Technical Committee) 68: Magnetic alloys and steels, which prepares International Standards relating to the magnetic and other physical properties of alloys and steels that are relevant to their electrotechnical usage. He took up his role on 1 October 2014.
With a background in metallurgy, Bernard Creton has spent the last 20 years working in the steel industry and has been greatly involved in the area of standardization. He is currently Managing Director of the French Steel Federation and the French Steel Standardization Office (BN Acier), for the same. He is also chairman of several international and European technical standardization committees, including ECISS (European Committee for Iron and Steel Standardization) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization), as well as convenor for a number of ECISS, IEC and ISO working groups.
TC 51 gets new Chairman
Matthew Wilkowski took up his nomination as Chairman for TC 51: Magnetic components and ferrite materials, on 1 October 2014. The work of this Technical Committee covers the preparation of International Standards for parts and components having magnetic properties. Its broad scope covers telecommunications, computers, automotive, audio video, lighting, solar and wind power systems, welding, inductive heating, power conditioning and RFID (Radio-frequency identification).
Matthew Wilkowski is a seasoned technical leader in components and packaging technologies, specializing in magnetic components, with experience in R&D, product development and customer interaction. He is Architect/Vice President for Power Technology at Enpirion, where he is responsible for the roadmap transition to device packages using a power system on chip.
ACEA acquires new member
Dan Manole was nominated as a member of the ACEA (Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects) for his first term beginning on 1 September 2014. The ACEA considers all aspects of the protection of the natural environment against detrimental impacts from a product, group of products or a system using electrical technology, including electronics and telecommunications. It may have a total of 16 members including the chairman, all appointed by the SMB (Standardization Management Board). Members are knowledgeable in standardization and environmental matters and identify aspects of relevance and interest to multiple technical areas, while liaising closely with the technical committees concerned.
Dan is a mechanical engineering specialist with 20 years of experience and knowledge of design and development, manufacturing, and operation of industrial, commercial, and residential products. His current role as Global Standards & Trade, Programme Manager at Rockwell Automation involves offering end users and machine builders industrial automation control and information solutions, and a comprehensive portfolio of products, software and services. He is also an active member of a number of standard development committees.