13.02.2023 // General news

SNV Chairman now represented on the DIN Presidial Board

Professor Adrian Altenburger, Chairman of the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV), was elected to the Presidial Board of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) on 26 January 2023. In this role, he will be representing the area of standardization. His tenure will last until the end of 2028.

As Chairman of the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV), Adrian Altenburger has professional expertise and experience in standardization, and has excellent connections within the standardization sector. The Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) is delighted about this appointment, and sees this as an opportunity to further strengthen the relationship between the two standardization organizations. Adrian Altenburger is also well aware of the new opportunities, and says: «It’s important to me that the Swiss economy is able to directly participate in the development of standardization principles as a non-EU member at a national institution such as DIN which is so authoritative within Europe.»
The DIN Presidial Board defines the principles of standardization policy. It makes decisions, either directly or via its committees, regarding the business and financial policy of DIN and the associated companies. The committee consists of 40 members.

The tasks of the Presidial Board include the following:

  • Setting the guidelines for the financial management of DIN, including the associated companies
  • Setting the membership fees
  • Making decisions regarding the pricing principles for DIN products
  • Making decisions regarding the foundation and dissolution of standards committees and regarding differences of opinion among standards committees
  • Making decisions regarding the technical responsibility of standards committees and the committee names
  • Making decisions regarding the rejection or cancellation of a standardization proposal or new standard proposal

German Institute for Standardization (DIN)
The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) is the independent platform for standardization in Germany. Together with business, society and research, DIN makes an important contribution to solving current challenges and enables new technologies, products and processes to be established on the market.

Professor Adrian Altenburger was
elected to the DIN Presidial Board.

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