Karl-Heinz Mayer appointed new CEN and CENELEC Innovation champion

On 8 February the CEN and CENELEC Presidential Committee appointed Karl-Heinz Mayer as the new CEN and CENELEC Innovation Champion.

Mr Karl-Heinz MAYER is Director Innovation, Codes and Standards & Program Management in Eaton’s Industries EMEA Power Distribution Division (PDD). He has been serving as CENELEC Vice-President Finance since 2022. Mr Mayer is passionate about innovation and technology and over the course of his career he has built a strong experience in the management of Research & Development, Innovation, Program Management, Quality and Standardization.


The Innovation Champion has the mandate to ensure that research and  innovation are fully anchored within CEN and CENELEC activities and priorities. Karl-Heinz Mayer is taking over this role from Stefano Calzolari, the current President of CEN, who had been appointed Innovation Champion in 2022, succeeding  Vincent Laflèche, first Innovation Champion and promoter of the CEN and CENELEC Innovation Plan.


Mr Mayer's priorities in this capacity include attracting and educating a future generation of standards makers, ensuring that standardization within companies is addressed at the appropriate level, and fostering adoption of incentives for companies participating in standardization work. Upon his nomination, he commented: 'Standardization is absolutely key for valorising and monetizing new developments in research and technology'.




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