May 2017 nominations

The latest TC Chair nomination approved by the SMB

The Standardization Management Board (SMB) has nominated a new Chair who began his term in May 2017.

Thomas Van Hardeveld, Chair IEC TC 56
Thomas Van Hardeveld, Chair of IEC TC 56

Thomas Van Hardeveld

With over 40 years of diverse experience, mainly in the oil and gas sector, Thomas Van Hardeveld is a specialist in maintenance and management of all types of equipment, as well as reliability techniques and risk and integrity management. In May of this year, Hardeveld took over as the new Chair of IEC TC 56: Dependability, where he has been actively involved since 1995; he received the IEC 1906 Award in 2010 for his contributions to the Committee. On top of consulting activities, he currently teaches graduate courses in Mechanical Engineering for the University of Calgary, and has co-authored several books.

Thomas Van Hardeveld has been voted Chair of IEC TC 56 for the period of 2017-05-01 to 2023-04-30.