Chairmen and Member nominations

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

By Zoë Smart

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

Helmut Drebenstedt is the new Chairman of IEC TC 121
Helmut Drebenstedt is the new Chairman of IEC TC 121

New Chairman for TC 121

Helmut Drebenstedt is the new Chairman of IEC TC 121: Switchgear and controlgear and their assemblies for low voltage. Drebenstedt holds a Doctorate in Engineering and is Head of a test laboratory for LV switchgear and controlgear assemblies at Siemens AG in Leipzig. He has been active in standardization activities since 1994 and received the IEC 1906 Award in 2007. Drebenstedt has been appointed Chairman of TC 121 for the period 2014-05-31 to 2020-04-30.

Other nominations

SMB has also approved the extension of the term of office of Serge Theoleyre, as French member of ACEA (Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects). ACEA, which reports to the SMB on environmental matters, ensures that the IEC's standard developers take environmental protection concerns into account in their standardization work. 

Hidenori Tomioka is the new Japanese NC member of SG (Strategic Group) 6: Electrotechnology for Mobility. The SG analyses market and latest industry developments in order to provide recommendations to the SMB for an IEC strategy encompassing the complete domain of automotive electrotechnics and electromobility.