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

July 2013



Advisory Committees and Strategic Groups

Laurianne Trimoulla

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 Committee.

New ACEC Chairman

Donald N. Heirman has been nominated Chairman of ACEC (Advisory Committee on Electromagnetic Compatibility), effective immediately. His term of office will end on 30 June 2016.

Don Heirman is American and holds his own training and educational consultation corporation in electromagnetic compatibility. Previously, he had been with Bell Laboratories for over 30 years.


Heirman is Chairman of CISPR (International Special Committee on Radio Interference) and is also involved in many groups and organizations – ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and IEEE EMC Society among others. He is recognized by his peers as an authority in the EMC field and was awarded the IEC Lord Kelvin Award in 2008.


ACEC considers all aspects of the ability of an equipment or system to function satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without introducing disturbances. ACEC ensures consistency and avoids duplication in IEC Standards.

Country nominations

The SMB Strategic Groups are also welcoming new members: Philip Groenewald has been appointed South Africa member of SG 3: Smart Grid, and Dr Seongil Lee becomes Korea member of SG 5: Ambient Assisted Living.


ACEE (Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency) welcomed new members with the newcomers Melanie Slade of Australia, and Fu Changhong of China.


All nominations are effective from 1July 2013.



  • Don Heirman (right) with then IEC President Jacques Régis at the Lord Kelvin Award ceremony during the IEC General Meeting in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2008
  • SG 5: Ambient Assisted Living now has a Korean representative.
  • ACEE encourages development of standards for energy efficiency and provides support for systems consideration.



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