International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

June 2013


Nominations and extensions

Latest nominations

Laurianne Trimoulla

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 (Advisory Committee on Electromagnetic Compatibility) member.

New ACOS member

Marcel Chevalier, from France National Committee, has been nominated Expert Member of ACOS by the SMB. He replaces Philippe Juhel who became Chairman of ACOS upon Friedrich Harless’s retirement in February 2013. The appointment is effective immediately.


Marcel Chevalier is currently Quality Leader for Pre-Development Projects at Schneider Electric in Grenoble, France, where he has advanced his career in various departments since 1989. Marcel Chevalier has a background in Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics. He is an expert in IEC TC 56: Dependability, and IEC SC (Subcommittee) 65A: System aspects of IEC TC 65: Industrial-process measurement, control and automation.


ACOS deals with safety matters which are not specific to one single TC of the IEC. Its task is to guide and coordinate IEC work on safety matters in order to ensure consistency in IEC safety Standards. ACOS produces safety guides and prepares workshops around the world to create great awareness and involve users and regulators on the role of safety.


Technical Committees

The extensions of the terms of office of the following IEC TC Chairmen have been approved by SMB:


First extension to term of office for the period 2013-06-01 to 2016-05-31 of Gary R. Johnson as Chairman of IEC TC 49: Piezoelectric, dielectric and electrostatic devices and associated materials for frequency control, selection and detection.


Third extension to term of office of Dieter W. Bergman as Chairman of IEC TC 91: Electronics assembly technology for the period 2013-06-01 to 2016-05-31.

Advisory Committee

The SMB also approved the extension of term of office of one ACEC member:


First extension to term of office of Martial Patra as member of ACEC, representing IEC TC 22: Power electronic systems and equipment.



  • ACOS Expert Member Marcel Chevalier
  • ACOS guides and coordinates IEC work on safety matters
  • ACEC avoids electromagnetic disturbances between devices



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