LEVA-EU Technical Director, Bram Rotthier, wins standardization award
372 days ago
“Our experts work all year round to help shape standards. In all possible fields. Our society and economy reap the benefits of this,” said NBN President Johan Haelterman. “We therefore consider it very important to thank the people working behind the scenes and to give them the recognition they deserve.“
For the sixth time, the Belgian standardization organization, NBN organized its Thank-You-Event on Thanksgiving Day. In Bozar in Brussels, four Belgian experts and 1 NBN partner were honoured during this festive evening. They received an award for their efforts in the development and promotion of standards.
The highlight of the evening was the award ceremony. Five Belgian professionals were allowed to take the stage and one of them was LEVA-EU’s technical director, Bram Rotthier. He very deservedly won the award in the category “young experts”.
Bram (32) is not only technical director at LEVA-EU. He is also head of the department energy technology at Odisee University College and father of two young children. Despite his very full schedule, he manages to also dedicate a considerable amount of his time to standardization. As chairman of BEC TC125, the technical committee for Personal e-Transporters (PeTs), he is closely involved in the development of standards for electrically powered means of transport. He also collaborates as an expert on standards for cycles at the European and international level. Some of the international meetings require him to get up in the middle of the night. Bram lectures annually to energy technology students at Odisee University of Applied Sciences on standards development. He is active as a standards expert in IEC TC125, CEN TC333, and ISO TC149.
A deep-rooted belief in the potential of light electric vehicles inspires Bram. He demonstrates this not only by word but also by deed as he commutes by speed-pedelec over a distance of 80 km. LEVA-EU is very grateful to Bram for all his hard and excellent work.