Intertek Green Electronics Expert Recipient of Prestigious IEC 1906 Award

OTTAWA, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (, the leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries globally, is pleased to announce that Mr. Walter Jager, Director of Engineering for Intertek Health and Environmental Services, has been selected as a recipient for the prestigious IEC 1906 Award for his special work in TC 111, Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems.

The IEC 1906 Award recognizes the exceptional work of technical experts participating in IEC technical committees and special projects, drawing attention to their contribution to international standardization. The recipient is further identified for making significant contributions to the global electrical and electronic product industry.

Mr. Jager has worked extensively in the development of international electronics standards and is chairman of the Canadian Committee for IEC TC111. He contributes to development of several of the international environmental standards. His experience in these fields will be instrumental to many Intertek customers. International standards are invaluable to electronics producers and suppliers for smooth International trade, industry alignment, including effective communication through a global supply chain. Organizations align with International Standards to maximize the value and long-term compatibility of internal business processes.

As Director of Engineering for Intertek's Health and Environmental Services, Mr. Jager is responsible for leading technical strategy definition and execution as well as playing a key role in directing future research across all service portfolios. He also works closely with the operations and program management teams on customer-site deployment, R&D, and industry standards.

Mr. Jager holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia and the University of Waterloo, respectively, as well as an MBA from the University of Ottawa.

"Intertek is proud of Walter's accomplishments and this prestigious recognition by the IEC and the electrical and electronics industry", states Dr. Ruud Overbeek, Vice President of Intertek's Health and Environmental Services, Restricted Substances and REACH. "This award recognizes the invaluable contribution of Intertek experts to international standardization supporting the global industry needs".

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About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (

Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for global, regional, or local compliance, providing sound traceability systems and strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek does more than simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage they desire. Our Services offer comprehensive solutions for RoHS, Restricted Substances, CPSIA, REACH, California Proposition 65, Carbon Management, and Greenhouse Gas reduction, including on-call consulting, testing and analysis, legal representation, certification, and corporate education appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek Health & Environmental Services is a leader in global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services and product stewardship.

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Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 24,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.

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