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

IEC Young Professionals Programme


Young Professional Leaders

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Janette Kothe (Germany)


After receiving a Master’s degree in Micro Mechatronics and Sensor Technology Janette is currently working on optical biosensors for industrial applications as a researcher at the Technical University of Dresden. She has been involved in the scientific work of the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE) since 2005 with a strong focus on the recruitment of new active members. Janette can therefore draw upon political and strategic experience in the promotion of technological expertise and also in the importance of standardization.

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Stephanie McLarty (Canada)


Stephanie McLarty is President of REfficient Inc., a nationwide professional services company which helps organizations to manage technology turnover. She has been a member of TC 111 (Environmental Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems) since 2008, where she is an expert on PT 62635 and PT 62650 concerning end-of-life information exchange and recyclability rate. In 2009, Stephanie was honoured as a Finalist in the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards due to her achievements in business and advocating sustainability.


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Juan Rosales (Mexico)


After graduating in Industrial Engineering in 2004, Juan worked for five years at the Mexican national standards body (ANCE) as Chief of Standards for Household and Similar Appliances and was a Technical Secretary of the Mexican national technical committee 61. Currently Juan is the Regulatory Affairs Intelligence Leader at one of the leading appliances manufacturers in America (MABE/GE). Additionally, Juan is a Technical Expert for the Mexican Accreditation Entity and he is completing a Master Degree in Administrative Engineering.