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13 Oct 20201 minute read

Simon Barkes elected ETIM president

Simon Barkes elected ETIM president

Former EDA president Simon Barkes has been elected as the fourth president of ETIM International.

A long-time champion of digitalisation for the UK’s electrotechnical sector, Simon led the introduction of the ETIM global data standard to the UK in 2017.

ETIM is the international data model for the standardisation and classification of technical product data and is managed by ETIM International. As ETIM International president, Simon will lead an executive board of five representatives drawn from ETIM member countries. Overall, there are currently 22 country members of ETIM International, including the UK.

Simon, MD at EDA Member BEMCO (British Electrical and Manufacturing Company), said, “It is an honour to be part of the team leading the strategic direction of ETIM.

“Access to high quality product data is key to the wholesalers’ online sales success and the pressure is on to keep pace with customers who want the knowledge that trade counter teams have but backed by the convenience of ecommerce.”

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