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Eaton expert in electrical codes and standards named president of U.S. National committee to IEC

July 18, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA - Power management company Eaton recently announced that Kevin Lippert, senior manager of standards for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, was appointed president of the United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). In this role, Lippert will help establish policy and direction for the USNC Council in the IEC on testing, certification and accreditation for the electrotechnical industry. 

“Kevin’s appointment to lead the U.S. delegation is a testament to his knowledge and influence in the electrical industry,” said Michael Regelski, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Eaton’s Electrical Sector. “It also signifies the importance of Eaton’s role in codes and standards development globally for the electrical industry.”  

As president of the USNC Council to the IEC, Lippert’s responsibilities include:

  • Chair the USNC Council, which helps establish the policy and direction for U.S. representation in the IEC
  • Represent USNC interests in the IEC and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Lead U.S. delegations in IEC and related international and regional meetings
Kevin Lippert

A committee of the ANSI, the USNC is the U.S. member body to the IEC and serves as the focal point for U.S. stakeholders interested in the development, promulgation, and use of globally relevant standards for the electotechnical industry. The committee is also engaged in the assessment of conformance to standards, undertaking work in areas such as testing, certification, and accreditation.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. 

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


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