Matthews is a dedicated leader committed to the development and promotion of consensus-based, globally accepted international standards. As the immediate past president of the US National Committee (USNC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) from 2006 to 2010, he represented the interests of the US electrotechnical community in the IEC Council and Council Board, its primary management bodies, and in regional standardization bodies. In his long history with IEC he has held several key leadership positions. Mr. Matthews has been a dedicated leader in ANSI activities for a number of years, and currently serves as co-chair of the recently launched ANSI Electric Vehicle Standards Panel. In addition, he is a member of the ECIA Board of Directors and serves as liaison to the Strategic Council for Standards & Guidelines.
“We congratulate Jim on this prestigious award”, said ECIA President Robin B. Gray, Jr. “His work in this key area of standards has been of great benefit to the industry. ECIA is proud to have him on its Board.”