Shuji Hirakawa is the new chair of IEC TC 124: Wearable electronic devices and technologies, which covers the breadth of smart wearable devices. With nearly 40 years of experience in the audio and visual technology industry, Hirakawa is a highly reputable member of the IEC. Previously he was secretary of IEC TC 100: Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment from 2004 to 2010, as well as a member of the IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB), representing the IEC National Committee of Japan from 2011 to 2016. In 2014, Hirakawa received the highest award of the IEC, the Lord Kelvin Award, for his outstanding contributions to international standardization activities.
Shuji Hirakawa has been voted chair of IEC TC 124 for the period of 2017-07-01 to 2023-06-30.
With nearly 25 years of diverse experience in electrical engineering and grid networking, Volker Leitloff is a specialist in the field of instrument transformers. In August of this year Leitloff took over as the new chair of IEC TC 38: Instrument transformers. He has been actively involved in study committees, strategic advisory groups and working groups for CIGRE since 2004 and IEC TC 38 since 2013.
Volker Leitloff has been voted chair of IEC TC 38 for the period of 2017-08-01 to 2023-07-31.
Laurent Antoni took over as chair of IEC TC 105: Fuel cell technologies, in October of this year. He has been actively involved in the technical committee since 2005, including President of the French mirror committee. Antoni has a comprehensive background in fuel cell systems, including coordination and definition of hydrogen and fuel cell programmes for European and international projects.
Laurent Antoni has been voted chair of IEC TC 105 for the period of 2017-10-01 to 2023-09-30.
With over 30 years of experience as an electrical engineer, David Werba has extensive experience in testing, compliance and certification of welding products. He has been actively involved in IEC TC 26: Electric welding, as the US Deputy Technical Advisor and holds two patents for cooling welding systems. Werba took over as the new chair of IEC TC 26 in October of this year.
David Werba has been voted chair of IEC TC 26 for the period of 2017-10-01 to 2023-09-30.
Stewart Whyte is the new chair of IEC TC 123: Standardization of the management of assets in power systems. Whyte has worked in an asset management focused power utility for 12 years and currently manages the UK National Grid’s asset policy team, where he has extensive experience of managing teams and chairing panels to deliver high-quality industry specifications and policies. Whyte is passionate about asset management and creating value for key stakeholders.
Stewart Whyte has been voted chair of IEC TC 123 for the period of 2017-10-01 to 2023-09-30.
Xiaolin Yan took over as chair of IEC TC 110: Electronic display devices, in October of this year. He has been actively involved in the technical committee since 2002. His expertise includes display industries and technologies, in particular plasma display. He has 25 Chinese patents. Presently, Yan is CTO and Senior Vice President of TCL Corporation Ltd and the President of TCL Corporate Research.
Xiaolin Yan has been voted chair of IEC TC 110 for the period of 2017-10-01 to 2023-09-30.
The SMB has approved the extension of the term of office of Ernst Gockenbach, chair of IEC TC 42: High-voltage and high-current test techniques, for the period of 2017-08-01 to 2020-07-31.