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October 2016

October 2016 nominations

The latest TC Chair nominations approved by the SMB

Over the past few months, the Standardization Management Board (SMB) has nominated a number of new Chairs.

August 2016

IEC-AFRC fully operational

IEC reinforces global presence with regional centre in Africa

Africa is the world’s second-fastest-growing region, topped only by emerging Asia. Over the coming years the African economy is expected to grow by 7,7% annually – almost double the...

August 2016

Welcome to Kuwait

The country is the newest IEC member

In August 2016, Kuwait became the 84th IEC Member, joining a growing community of countries involved in electrotechnical standardization and conformity assessment.

August 2016

The IEC next generation steps up to the mark

IEC Young Professionals – 2016 workshop

IEC National Committees have selected the IEC 2016 Young Professionals who will represent them at this year’s workshop, to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, from 10-12 October 2016, in...

August 2016

Growing and thriving

Years of support, training and reaching out bear fruits

The Affiliate Secretariat team has been very busy since the IEC General Meeting (GM) in Minsk, Belarus. As always, workshops, seminars and conferences, mentoring and training,...

August 2016

Oil for the machine

IT activities facilitate the work of the community

For many years the IEC IT Department has provided services for the IEC community, i.e. the thousands of people in the National Committees (NCs) and Technical Committees and...

August 2016

2016 IEC Awards

Recognizing excellence and commitment to the IEC

Every year the IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products...

June 2016

Growing the next generation in India

India launches national Young Professionals Programme

In a first for India, the IEC National Committee of India, hosted by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), launched its national IEC Young Professionals Programme with a workshop held...

May 2016

May 2016 nominations

The latest TC Chair nominations approved by the SMB

During the month of May, several new Chairs began their terms, as nominated by the Standardization Management Board (SMB).

May 2016

A call for tomorrow’s IEC leaders

IEC Young Professionals – 2016 workshop registration open

For the IEC Young Professionals Programme 2016 workshop, IEC National Committees have until the end of June to register participants, selected at national level. The 2016 workshop will...

April 2016

CAV driving into the future

Update on connected, self-driving vehicles

One of the most innovative transportation developments today is Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology. According to U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway...

April 2016

April 2016 nominations

The latest Chair nominations to IEC TCs approved by the SMB

Several IEC Technical Committees (TCs) have new Chairs, approved by the Standardization Management Board (SMB), who took up their nominations in March and April this year.

March 2016

Together we're stronger

Mentoring programme plays cohesive role in IEC community

“L’union fait la force” or “unity makes strength” in English is the national motto of Belgium and Bulgaria and appears on the coat of arms of several countries and regions...

March 2016

Obituary - Mike Schmidt

Colleagues and friends mourn sudden death of leading expert

The IEC is mourning the unexpected death of a longtime leader in the world of international electromedical standardization. Michael Schmidt, 65, died suddenly on 17 February while on...

March 2016

Obituary - Dr Karl-Heinz Weck

IEC power systems expert passed away on 7 February 2016

Dr Edelhard Kynast, Chair IEC TC 28, and Dr Volker Hinrichsen, Chair TC 37, pay tribute to their colleague and friend.

January 2016

The pursuit of excellence

Top honours bestowed on IEC experts

The IEC extends its warmest congratulations to two IEC experts, Derek Johns of New Zealand and Vimal Mahendru of India. They recently received top honours from their respective...

January 2016

January 2016 nominations

The latest TC Chair nominations approved by the SMB

At the end of 2015, the Standardization Management Board (SMB) nominated four new Technical Committee (TC) Chairs who took up their nominations in January 2016.

2015
December 2015

Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals

IEC now officially at home in Africa

Energy is the life-blood of developed and developing economies. IEC work helps enable broad access to sustainable energy and directly supports UN Sustainable Development Goals. It does...

November 2015

Outstanding contributions

IEC Young Professionals Programme alumni receive 1906 Award

The IEC has recognized the efforts of three Young Professionals Programme alumni with 1906 Awards in 2015. Congratulations on this achievement.

November 2015

Tomorrow's leaders

Introducing the IEC 2015 Young Professional Leaders

The IEC Young Professionals Programme is a forum for upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers from throughout the world, who aspire to become more involved in the IEC and...

November 2015

November 2015 nominations

The latest TC Chair nominations approved by the SMB

October saw a new Chair nomination and as well as the extension of term of an existing Chair by the Standardization Management Board (SMB).

November 2015

Obituary - Ron Collis

IECEE Chairman passed away on 10 November 2015

It is with immense sadness and regret that we have to inform the IEC community of the tragic death of IECEE Chairman Ron Collis on 10 November 2015. Ron Collis had been the victim of an...

October 2015

Go ahead, get ahead

IEC Young Professionals – 2015 workshop

IEC National Committees have selected their 2015 IEC Young Professionals who will represent their countries at the sixth such workshop, to be held in Minsk, Belarus, on 12-14 October...

October 2015

Connecting people

Innovation and outreach to the IEC community

For many years the IEC IT Department has provided services for the IEC community, i.e. the thousands of people in the National Committees (NCs) and Technical Committees and...

October 2015

Outreach and training

IEC Affiliate Country Programme broadens support to developing countries

The past 12 months were a busy period for the Affiliate Secretariat team. Workshops and conferences, mentoring and training were on the agenda. The Programme also welcomed its new...

September 2015

IEC 2015 Awards

Recognizing commitment to the IEC

Every year the IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products...

September 2015

Smart Grid in the power sector

An advanced and complex system

Electricity delivery from power stations to consumers’ premises had been achieved since the 19th century. Electricity networks are known as the most complex man-made system. Hence,...

September 2015

Nominations and extensions - September 2015

Technical Committee Chairs beginning their terms in August and September

The Standardization Management Board (SMB) has approved the following IEC Technical Committee (TC) Chair nominations and extensions.

June 2015

Technical Committee nominations

New TC Chairs begin their terms in June and July

Six IEC Technical Committees (TCs) welcomed new Chairs in June and July. Their nominations, approved by the IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB), include TC 86, TC 88 and TC 106...

June 2015

Obituary - Sunil Soni

Sunil Soni passed away on 12 June 2015

It is with great sadness that the IEC learned of the sudden passing of Sunil Soni, respected member of the IEC community and President of the IEC National Committee of India from July...

June 2015

Growing experts worldwide

An update on national equivalent IEC Young Professional Programmes

A frequent comment heard during the IEC Young Professionals (YP) workshops concerns the importance of National Committees’ support, especially to grow participation and engagement in...

June 2015

Adding complex systems to the equation

IEC Training Workshop on standardization strategy, processes and tools for Swiss stakeholders

The era of stand-alone products came to an end together with the 20th century. Granted, interoperability and interconnectivity have been staples of industrial and commercial operations...

May 2015

Calling Young Professionals to Minsk

IEC Young Professionals – 2015 workshop registration closes 30 June

National Committees (NCs) have until the end of June to register participants, selected at national level, for the IEC Young Professionals – 2015 workshop. The workshop will be held...

May 2015

The emergence of Big Data in the power sector

A look at the issues

With many utilities around the world embarking on Smart Grids, installations of real time sensors around the grids have generated an unprecedented amount of data for utilities. Terms...

May 2015

Important event on risk management

Managing risks in hazardous environments in Africa

Africa is rich in natural resources such as oil and gas, minerals and ores but their extraction is sometimes carried out under conditions that do not meet the strictest safety...

May 2015

Solar thermal electric plants: New Chair

The Standardization Management Board (SMB) has approved the nomination of Werner Platzer as Chair of Technical Committee (TC) 117: Solar thermal electric plants.

Platzer takes over on 1 May 2015 for a period of six years.

May 2015

Obituary - Walter von Pattay

Dr Walter von Pattay passed away 28 April 2015, aged 75 years

The IEC Family was deeply saddened by the recent passing of Dr Walter von Pattay, Secretary of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 25: Interconnection of information technology equipment, a long-time...

March 2015

March 2015 nominations

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

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

February 2015

Obituary - Ernst Grunewald

Ernst "Ernie" Grunewald passed away on 25 July 2014 at the age of 77.

The IEC just learnt with sadness that Ernest Grunewald passed away last July. Grunewald served for 16 years as Convenor of SC (Subcommittee) 59A/WG 2*: Electric dishwashers/Dishwasher...

January 2015

Obituary - Michel Coupy

Michel Coupy passed away on 22 January 2015

The IEC learnt with great sadness of the passing of former Technical Officer Michel Coupy, 69, on 22 January 2015.

January 2015

Fruitful workshop in Mongolia

Acting on recommendations brought immediate results

IEC Affiliate Country Programme Executive Secretary Françoise Rauser usually combines the IEC GM (General Meeting) with a visit to a neighbouring country participating in the...

January 2015

Leading from the front

Introducing 2014 IEC Young Professional Leaders

During the IEC Young Professionals workshop in Tokyo in November 2014, three 2014 Young Professional Leaders were elected. Here are their stories…

January 2015

February 2015 nominations and extensions

The SMB has approved a number of Chairman nominations and extensions for January and February.

Two IEC TCs (Technical Committees), TC 66: Safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment and TC 40: Capacitors and resistors for electronic equipment welcome new Chairmen in...

2014
December 2014

50 years of expertise…and counting

Lev Travin, a leading expert in HVDC power transmission

Back in September and soon after Lev V. Travin accepted the idea of an interview in Tokyo, Japan, during the IEC GM (General Meeting), he spent time trying to reminisce and gather his...

December 2014

Aiming higher…and higher

Success stories from the IEC Young Professionals programme

Following on from their participation in the IEC Young Professionals programme, many up-and-coming IEC experts are being recognized in their National Committees. Here are a few of their...

December 2014

December 2014 nominations

New TC Chairmen

The end of 2014 sees new Chairmen taking over at IEC TC (Technical Committee) 3: Information structures and elements, identification and marking principles, documentation and graphical...

December 2014

A quiet force

Tribute to Hiromichi Fujisawa, IEC Vice-President and CAB Chairman

Hiromichi Fujisawa, IEC Vice President and Chairman of CAB (Conformity Assessment Board) will step down at the end of 2014. Under his competent and thoughtful leadership IEC CA...

November 2014

Five years on…

Achievements of the IEC Young Professionals programme

The Tokyo IEC Young Professionals workshop marks the fifth year that this programme has introduced up-and-coming experts to the world of the IEC. In this article, e-tech looks back on...

November 2014

Strong and infallible support

IEC Affiliate Country Programme helps bring tailor-made solutions to developing countries

The past 12 months were a busy period for the Affiliate Secretariat team. From Bhutan in November 2013 to the Democratic Republic of Congo in September 2014, the IEC Affiliate...

October 2014

October 2014 nominations

Committees welcome new members

Nominations for Technical Committees and an Advisory Committee were approved by the SMB (Standardization Management Board).

August 2014

2014 IEC Awards

Recognizing commitment to the IEC

Every year the IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products...

August 2014

August 2014 nominations

Latest TC Chairmen nominations and extensions, approved by the SMB

New Chairman for IEC TC 31: Equipment for explosive atmospheres and IEC TC 115: High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission for DC voltages above 100 kV

August 2014

Movin’ on up

Success stories from the IEC Young Professional programme

On the eve of the fifth IEC Young Professionals programme workshop, due to take place this November in Tokyo, e-tech catches up with some previous participants. They’ve gone from...

August 2014

Obituary - Dieter Bergman

Dieter Bergman passed away on July 23, 2014

It is with great sadness that the IEC learned of the passing of Dieter Bergman, valuable member of the IEC community and Chairman since 2001 of IEC TC 91: Electronics assembly...

June 2014

Persistence pays off

Profiling Jonathan Colby, marine energy expert and IEC Young Professional Leader

Participation in the IEC Young Professionals programme has been a catalyst for Jonathan Colby to become much more deeply involved in both the international standardization and...

June 2014

Calling Young Professionals

Young Professionals programme

An introduction to the South African chapter of the IEC Young Professionals programme.

June 2014

Happy birthday PKN!

PKN (Polish Committee for Standardization) celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

To honour the occasion, a conference entitled “Standardization – how to rise to challenges of the future?” was organized in May.

June 2014

Obituary - Jeffrey Allan DesJarlais

Jeffrey Allan DesJarlais passed away unexpectedly on 10 July 2014 at the age of 52

The IEC family was greatly saddened by the passing of DesJarlais whose expert knowledge contributed to IEC work through his active involvement with the organization for the past 9...

June 2014

Obituary - Craig Harmon

Craig K. Harmon, President and CEO of Q.E.D. Systems Inc and standards professional

Craig K. Harmon passed away at the age of 67 on 3 July 2014. Harmon founded Q.E.D. Systems, a consulting firm focused on standards development and education related to bar codes, RFID,...

June 2014

Chairmen and Member nominations

A roundup of the latest nominations approved by the SMB (Standardization Management Board).

TC 121 has welcomed its new Chairman and SG 6 has a new Japanese NC member.

May 2014

Calling tomorrow’s IEC leaders

IEC Young Professionals 2014 workshop registration open

For the IEC Young Professionals programme 2014 workshop, IEC National Committees have until the end of July to register participants, selected at national level. The 2014 workshop will...

May 2014

May 2014 nominations

New Chairmen at the head of 5 IEC TCs (Technical Committees).

The month of May sees newly-appointed Chairmen taking over the helm of TC 13: Electrical energy measurement and control, TC 33: Power capacitors and their applications, TC 35: Primary...

April 2014

Tomorrow’s experts step up

Introducing the UK Young Professionals national programme

In this issue of e-tech we showcase the UK national Young Professionals programme, which was established in 2011. e-tech spoke to Martin Danvers, Secretary to the British...

April 2014

Workshop as catalyst for change

Belarus NC in full preparation of the 2015 IEC General Meeting

As part of its strategy to increase awareness of, and enhance participation in standards development work, the IEC made the decision to have regular training sessions for its members,...

April 2014

Happiness as key performance indicator

Bhutan geared towards economic development

After the IEC General Meeting in New Delhi, India at the end of October 2013, IEC Affiliate Executive Secretary Françoise Rauser, accompanied by IEC-APRC (Asia-Pacific Regional Centre)...

April 2014

April 2014 nominations and extensions

Latest Chairman nominations approved by SMB

IEC TC 46: Cables, wires, waveguides, R.F. connectors, R.F. and microwave passive components and accessories, welcomes Thomas Hähner as its new Chairman for the period 1 April 2014 to...

March 2014

March 2014 nominations and extensions

TC 11 welcomes its new Chairman

SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved the nomination of Giovanni Pirovano as Chairman of IEC TC 11: Overhead lines for the period 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2019.

January 2014

Introducing the IEC 2013 Young Professional Leaders

Growing the next generation of electrotechnology standardization experts

Upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers from throughout the world, who aspire to become more involved in the IEC and help shape the future of international standardization...

January 2014

Closer ties to build trade and share expertise

Statement of Cooperation signed between the IEC, RusAccreditation and Rosstandart

In a move that will bring benefits to both Russian companies operating in international markets and international companies working in the Russian market, the IEC and Russian Federal...

January 2014

A focus on industry and evolution

Michel Brénon looks back at his time in Conformity Assessment

With a lifelong passion for standardization and conformity assessment work, Michel Brénon has focused on industry needs and has helped each of the IEC CA (Conformity Assessment)...

January 2014

ACEA nominations - February 2014

Two new members join the IEC Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects

ACEA (Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects) is made up of a total of 16 members, nominated by NCs (National Committees) and appointed by the SMB (Standardization Management...

January 2014

Obituary - Professor Takashi Tomita

Professor Takashi Tomita

The IEC was saddened by the death of Professor Takashi Tomita, who passed away on 20 January 2014, at the age of 63.In recent years, Takashi Tomita was Chief Executive officer of Smart...

2013
November 2013

The move to Systems Engineering

Transitioning from component to system thinking in the standards and conformity community

IEC 2012 Young Professional Leader

November 2013

Standardizing Supply and Demand Management

A multidisciplinary challenge in a complex context with many options

Coordination of distributed generators, loads and storage – also called supply and demand management – can play a key role for the challenges that the power system is facing. As...

November 2013

Profile: Dr Bronwyn Evans

CEO at Standards Australia

In a world that is technologically fast paced, Dr Bronwyn Evans, the new CEO at Standards Australia, is focusing on standards that can help innovation thr

October 2013

Honouring IEC Award winners

Winners

Each year the IEC pays tribute to the commitment and work of some of members of the IEC family who, through their outstanding leadership and expertise, have contributed to making...

October 2013

New hands on the IEC tiller

Changes in IEC top management

Since the 2012 IEC General Meeting, the Commission has seen a change of leadership, in the form of a new General Secretary & CEO and a new 3rd Vice-President.

October 2013

Mentoring and training

IEC programmes to help broaden participation

In a world in constant evolution, where new technologies are developed every day and new markets are emerging, the role played by IEC standardization and CA (Conformity Assessment)...

October 2013

Go Ahead, Get Ahead

IEC Young Professionals – 2013 Workshop

IEC NCs (National Committees) have selected their 2013 IEC YPs (Young Professionals) who will represent their country at the third YP workshop to be held during the 77th IEC General...

October 2013

Committed to IEC Standards for all

IEC Affiliate Country Programme promotes the IEC throughout the world

Launched in 2001, the IEC Affiliate Country Programme offers a form of participation in the IEC without the financial burden of actual membership and enhances the participation of...

August 2013

Obituary - Ralph Showers

EMC pioneer Ralph M. Showers

IEC expert and Lord Kelvin Award laureate Ralph M. Showers passed away on 8 September 2013. He was 95 years old.

August 2013

Obituary - Bernard Falk

IEC Past President Bernard H. (Bernie) Falk

IEC Past President Bernard H. (Bernie) Falk passed away on 16 September 2013 at the age of 87.

August 2013

IEC I&C Standards in the nuclear sector

Interview with Marie-Caroline Ehrhard, IEC Young Professional Leader 2012

Marie-Caroline Ehrhard works as an I&C (Instrumentation and Control) engineer at EDF Generation and Engineering, in France. In this interview with e-tech Ehrhard gives insights to...

August 2013

The world at our doorstep

IEC welcomes delegates from the WTO

In early June 2013 the IEC welcomed a delegation from the WTO (World Trade Organization). Twenty-six delegates took part in the Advanced Thematic Course on Technical Barriers to Trade,...

August 2013

August 2013 nominations

Many Committees and Strategic Groups welcome new members

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...

July 2013

Welcome IEC Young Professionals

2013 Workshop

Almost 30 NCs (National Committees) have registered participants for the IEC Young Professionals - 2013 workshop which will be held in New Delhi in October during the 77th IEC General...

July 2013

Mentoring, a central force

Transmitting best practice

The IEC has launched a mentoring programme for its Members as well as Affiliate countries. The purpose of this programme is to broaden participation at all levels by encouraging well...

July 2013

A status to help ensure safety

IEC launches Affiliate Conformity Assessment Status

Conformity assessment is an expectation in many countries throughout the world. In most of the countries participating in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme, however, the concept has...

July 2013

July 2013 nominations

Advisory Committees and Strategic Groups

The SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved the nomination of the new ACEC Chairman as well as that of new country members of two Strategic Groups and one Advisory...

July 2013

Obituary - Stephan Bürgin

Stephan Bürgin, President of the Swiss NC

Stephan Bürgin, President of the IEC NC (National Committee) of Switzerland, was fatally injured in a glider accident in the South of France. Forest wardens discovered the crash site...

June 2013

Meeting expectations

Training sessions in Southeast Asia focus on individuals

As part of its strategy to increase awareness of, and enhance participation in standards development work, the IEC made the decision to have regular training sessions for its members,...

June 2013

June 2013 nominations and extensions

Latest nominations

The SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved one ACOS nomination as well as the extension of the terms of office of existing TC (Technical Committee) Chairmen and one ACEC...

May 2013

Profiling Dr Shu Yinbiao

3rd Vice-President of IEC

This e-tech article profiles Dr Shu Yinbiao, Convenor of the MSB (Market Strategy Board), and third Vice-President of the IEC. He has the responsibility of fostering the IEC’s...

May 2013

Look ahead…New Delhi calling

IEC Young Professionals 2013 workshop registration closes 30 June

National Committees have until the end of June to register participants, selected at national level, for the IEC Young Professionals Programme 2013 workshop. The workshop will be held...

May 2013

Latin America on IEC map

Events target Argentina, Brazil and Chile

As part of its strategy to increase awareness of, and enhance participation in standards development work, the IEC made the decision to have regular training sessions for its members,...

May 2013

The IEC family grows

South Sudan joins the IEC Affiliate Country Programme

In April 2013, the Affiliate Country Programme welcomed South Sudan as its newest participant. This brings the total number of countries in the IEC family to 164

May 2013

IECEE certification takes stage in Africa

Conformity Assessment moves safety to the forefront

In many developing countries, electrical and electronic goods sold locally are imported from all over the world. Due to the dumping of substandard products into these countries, having...

May 2013

May 2013 nominations and extensions

Latest nominations

The SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved a number of nominations as well as the extension of the terms of office of existing TC (Technical Committee) Chairmen.

April 2013

Standards play a leading role

Eliminating technical barriers to trade

The cooperation between the WTO (World Trade Organization) and the IEC helps advance trade and eliminate technical barriers to trade. A lack of International Standards can hurt trade as...

April 2013

Expanding energy

A global need

Access to energy is something many of us take for granted. We have lights so that our kids can do their homework, heaters that keep us warm in the winter and refrigerators to keep our...

April 2013

April 2013 nominations and extensions

Latest nominations approved by SMB

The SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved a number of nominations as well as the extension of the term of office of one Chairman.

March 2013

The safety perspective in standardization

Profiling Adam Murdoch, Chairman of IEC SC 61H

Adam Murdoch became the Chair of SC (Subcommittee) 61H: Safety of electrically-operated farm appliances on 1 March 2013. He was an IEC 2010 Young Professional. e-tech spoke to...

March 2013

March 2013 nominations and extensions

Latest nominations approved by SMB

The SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved a number of nominations as well as the extension of the terms of office of existing Chairmen.

January 2013

The way ahead

Interview with IEC General Secretary and CEO Frans Vreeswijk

Frans Vreeswijk became IEC General Secretary and CEO on 1 October 2012. He shared his views on key issues and challenges the IEC is facing now and in the future.

January 2013

Meet the IEC 2012 Young Professional Leaders

Profiling the three representatives elected by their peers in Oslo

The IEC Young Professionals programme brings together upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers from throughout the world, who aspire to become more involved in the IEC and...

January 2013

Standardization for Smart Grids and Electric Mobility

Introducing Frens Jan Rumph of the Netherlands

This second 2012 IEC Young Professional Leader profile introduces Frens Jan Rumph, who brings a research perspective to international standardization. He works specifically in the...

January 2013

Smart Grid software and solutions

Introducing Manyphay Souvannarath of the United States

The third IEC Young Professional Leader for 2012, Manyphay Souvannarath, from the United States, is a senior systems analyst at General Electric Energy. She has undergraduate...

January 2013

IECEx-AFSEC seminar in Africa

Raising awareness on risks and liabilities in the Ex sector

Observation of safe practices in hazardous areas is a must. When equipment is not installed, maintained, inspected or repaired by competent persons and according to strict Ex standards,...

January 2013

Latest nominations and extensions

New Chairmen and extensions of terms of office

The New Year sees a number of TC (Technical Committee) Chairmen and Members take up their new positions, as well as the extension of terms of office of several existing Chairmen.

2012
December 2012

Council elects next IEC President

Junji Nomura of Japan will take over Presidency in 2014

IEC Council elected Dr Junji Nomura of Japan as IEC President for a three-year term of office, starting 1 January 2014.

December 2012

Jacques Régis – a quiet strength

Outgoing Immediate Past President Jacques Régis reflects on his five years at the heart of IEC governance

IEC Immediate Past President Jacques Régis ends his mandate at the end of this year. He shared his views and some of the milestones that marked his term on his six-year involvement in...

December 2012

New IEC executive leadership

Frans Vreeswijk takes over as General Secretary & CEO

At the close of its General Meeting in Oslo, it was announced that Frans Vreeswijk has taken over the role of IEC General Secretary and CEO from 1 October 2012. He succeeds Ronnie Amit,...

December 2012

Faster horses

IEC General Secretary addresses ANSI Board of Directors

On 6 December, IEC General Secretary and CEO Frans Vreeswijk addressed the Board of Directors ofANSI (American National Standards Institute). During his presentation, Vreeswijk...

December 2012

Obituary - Giovanni Nozza

IEC Lord Kelvin Award laureate Giovanni Nozza

At the end of November 2012, the Italian IEC NC (National Committee) announced the death of a valued and distinguished member of the standardization community and former Lord Kelvin...

November 2012

Obituary - Pietro Parodi

Pietro Parodi, immediate past Chairman of Technical Committee 55: Winding Wires

The IEC family regrets the sad loss of Pietro Parodi, immediate past chairman of IEC TC (Technical Committee) 55: Winding Wires, who passed away in August 2012, at the age of 78.

November 2012

Latest nominations and extensions

New member of ACEA and extensions of terms of office

SMB has approved the nomination of Kiyoshi Saito for a first term of office as member of ACEA (Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects) for the period 2012-07-01 to...

November 2012

Obituary - John Larmouth

Vale Professor John Larmouth, a pioneer of standardization in applied IT and communications

A gifted academic and tireless worker, John Larmouth passed away on 13 August 2012. His active involvement in international standardization started in 1978 and spanned 34 years.

August 2012

2012 Awards

Recognizing commitment to the IEC

Every year the IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products...

August 2012

Affiliate Country Programme

Welcome to the Bahamas

In July 2012, the IEC Affiliate Country Programme welcomed the Bahamas as its newest participating country. With 82 Members and 82 Affiliates, the IEC Family now numbers 164.

August 2012

Training and IT tools development

TISS provides technical support to IEC community

If you are part of the IEC community, whether in an NC (National Committee) or TC/SC (Technical Committee/Subcommittee), you most probably have already been in...

August 2012

IEC training sessions in Asia

Raising awareness, increasing participation

As part of its strategy to increase awareness of, and enhance participation in standards development work, the IEC made the decision to have regular training sessions for its members,...

August 2012

Latest nominations and extensions

New member to SMB SG 3 and extensions of terms of office

SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved the nomination of Kobi Yahav as Israeli member of SMB SG (Strategic Group) 3: Smart Grid.

July 2012

10 years of APRC

Providing support to the Asia-Pacific region and beyond

This year IEC-APRC (Asia-Pacific Regional Centre) celebrates 10 years of promoting awareness of the IEC and providing support to TCs (Technical Committees) in the Asia-Pacific region...

July 2012

Energy-saving electroheating

New Chairman for IEC TC 27

The nomination of Sven Linow as Chairman of IEC TC (Technical Committee) 27: Industrial electroheating and electromagnetic processing has been approved by SMB (Standardization...

July 2012

Smart ideas for the Smart Grid

New Swedish member to SMB SG 3

SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved Claudio Marchetti as the Swedish member of SG (Strategic Group) 3. Marchetti replaces previous Swedish member Karl Elfstadius.

July 2012

Improving quality of life

New Belgian member to SMB SG 5

SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved the nomination of Wim de Kesel as Belgian member to SMB SG (Strategic Group) 5: Ambient Assisted Living.

June 2012

Power up

Safely developing new economies

Ample and reliable supply of electrical energy is key for any country that wants to develop its economy today. Developing countries can count on the IEC to provide them with the solid...

June 2012

LARC celebrates its 5-year anniversary

Working to enhance participation in the Latin America region

On 7 May, IEC-LARC (Latin America Regional Centre) celebrated its 5 years of existence with a cocktail reception organised during the COPANT (Pan American Standards Commission) General...

June 2012

Taming electrostatics

New Chairman for IEC TC 101

SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved the nomination of Paul Holdstock as Chairman of IEC TC (Technical Committee) 101: Electrostatics. Holdstock began his 6-year term on...

June 2012

Mapping the way to energy efficiency

New Swiss member to SMB SG 1

Conrad Ulrich Brunner’s nomination as Swiss member to SMB SG (Strategic Group) 1 has been endorsed by SMB (Strategic Management Board).

June 2012

Obituary - Anders J. Thor, a universal linguist

Anders J. Thor, leading figure in the standardization of quantities and units and Chairman of IEC TC 25 dies

The IEC was saddened by the death of Anders J. Thor who passed away on 7 April 2012. At the time of his death Thor was Chairman of IEC TC (Technical Committee) 25: Quantities and units,...

May 2012

High-level discussions in Burkina Faso

IEC Affiliate Secretary encourages active involvement of Western African countries

One of the objectives of the IEC Affiliate Secretariat for 2012 is to enhance participation and involvement of Western African countries in IEC work. The joint IEC and ISO regional...

May 2012

Looking ahead!

Registration for 2012 Young Professionals' Programme open

The highly successful IEC Young Professionals' Programme is now into its third year and registration for the 2012 Oslo workshop has opened. IEC National Committees have until the end of...

May 2012

Get involved – Participate

IEC-APRC organizes training for Asia-Pacific countries

One of the principal roles of IEC-APRC (Asia-Pacific Regional Centre), which celebrates its 10th anniversary, is to promote awareness of the IEC in the region, to increase the...

May 2012

Obituary - Dr Ryoiku Togei

Past Vice-President of the IEC leaves a semiconductor legacy

A past Officer of the IEC, Dr Ryoiku Togei, has died aged 77. Togei's association with the IEC dates back to 1980 when he first participated as Japanese delegate for IEC TC 47:...

April 2012

Getting to know Frans Vreeswijk

IEC Deputy General Secretary talks to e-tech

Frans Vreeswijk became IEC Deputy General Secretary on 1 March 2012. He will assume his full role as General Secretary and CEO at the 2012 Oslo General Meeting in October. Prior to...

April 2012

Down under – very much on top

Living and sharing electrotechnology: from teaching to electricity generation and distribution

At the beginning of 2012, Ralph Craven, already one of the 15-Member IEC Council Board for the three-year period from 2010-2012, was appointed President of the Australian IEC NC...

April 2012

Removing resistance!

Nomination of a new Chairman for IEC TC 90

One of two IEC TC (Technical Committee) Chairmen who began his term of office on 1 April 2012 is an expert in an area that has tremendous future development possibilities and scope. His...

April 2012

Printed circuitry

Nomination of first Chairman for IEC TC 119

April 1 2012 saw the start of the term of office of the IEC's newest TC Officer, the Chairman of TC (Technical Committee) 119: Printed electronics. Increasing demand for competitive...

April 2012

Obituary - Paul Sandell

Former Lord Kelvin Award recipient dies

At the end of February 2012, the French IEC NC (National Committee) announced the death on 9 February of one of their countrymen, a former Lord Kelvin Award recipient, Paul Sandell.

March 2012

IEC welcomes its 82nd member

Moldova joins IEC as Associate member

In January, the IEC welcomed the Republic of Moldova as its 82nd member. Moldova’s addition means that 163 countries (82 members and 81 affiliate countries) are now involved in...

January 2012

Obituary - Geoff Alstead

Geoff Alstead, former IEC TC 56 Chairman dies

On 16 December, the Secretary of IEC TC (Technical Committee) 56: Dependability, Mick Maghar, announced the death of the committee's former chairman, Geoff Alstead, who died...

January 2012

February 2011 nominations this month

Varied experience brings diversity

In addition to their broad industrial knowledge, two of the nominated IEC officers who are due to take up their term of office in January and February 2012 have a background in...

January 2012

Going ahead in Melbourne

Group elects its 2011 Young Professional Leaders

The aim of the Young Professionals Programme is to get young managers and engineers involved in IEC work and Conformity Assessment activities, engaging them and involving them more in...

January 2012

Communicating the value of standards

Elaine Clayton of Australia

Elaine Clayton is the Business Development & Marketing Manager for BWES (Black & White Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd), a regulatory compliance consultancy firm based in Sydney,...

January 2012

Building up the tidal strait!

Jonathan Colby of the United States

Jonathan is a Hydrodynamic Engineer with Verdant Power, a marine renewable energy company that has its main project in New York City’s East River. He has been with the company since...

January 2012

Measuring stick

Challenges in Asia Pacific

Interview with Robert Chua, former President of Singapore NC (National Committee) and CB (Council Board) member of the IEC as well as Chairman of the IEC Asia-Pacific Steering Group on...

January 2012

Energy efficiency

Keeping in pace with industry needs

Interview with Mr Renny Yeo, the new Singapore NC (National Committee) President, on ideas and plans for making IEC Standards more relevant to the Singapore industry.

2011
December 2011

Leading light

Enthusiasm, leadership and know-how

“I didn’t know much about standardization and that’s why I was hired for the job at DKE”, said Enno Liess in one of his characteristic understatements. And while this may have...

December 2011

Finance matters

Calm in the economic storm

At the Council meeting, IEC President Dr Klaus Wucherer thanked Olivier Gourlay, who will be completing his second and final term as IEC Treasurer at the end of 2011, for his support...

November 2011

November 2011 nomination

IEC Technical Committee Officer

This month, e-tech announces the nomination of an IEC TC (Technical Committee) Officer.

October 2011

2011 Awards

Commitment to the IEC

Every year the IEC honours the commitment and work of a select number of individuals who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products and...

October 2011

Alpha and omega

Before the spreading of the word

One of the IEC’s less visible forces is the Editing and Document Preparation team. This nevertheless plays a vital role in producing the IEC International Standards that are used by...

October 2011

October 2011 nominations

Officers of IEC Consultative Committees

In addition to its TCs (Technical Committees) the IEC has a number of SGs (Strategic Groups) and Advisory Committees that report to the SMB (Standardization Management Board). This...

October 2011

Helping developing countries

IEC Affiliate Programme provides assistance in using International Standards

This year, the IEC celebrates the tenth anniversary of its special programme for developing countries. Known as the Affiliate Country Programme, it concentrates on those areas that are...

August 2011

August 2011 nominations

Officers of IEC Consultative and Technical Committees

As well as its regular Technical Committees, the IEC has a number of Strategic Groups, Sector Boards and Technical Advisory Committees which report to the SMB (Standardization...

August 2011

IEC Affiliate Country Programme

Welcome Azerbaijan

At the end of June 2011, the IEC Affiliate Country Programme welcomed Azerbaijan as its newest participating country. With its 81 Full or Associate Member countries and 82 developing...

July 2011

IEC TC nominations

TC 28, TC 31 and TC 76 have new Officers

This month, e-tech announces various nominations for IEC TCs (Technical Committees).

July 2011

World Trade

WTO delegates visit IEC Central Office

Delegates from 25 different countries representing 26 separate organizations came to visit the IEC Central Office in Geneva on the morning of 8 June 2011 in what is now part of an...

July 2011

Ubiquitous sensors

Versatility in a smart world

As one of the three 2010 Young Professional Leaders, I am a sensor developer carrying out research on optical biosensors for industrial applications in a German academic institution,...

July 2011

Africa

Building capacity

An important capacity building event is to take place in Kenya, Africa in support of the harmonization of electrotechnical standards to facilitate the interconnection of the African...

July 2011

IEC NC nominations

New Swiss NC President and Czech NC Secretary

This month, e-tech announces various nominations for IEC NCs (National Committees).

July 2011

40 years with the IEC

Central Office figure takes a well-earned retirement

On 30 June 2011, a central figure in general administration, Denise Duret, retired after a career of just over 40 years with the IEC.

June 2011

Help for the environment and business

The importance of being involved in the IEC

One of three Young Professional LeadersAs one of the three Young Professional Leaders, I have had the opportunity to talk with many other young delegates from around the world and get...

June 2011

Building infrastructures

IEC invited to talk at major standardization event in Central Asia

In May, Immediate Past President Jacques Régis spoke at the 39th session of the EASC, the Euroasian Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification, in Avaza,...

June 2011

Appointment of new Affiliate Leader

Focus on regional development

The IEC Affiliate Country Programme, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has a new Affiliate Leader: Phuntsho Wangdi of Bhutan.

June 2011

Sun over Shanghai

Korean maritime students confirm standardization knowledge

In May, IEC Technical Officer, Charles Jacquemart was visiting Shanghai, China, for the plenary meeting of IEC TC (Technical Committee) 82: Solar photovoltaic energy systems. On...

May 2011

Household Appliances

Role of International Standards in Latin America

Over the last 10 years Latin American countries have adopted many International Standards in the field of safety and put into place the corresponding regulations. One example is...

May 2011

Consultative committee nominations

Officers of IEC Consultative Committees

In addition to its regular TCs (Technical Committees), the IEC has a number of SGs (Strategic Groups), SBs (Sector Boards) and Technical Advisory Committees that report to the SMB...

May 2011

Standards and quality

Cambodia holds its first ASEAN Consultative Committee Meeting

On 14-18 March, ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) held its 36th ACCSQ (ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality) meeting. The occasion was a first for the...

May 2011

IEC Affiliate

Standardization training in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Unable to send a representative to the 36th ASEAN ACCSQ meetings in Cambodia, Lao PDR welcomed the 11 March 2011 visit to Vientiane of IEC Affiliate Country Programme Secretary...

April 2011

TC and SB nominations

Officers of IEC Consultative and Technical Committees

In addition to its regular Technical Committees, the IEC has a number of Strategic Groups, Sector Boards and Technical Advisory Committees which report to the Standardization Management...