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ABYC Members Named to ISO Standards Group

Thursday, June 29, 2017  
Posted by: Shannon Aronson
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ABYC Members Named to ISO Standards Group

ANNAPOLIS, Md. Staff and technical board members of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) have been appointed to leadership roles in the development of the International Standards Organization (ISO) small craft standards, representing the United States.

“The payoff for U.S. delegation engaging in ISO standards development is far greater than most realize,” said ABYC Technical VP Craig Scholten. “We collaborate with the industry in efforts to harmonize requirements with ABYC standards and support boating safety internationally, allowing builders to standardize products and better succeed in export markets.”

Working groups of experts negotiate all aspects of the development of ISO standards, including scope, key definitions, content and alignment with the Recreational Craft Directive. The working groups met in Berlin, Germany, the week of June 19 and reviewed 20 different ISO standards. Plenary meetings of TC 188 and TC 188/SC2 were also held with new appointments of U.S. delegates to leadership roles within the working groups and TC 188.

List of U.S. delegates and positions are below (new appointments indicated by an asterisk):

*Tom Marhevko, ABYC Technical Board Member, NMMA – Chairman of ISO TC 188, and convener of WG 6 Personal Watercraft

*Pete Chisholm, ABYC Technical Board Chairman, Mercury Marine – Chairman of ISO TC 188/SC2 Engines and propulsion systems

*Craig Scholten, ABYC Technical VP – Convener of ISO/TC 188 /SC2 WG 3 Steering and project leader of Waste Treatment Systems

*David Broadbent, ABYC Technical Standards Specialist – Convener of ISO/TC 188 WG 10 Electrical

David Marlow, ABYC Past Chairman, Brunswick Corporation – Convener of ISO/TC 188 WG 9 Main dimensions and documentations

Robert Newsome, NMMA – Project leader of ISO/TC 188/SC2 WG 2 Ventilation

If you are exporting product to another country and need to better understand the compliance requirements call ABYC at 410-990-4460 or visit www.abycinc.org.

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