On June 18, 2020, Ingars Pilmanis, Head of LVS, was elected a member of the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Board at the General Assembly of the CENELEC. He will hold this position for two years, starting on 1 January 2021.
The Administrative Board (CA) manages and administers the Association's business. In addition, it prepares the agendas of the General Assembly, with inclusion of proposed recommendations, and ensures subsequently the correct execution of the decisions taken by the General Assembly.
The Administrative Board comprises ex officio the CENELEC Officers (i.e. the President, three Vice Presidents - amongst whom a Vice President Finance - and the President Elect) and up to nine Board members. The members of the Administrative Board are appointed by the General Assembly.
CENELEC is responsible for standardization in the electrotechnical engineering field. CENELEC prepares voluntary standards, which help facilitate trade between countries, create new markets, cut compliance costs and support the development of a Single European Market. CENELEC creates market access at European level but also at international level, adopting international standards wherever possible, through its close collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). European standards created by CENELEC encourage technological development, ensure interoperability and guarantee the safety and health of consumers and provide environmental protection.
Designated as a European Standards Organization by the European Commission, CENELEC is a non-profit technical organization set up under Belgian law. It was created in 1973 as a result of the merger of two previous European organizations: CENELCOM and CENEL.
Latvian Standard (LVS) is the Latvian national standardization institution, whose board member Ingars Pilmanis has been chairing since 2010. Under the leadership of I. Pilmanis, LVS has implemented an IT system that has enabled the digitization of services and the creation of new services, thus facilitating the availability of standards and the development of standardization processes.