He served as head of corporate standardization and regulation at SIEMENS, for many years, and held various leading positions in standardization related organizations like

  • DIN, Advisory committees to the Director of DIN
  • DKE Steering committees (DKE is the German national member of IEC)
  • CENELEC Vice-President
  • Co-chair of the TABD Working Group on standardization and conformity Assessment (Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue)
  • Co-founder and co-chair of ICSCA, the industry cooperation on standardization and conformity assessment
  • IEEE Standards Association, member of the Board of Governors

He is bearer of the DIN-Ehrennadel (DIN needle of honor) and has been honored with the
IEEE Standards Medallion.

He was a member of the ISO/TMB/SAG Special Advisory Group on Social Responsibility, representing the interests of European industry and backing his contributions through dialogue with some 70 enterprises (2003-01 till 2004-06).

In the succeeding ISO/TMB/WG SR, which was tasked to draft the

ISO 26000 Guidance Standard on Social Responsibility,

he continued engagement as a member of the ISG (Industry Stakeholder Group) and an ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) “observer” to the WG SR. Since March 2010 he serves as a NORMAPME “expert” (European Office of Crafts, Trades and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises for Standardisation).

His practical experiences include a family owned enterprise with 30 employees at 3 locations, producing fertilizer, and many contacts with SR practising companies. In May 2009 he joined the FOUNDATION FOR A NEW ETHICAL BUSINESS as a friend.

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