At the 2014 Members’ Assembly, held in Paris, France, last October, IFAN, the International Federation of Standards Users elected David Felinski as its President. His three-year term of office began on 1 January 2015.
Felinski served on the IFAN Board as a Vice President for the last six years, representing its North American Member organization, SES (Society for Standards Professionals). He succeeds Ross Wraight who will continue to serve as immediate past President. Vered Oren, who is President of ISUS (Israeli Standards Users Society), succeeds Felinski as IFAN Vice President.
Felinski has been involved with standards since 1987 and manages the standards programmes for two different ANSI (American National Standards Institute) accredited standards developing organizations in the area of machinery safety. He also administers the U.S. TAGs (Technical Advisory Groups) to three different ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Technical Committees and participates in a wide variety of other ANSI, CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and ISO/IEC standards development activities.
Written by Claire Marchand for our e-tech.
Felinski holds three graduate degrees and has a broad background and depth of experience in policy and regulatory matters, trade associations, health safety and environment, and in human medicine.