05Oct 2015

Press release election of the President and Vice-President of ETICS


Dr.-Ing. Michael KAPPELAN and Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang MARTIN have respectively been appointed President and Vice-President for three years by the General Assembly of ETICS on...


Dr.-Ing. Michael KAPPELAN and Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang MARTIN have respectively been appointed President and Vice-President for three years by the General Assembly of ETICS on nomination by the Board of directors.


ETICS, the European Testing, Inspection and Certification System is a not-for-profit international association established in Brussels which administrates ENEC, the European flagship conformity assessment systems for third party compliance of consumer products in the electrotechnical sector, and also in other areas that are associated with inspection, testing and product certification.


Its main activity, through the Member Certification Bodies based in Europe and the surrounding Region, is to establish that a product is reliable and meets the expectations in terms of safety, performance, energy efficiency, durability and other criteria.


ENEC, the European flagship conformity assessment system helps accessing the European market with a single mark that removes significant delays and costs for multiple testing and approvals granting the safety and good quality of products and equipment to industry, retailers, buyers, vendors and consumers.


ENEC ambition is also to be recognized outside Europe, in other Countries and Regions, as a Scheme that can be trusted granting that the certified electrical products, equipment and components are safe to use, performing efficiently and environmentally friendly.


In our fast-changing world the business in the European and Global Market is also following the same trend, the vision of the elected President and Vice-President is that the ENEC Scheme is designed to attract the European and other Regional industries to choose the value and benefit of third party conformity assessment.




Dr. -Ing. Michael KAPPELAN
President of ETICS
Dipl. -Ing. Wolfgang MARTIN
Vice-President of ETICS

Dr. Kappelan was born 1966 in Wuppertal (Germany)

Following his study of Electrical Engineering he reached a degree of Dr. -Ing. at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

In 1998 Dr. Kappelan joined the mobile phones division of Siemens AG for system test and conformity assessment. In 2007 he changed to TÜV SÜD Product Service in Munich, Germany.

He is currently member of the Management Board and responsible for all certification and inspection bodies and related test technology within TÜV SÜD global Product Service Division and member in various committees.

Dr. Kappelan among other various responsibilities within ETICS in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors, he is also a key player in the European and international Conformity Assessment Systems.

Wolfgang Martin was born 1956 in Admont (Austria)

Graduate Electrical Engineer at the Technical University in Vienna he completed his academic education by a post graduation in management at the Freiburg University in Switzerland.

In 1989 he joined OVE, the Austrian Electrotechnical Association and established OVE as global conformity assessment provider. Deputy Director of OVE he is also member of the Executive Board and has the overall responsibility for testing, inspection and certification representing Austria in European and international Conformity Assessment Systems.

In his capacity as Vice-President of EEPCA (the predecessor of ETICS and Vice-Chairman of The European Certification Scheme (ECS) he has actively contributed to the development of the ENEC Scheme during the last 20 years.


Please join me in welcoming Dr. KAPPELAN and Mr. MARTIN as part of the Officers of ETICS and in wishing them all success in their position.


Pierre de RUVO

Secretary General and CEO





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