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May 2014


May 2014 nominations

New Chairmen at the head of 5 IEC TCs (Technical Committees).

Zoë Smart

The month of May sees newly-appointed Chairmen taking over the helm of TC 13: Electrical energy measurement and control, TC 33: Power capacitors and their applications, TC 35: Primary cells and batteries, TC 44: Safety of machinery - Electrotechnical aspects and TC 122: UHV AC transmission systems.

Patrick Borgato, new Chairman of TC 13

The SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved the nomination of Patrick Borgato as Chairman of TC 13: Electrical energy measurement and control for the period 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2020.


Borgato, an Engineer, has more than 20 years’ experience in metering and is currently Product Line Manager for the worldwide market in C&I electricity metering at Itron. He has participated actively in standardization work since 1994 and is a member of AFNOR/UTE.

H.N. Nagamani, new Chairman of TC 33

H.N. Nagamani takes over the chairmanship of TC 33: Power capacitors and their applications as of 1 May 2015 for a period of 6 years.


Nagamani has a Electrical Engineering and has 31 years of experience with CPRI (Central Power Research Institute) in Bangalore, India, in the fields of research and testing and certification. She is currently Joint Director of the Power Capacitors Laboratory at CPRI. As well as her long-standing involvement in standardization work, Nagamani is the author of over 60 technical papers and is co-author of a book on “Partial Discharge Based Condition Monitoring of HV Equipment”.

Marcus K. Boolish, new Chairman of TC 35

Marcus K. Boolish takes over as Chairman of TC 35: Primary cells and batteries from 1 May 2015 to 30 April 2020.


Boolish has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and is Director of Technology at Energizer. Since 2011 he has been President of the Corporation for Battery Recycling. He has been involved in the work of TC 35 since 2008 and in 2006 was awarded the IEC 1906 Award for his achievements in the field of standardization.

Patrick Gehlen, new Chairman of TC 44

Patrick Gehlen has been appointed Chairman of TC 44: Safety of machinery - Electrotechnical aspects for the period 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2020.


Gehlen has been with Siemens since 1988 and is currently involved in application and product management related to functional and machinery safety. For the past several years he has also been working in standardization management for safety of machinery, functional safety and protection against electric shock. Gehlen is member of a number of national and international standardization organizations.

Liangzhong Yao, new Chairman of TC 122

Liangzhong Yao is taking over as Chairman of TC 22: UHV AC transmission systems for a period of six years, beginning on 1 May 2014.


Yao has a Ph.D. in Electrical Power System Engineering and is Vice President of China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) working in the areas of renewable energy and smart grid technologies, EV integration into the grid, energy storage, HVDC and FACTS technologies. At present, he is working on the intercontinental power transmission project base on the UHV transmission technology for large-capacity and long-distance transmission. Yao is Associate Editor of “IET Renewable Power Generation” and has published over 160 journal and conference papers and co-authored 4 books.


The SMB has approved the extension of the term of office of Valter Loll, Chairman of TC 56: Dependability for the period 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2017.


  • New Chairmen have been voted to take over at 5 IEC TCs this month
  • Chairmen are responsible for the overall management of the TC...
  • ...and ensure the establishment and ongoing maintenance of the TC's strategic business plan



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