Don Heirman wins ANSI Thomson Electrotechnology Medal
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Don accepts award Don Heirman received the ANSI Elihu Thomson Electrotechnology Medal, which honors an individual who has contributed in an exceptional, dedicated way to the field of electrotechnology standardization, conformity assessment and related activities both at the national and international levels at a ceremony on October 18, 2017.

The selection of a recipient for this medal is primarily based on the individual’s leadership accomplishments within the electrotechnology standardization and/or conformity assessment field via the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the U.S. National Committee of the IEC, and/or other such bodies.

medal Mr. Heirman, president, Don Heirman Consultants, is an internationally known expert in the field of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and an esteemed leader in the electro technical sector worldwide for four decades. A pioneer in addressing EMC standardization needs, he has been an invaluable asset to the U.S. electrotechnical community through countless leadership roles and expert technical activities that have strengthened voluntary standards’ impact around the world.

Mr. Heirnam is a dedicated member of the U.S. National Committee (USNC), of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the USNC’s Technical Management Committee. He is a strong advocate for the the next generation of electrotechnical standardization leaders, effectively reaching out to IEC young professionals with interest in EMC, teaching relevant coursework at Purdue University, and presenting regularly on the importance of active participation in standardization. In October 2007 he was named chair of the IEC International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR), and also serves as chair of the IEC’s Advisory Committee on EMC (ACEC). And in November 2008 he was presented with the prestigious Lord Kelvin Award for exceptional contributions to IEC standardization activities. Beyond his extensive IEC work, Mr. Heirman is immediate past chairman of ANSI ASC C63 and chairman of the C63.4 working group, and is chair or a principal technical contributor to numerous EMC standards committees within IEEE. He is a lifetime Fellow of IEEE, and has previously served as president of the IEEE Standards Association (SA), member of the SA Board of Governors, and member of IEEE’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Photos courtesy of ANSI / Kristoffer Tripplaar

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