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USNC Members Honored by IEC for Outstanding Contributions to Electrotechnology

New York, Jun 27, 2006

Twenty-one members of the United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have been selected to receive the prestigious IEC 1906 Award in recognition of their noteworthy contributions to the IEC and the electrotechnical industry.

The award is bestowed upon technical experts from around the globe whose exceptional involvement in IEC activities have brought about significant advancements in international electrotechnical standardization.

The USNC proudly recognizes the following IEC 1906 Award recipients:

  • Michael Branda
  • Marc K. Boolish
  • Peter J. Chiaro Jr.
  • Ray Corson
  • Andrew Griffin
  • H.M. Hashemian
  • Gary L. Johnson
  • Paul Kelly
  • Joseph L. Koepfinger
  • Alex McEachern
  • Dan Mullin
  • Daniel W. O’Shea
  • Richard L. Pescatore
  • R. William Simpson
  • David H. Sliney
  • Robert O. Smail
  • Daniel L. Stewart
  • Donald R. Webb
  • Frank Webster
  • James M. Wolbert
  • Matthew Wilkowski
The USNC award recipients will be honored by Mr. Jim Matthews, USNC/IEC president, at the August 10, 2006, USNC Council meeting in Rosslyn,VA. The awardees will receive personalized certificates of recognition and a special IEC pin.

The IEC 1906 Award was established in 2004 to commemorate the IEC’s year of foundation. This year, as the IEC celebrates its centennial anniversary, 121 experts from twenty-two National Committees have been recognized for their contributions to the IEC.

As the U.S. representative to the IEC, the USNC/IEC supports the development, dissemination, and use of electrotechnical standards. The committee’s scope spans all electrotechnologies, including electronics, magnetics and electromagnetics, electroacoustics, multimedia, telecommunication, and energy production and distribution.

The USNC/IEC is a totally integrated committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Institute provides administrative support to the USNC and its nearly 1,400 U.S. managerial, engineering, scientific and professional participants. ANSI also provides the fiduciary framework by which the USNC’s financial obligations are met, including the payment of annual dues to the IEC.

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