CEO Terrence O’Hanlon has been selected to represent the United States on a new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) group in Geneva, Switzerland.

O’Hanlon will be on ISO Working Group 39, which will develop ISO/IEC 17021-5 requirements for auditing and certification of asset management systems. The meeting will take place Feb. 25 through March 1 at the ISO Central Secretariat in Geneva.

“There has been a tremendous three year effort by people from over 28 countries to create what will become the ISO-55000 Asset Management Standard in early 2014, ” O’Hanlon said. “17021-5 is working on an International Standard to ensure the competencies required for organizations that will provide assessment and certification for Asset Management.”

The International Standards Organization develops and publishes international standards that ensure products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Terrence O'HanlonO’Hanlon is a maintenance, reliability and asset management thought leader. He is a popular keynote presenter of plant maintenance, proactive reliability and physical asset management. He is the Publisher of and Uptime® Magazine. He is a voting member of the ASTM E-53 Asset Management Committee and an active member of the US-TAG to ISO-PC251 Asset Management Standards technical committee. He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Association of Facilities Engineers and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

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