January 2018 nominations and extensions

The latest TC Chair nominations and extensions approved by the SMB

Over the past few months, the Standardization Management Board (SMB) nominated several new Chairs for different IEC technical committees (TCs).

Philip Wennblom and Jurgen Havemann
Philip Wennblom, new of Chair ISO/IEC JTC 1 and Dr Jürgen Havemann, new Chair of IEC TC 5

Jürgen Havemann

With a doctor’s degree in steam turbine mechanical engineering from Moscow Power Engineering Institute and a professional career in that field spanning more than 35 years, Dr Havemann has been lending his experience and expertise to IEC TC 5: Steam turbines, since 2010. He was a member, then the Convenor of TC 5/Working Group (WG) 11 (disbanded); in 2015 he became the Convenor of TC 5/Maintenance Team (MT) 12: Maintenance of IEC 60045-1, of which he was a member since 2012. From 2012 to 2017, he was the Secretary of TC 5/AG 15: Chairman's Advisory Group (CAG).

Dr Havemann is currently Senior Key Expert at Siemens AG Power and Gas Division – Steam Turbines in Germany, a company he joined in 1991. 

He has been voted chair of IEC TC 5 for the period of 2018-01-01 to 2023-12-31. 

Philip Wennblom

Since 1 January 2018, Philip Wennblom is the new Chair of the ISO and IEC Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1: Information technology. 

Wennblom, who holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, is Senior Director of Standards Policy for Intel Corporation, a company he joined in 1984 as design engineer. As part of the Government and Policy Group, his team sets Intel standards policy positions and leads Intel representation in strategic standards-setting organizations worldwide. 

Wennblom has been a member of the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) since 2002 and has served as Chairman of its Executive Board since 2013. He served as chair of the INCITS Finance Board Committee from 2009 until 2013; he received the INCITS Chairman’s award in 2010. 

Wennblom has served on US delegations to the ISO/IEC JTC 1 Plenary since 2005 and has been head of delegation since 2013. At ISO/IEC JTC 1, he has participated in the Special Working Group (SWG) on Planning, and he convened the SWG on Management. He has participated in the ISO/IEC JTC 1 Advisory Group since it was formed in 2016. 

Philip Wennblom has been voted Chair of ISO/IEC JTC 1 for the period 2018-01-01 to 2020-12-31. 


The SMB has approved the extension of the term of office of Richard Schomberg, chair of IEC Project Committee (PC) 118: Smart grid user interface, for the period of 2018-01-01 to 2020-12-31.