LONDON Dave Dossett, the Executive Chairman of the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) has been elected as President of the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) until the end of 2012.
Dossett’s (right) appointment is part of a new CENELEC focus designed to impact on future European standardisation and the organisation’s own direction, governance and expansion through a common Management Centre for CEN and CENELEC (CCMC).
“I’m delighted to be taking on the Presidency at a time of great change in the electrotechnical industry and for CENELEC’s future evolution. Particularly with new emerging technologies driving low carbon solutions and the significance of the climate change issue,” said Dossett.
“Standardisation is as crucial as ever and our new strategies will ensure the organisation continues to make an impact. I’m pleased too that through this position, BEAMA has been recognised for its continuing influence on standardisation issues Europe-wide. Also, I thank the British Electrotechical Committee and BSI for their support.”
Dossett was for three years Vice President of CENELEC and more recently its interim President. He also is Director of BEAMAInstallation, the UK’s trade association for electrical installation equipment manufacturers.
He was a Director of ASTABEAB Certification Services Ltd (1991–2007) and Chairman of the Electrical Safety Council (2007-2009).
Dossett is a Board member of European engineering industry federation ORGALIME (Chairman, 2005–2007) and still chairs its anti-counterfeiting task force. During the late nineties he led the successful campaign against the harmonisation of plugs and socket outlets in Europe and has coordinated the BEAMAInstallation campaign against counterfeit products.