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Mr Jim MATTHEWS, Vice-President and SMB Chairman, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Mr Matthews began his three-year term as Chairman of the Standardization Management Board and IEC Vice-President on 1 January 2011. He has worked for Corning Incorporated for more than 31 years. At present, he is Director of worldwide standards engineering activities for multiple business divisions across Corning Incorporated. He was President of the US National Committee until the end of 2010 and serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which holds the US NC Secretariat. In 2011, he was awarded the Astin-Polk International Standards Medal by ANSI and in 2012 he received the Leo B. Moore award from the Society for Standards Professionals.

The Chairman of the SMB is an ex officio Vice-President for the duration of his term. The elected person is responsible for the standardization work of the IEC.