February 2015 nominations and extensions

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

By Zoë Smart

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 February.

Jorma Rutanen. Chair, IEC TC 66
Jorma Rutanen, new Chairman of IEC TC 66

About Jorma Rutanen

With a Master of Science in applied electronics from the Helsinki University of Technology, Rutanen has held a number of managerial positions notably at Thermo Fisher Scientific and is currently a private consultant on regulatory, quality and productivity matters.

Rutanen has long been involved in standardization work and the IEC, having first joined the Finnish National Committee on safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment in 1987. He is Member of a number of IEC Working Groups and received the IEC 1906 Award in 2007 for his outstanding work in the activities of TC 66. He has been elected Chairman of TC 66: Safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment for a period of six years, beginning on 1 February 2015.

About Walter Huck

Huck has a Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and is General Manager, Quality & Environment at Murata Electronics Europe.

Active in standardization since 1983 when he first joined the German National Standardization Committee for electrolytic capacitors, Huck is currently member of IEC TC 91: Electronics assembly technology and Convenor of its WG (Working Group) 1: Requirements for electronic components. He is an active contributor to various working groups of ZVEI (the German Electric and Electronic Manufacturers Association) and a member of JISSO International Council. Huck takes over as Chairman of TC 40 on February 1 2015 for a period of six years.

Extensions

The SMB has approved the extension of the term of office of Qiuhong Zhang as Chairman of TC  5: Steam turbines for the period 2015-01-01 to 2017-12-31.

Fumio Ueno’s term of office as Chairman of TC 105: Fuel cell technologies has been extended for the period 2015-01-01 to 2017-12-31.

Gallery
Jorma Rutanen. Chair, IEC TC 66 Jorma Rutanen, new Chairman of IEC TC 66
Resistors on printed circuit board IEC TC 40: Capacitors and resistors, welcomes a new Chairman in February
Vote on a keyboard key New TC Chairmen are elected by SMB Members