March 2015 nominations

The latest Chairmen nominations approved by the Standardization Management Board (SMB)

By Zoë Smart

The nominations of three Technical Committee (TC) Chairmen – for TC 36, TC 91 and TC 95 – were approved by the Standardization Management Board (SMB).

Crop picture of Yalla Murty
Murty Yalla, new Chairman of IEC TC 95

About Jens Seifert

Seifert is an electrical engineer with a Doctorate in “Composite materials for High Voltage Insulating Applications”. Currently Managing Director at LAPP Insulators Knowledge and Engineering (LIKE), he has been involved in standardization since 1999 when he became Chairman of VDE DKE K451 “High Voltage Insulators" and has been Convenor and Member of a number of IEC Working Groups.

Seifert has been voted Chairman of IEC TC 36: Insulators for the period 2015-02-01 to 2021-01-31.

About Christopher Hunt

Taking over as Chairman of IEC TC 91: Electronics assembly technology, as of 1 March for a period of six years, Christopher Hunt has a PhD in Materials Science. Hunt leads the Electronics Interconnection team at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). He is Chair of the UK standards committee on electronics assembly standards and has received the IEC 1906 Award for services to the development of standards. He has been an active Member of TC 91 since 1998 and its Vice-Chair since October 2013.

About Murty Yalla

Yalla has a PhD from the University of New Brunswick, Canada and is President of Beckwith Electric Co. He’s been Convenor of IEC TC 95 Maintenance Team 4 since 2006 and received the IEC 1906 Award in 2010. Yalla is author of five US patents in the areas of digital controls and protective relays. He will be taking over as Chairman of IEC TC 95: Measuring relays and protection equipment on 1 March for a period of six years.

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powerlines IEC TC 36 welcomed its new Chairman in February
Chris Hunt. Chair, IEC TC 91 Chris Hunt, new Chairman of IEC TC 91
Yalla Murty. Chair, IEC TC 95 Murty Yalla, new Chairman of IEC TC 95