PARIS, December 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Chair of IECQ Receives Thomas A. Edison Award for Outstanding Contribution
With constant evolution of technology, brand manufacturers and their procurement teams need to be confident that the electronic parts used in their products are of the required quality and reliable. This is where the IECQ comes in. Its goal is to minimize costs associated with incoming inspection and quality auditing of suppliers when a manufacturer sources components with IECQ product certification. Bureau Veritas' Marie-Elisabeth d'Ornano, the Chair of IECQ since January 2014, has recently been recognized by the IEC for her outstanding contribution at the Thomas Edison Awards.
The IEC Website states, "...Marie-Elisabeth d'Ornano embraced her role, responsibilities and duties with enthusiasm and a dynamic hands-on approach. In this role, she has had the strong support of her employer, LCIE - a Bureau Veritas company. IECQ has been reinforced as an international "best practice" model for supplier assessment and as an extremely valuable Supply Chain Management tool for the many industries involved in the manufacture, supply and distribution of electrical/electronic components, parts and assemblies.
During her initial term as Chair, IECQ has benefited from d'Ornano's leadership as illustrated in a number of key initiatives and achievements:
- IECQ support and collaboration on the new CA Harmonized Basic Rules
- Closer cooperation between IECQ and specialized industries, e.g. avionics
- Development and rollout of the new IECQ Scheme for LED lighting
- Establishment of collaboration between IECQ and other CA Systems, notably IECEE
- Introduction of the new IECQ developed and run Training Programme, launched in 2015
- The first IECQ International Conference on Supply Chain Management, in Paris in April 2016
- Fostering international cooperation with other organizations, e.g. STACK International
About Marie-Elisabeth d'Ornano - LCIE Certification Director / CODDE (Eco-design) Manager at Bureau Veritas
Marie-Elisabeth d'Ornano has a Masters in Engineering from ENSEEIHT, the University for Electronic Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, Hydraulics and Telecommunications in Paris, France, and a Masters in Management of Technology and Innovation from the University Dauphine, Paris, France.
After completing her studies, Marie-Elisabeth worked first for Electricité de France (EDF), the French public utility with worldwide activities, and then for the French branch of the Swiss company, ASCOM, a leader in the telecommunications sector.
In 2005, Marie-Elisabeth joined LCIE Bureau Veritas in France. Initially responsible for the transportation, aeronautics and defense markets, Marie-Elisabeth has additionally managed the training and consulting activities and is now looking after Bureau Veritas' LCIE global certification and eco-design businesses.
The IECQ is a worldwide approval and certification system covering the supply of electronic components and associated materials and assemblies (including modules) and processes. It uses quality assessment specifications that are based on International Standards prepared by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). IECQ QC 080000 (Hazardous Substance Process Management System Requirements) provides manufacturers with a tool that makes it easier for them to produce "clean" products and to comply with the increasingly tough requirements and legislation that restrict the use of hazardous substances in electronic products and components.
About the Thomas A. Edison Award
Created in 2010, the Thomas A. Edison Award recognizes exceptional achievement (within the past five years), dedicated service and significant contributions to the IEC through the effective management of committees of currently active TC/SC Officers (Chair, Secretary or Assistant Secretary of a Technical Committee or Subcommittee) and officers of the IEC Conformity Assessment Systems and their subsidiary bodies.
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. Founded in 1828, the group has more than 68,400 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories all across the world. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering innovative services and solutions in order to ensure that their products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environment protection and social responsibility.
Bureau Veritas' Consumer Products Services division is a leading global quality assurance provider for the global consumer product and retail markets. It offers an array of specialized services including testing, inspections, certification, audits and engineering services for a wide range of consumer products. These products include soft goods; electrical and electronic products; smartworld products and services including wireless and mobile devices; automotive equipment; hard goods; toys and juvenile products; premiums; food products as well as health, beauty, cosmetics, and household products.
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