Certification Team in Europe
ACB Europe has a diverse team of world renowned industry experts. We specialize in Wireless Device Certification. Contact ACB
In May 2012, we were joined by Pieter Robben as a regulatory review engineer. Pieter is a TCB for the FCC, an FCB for ISED (formerly Industry Canada), an RCB for Japan, and a Notified Body for the R&TTE and EMC Directives. Pieter’s experience as a Notified Body and Certification Body is a potent part of our Certification team. Pieter has been reviewing FCC applications since before the TCB program was created. He is well known in the European community as past chairman of the R&TTECA. Pieter has been working with MIC matters since the inauguration of the Japan-EU Mutual Recognition Arrangement. Pieter’s past experience includes EMC, Radio and Safety testing and certification for test laboratories and manufacturers. He has been in the industry for more than 20 years. Pieter provides worldwide services to our global customers from his office in the Groningen area of the Netherlands.
In February 2013, we were joined by Kare Oksanen as a regulatory review engineer. Kare is a TCB for the FCC and an FCB for ISED. Kare has detailed experience in FCC and ISED certification, plus R&TTE compliance for a range of radio devices. His particular specialty is in mobile/cellular device approvals and advanced mobile technologies, including LTE/4G. Kare joins us from Nokia where he has been responsible for compliance of their mobile phone range. He is well known in the industry as a regular attendee at the TCB Council workshops. Kare’s past experience includes testing, development and certification of innovative products. He has been in the industry for almost 20 years. Kare provides worldwide services to our global customers from his office in the Oulu area of Finland.
Robert Graham has worked in the wireless industry since 1988, initially for GEC Plessey Telecommunications, and in 1992 moving to RFI Global Services Ltd., a UL company and provider of regulatory and compliance services to the wireless, cellular, electronics and smart card industries worldwide. His broad range of experience includes EMC facility management, regulatory approval, EMF exposure, Bluetooth® qualification and test system design. He has 10 years’ experience in cellular device certification and the validation of RF and protocol conformance test equipment for 3GPP cellular, WiMAX and Bluetooth wireless technology. He regularly attended and contributed to GCF, PTCRB, PVG and BTAB meetings worldwide. Robert is currently an Application Review Engineer with ACB Europe.
ACB Europe is led by Michael Derby as the senior regulatory review engineer and Director of ACB Europe. Michael has been with ACB since November 2007. Michael is a TCB for the FCC, an FCB for ISED and a Notified Body for the RE and EMC Directives (RED and EMCD). Michael is an active member of the REDCA and TCB Council. He is the liaison between the two organizations and is presently the Vice-Chairman of the TCB Council Board of Directors, having served two full terms as the Chairman. Michael is the secretary of the EMC Test Lab Association. Michael is also responsible for ACB’s training activities, including webinars and seminar workshops. Michael’s past experience includes product development, testing and certification for test laboratories and manufacturers. Michael provides worldwide services to our global customers from his office in the Hampshire area of the UK.
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