Dow Wire and Cable recently announced that Simon Sutton, European end-use marketing manager, has been appointed to the CIGRE Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) for solid insulating materials.
The SAG provides guidance to the study committee chairman and proposes topics for working groups within CIGRE’s Materials and Emerging Test Techniques Study Committee (SC D1) whose scope includes cable insulation, silicone rubber and epoxies.
“CIGRE is one of the most respected international professional associations involved in all aspects of technology for electric power,” said Tim Laughlin, general manager at Dow Wire & Cable. “We are delighted that Simon was asked to join this advisory group to share his knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the industry.”
CIGRE SAG Chairman John Densley said that Sutton has much expertise in insulating materials and practical utility experience that will prove valuable to the advisory group.
Sutton joined Dow in 2007 after having spent 11 years with National Grid, where he filled roles including team leader positions in cable policy, condition monitoring and thermal rating. He also was responsible for managing external research programs and representing the U.K. on several CIGRE working groups and was an EPSRC College member.
Sutton has a bachelor’s degree in physics with subsidiary mathematics and a doctorate in physical properties of polymers from the University of Reading. He is a Chartered Physicist and member of the Institute of Physics.
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CIGRE (Conseil International des Grands RÃ©seaux Electriques, or International Council on Large Electric Systems) is one of the leading organizations on electrical power systems. With more than 11,000 individual and collective members from 89 countries, CIGRE is an international forum uniting key partners from industry, utilities and academia. CIGRE addresses issues related to every aspect of electrical power systems, including the development, operation and management of power systems; design, construction, testing, maintenance and disposal of equipment and plants; electricity markets and regulation; and the environment.
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