Don Heirman, Vice President for Standards of
the IEEE EMC Society, has been elected as President of the IEEE
Standards Association (SA) with his term of office starting in
January 2005 and finishing at the end of 2006. In this position,
he is a member of the IEEE Board of Directors and its Executive
Committee. This is comprised of the IEEE past president, president
and president-elect, secretary, treasurer, Board VPs (Educational
Activities, Publication Services and Products, Regional Activities,
and Technical Activities), President IEEE USA and President Standards
Association. As President of the Standards Association, he heads
its approximate 10,000 membership from 107 countries and represents
standards development in 26 of the 41 IEEE Societies and Councils.
Don has been associated with the Standards Association (Standards
Board) since the early 1980s when he was first appointed
to the Standards Board. Over the next 20 years, he has risen through
the ranks as chair of various committees in the Standards Board,
vice chair and chair of the Standards Board and then member of
the SA Board of Governors, which he now presides over as part
of his SA presidency. In the EMC Society, after serving as president
in 1980-81, he chaired the Societys Standards Development
Committee for 17 years ending in 1989. In the next decade as well
as in the 1980s, he served multiple times on the EMC Society
Board of Directors, which culminated in being elected the first
VP for Standards in 1999, which he continues to serve presently.
Don is a Fellow of the IEEE and is a technical expert or chair
of many national and international standards and associated committees.
He is president of his EMC standards and regulatory training consultation
corporation, Don HEIRMAN Consultants, which he founded in 1997
after over 34 years with Bell Laboratories (Lucent Technologies).
Don is an Associate Editor of the EMC Society Newsletter, bringing
standards activity to the Society readership. EMC