The 40th Meeting of the EA Advisory Board took place on Wednesday 17 October 2018 in Brussels (Belgium) in EFTA offices. It was the occasion to elect a new EA Advisory Board as the current Board mandate came to an end after three years.
The EAAB gives continuous support to EA and provides advice to EA on a broad range of issues; it is a focal point for discussion, consultation, guidance on and input to policy and strategy matters related to the operation of accreditation. The Board’s composition reflects a well-balanced representation of the parties which rely on and contribute to the European Accreditation system. It is also the main forum for all the stakeholders of EA and the main channel for stakeholders to effectively interact with EA.
As a result of the elections, EA is very happy to announce that:
- Mrs Maureen LOGGHE (National Authorities College – FPS Economy of Belgium) was elected as new Chair. She will succeed to Michael NITSCHE (BAM, Germany). Thanks to Michael for the successful work and welcome to Maureen!
- Christian PRILLER (CAB college – CEOC International) and Martin STADLER (industry college – SIEMENS) were elected as Vice-Chairs for a 3rd term.
Moreover, at its last meeting on 3 May 2018, the EAAB decided to grant one additional seat within the Board to those European private scheme owners that are also EA Recognised Stakeholders. This new position will be held by FAMI-QS Asbl, an EA Recognized Stakeholder since June 2013, represented by Emmanuel GENEIATAKIS, who was previously involved in EA Horizontal and Harmonization Committees.
Please find below the full list of EAAB Members:
Conformity Assessment Bodies’ College
CEOC International – Christian PRILLER
EUROCER Building – Benny DE BLAERE
EUROLAB – Alexander ŠAFARÍK-PŠTROSZ
International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) – Bruce McGILL
International Certification Network (IQNET) – Alister DALRYMPLE
Industry, Services and Trade College
BUSINESS EUROPE – Martin STADLER
GAMBICA (The UK Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation & Laboratory Technology) – Andrew EVANS
ORGALIME, DI – Lars Bo HAMMER
ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association) – Jörg Ed. HARTGE
National Authorities’ College
Belgium – Maureen Maria LOGGHE
Czech Republic – Natalia DUCSAYOVA
Germany – Michael NITSCHE
Italy – Lorenzo ORSENIGO
Turkey – Özge AKKIZ
ANEC – Francis FARRUGIA
European Private Scheme Owners (EA Recognised Stakeholders)
FAMI-QS Asbl – Emmanuel (Manolis) GENEIATAKIS
European Standard Organisations
CEN-CENELEC – Pambos KAMMAS
European representation of National Metrology Institutes
EURAMET – Maria Luisa RASTELLO
WELMEC – Tuomo VALKEAPÄÄ
DG GROW – Zacharias BILALIS
EFTA – Gudrun ROGNVALDARDOTTIR
European Co-operation for Accreditation
EA Executive Secretary – Andreas STEINHORST