The International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) technical committee (TC) 62 is mourning the loss of another influential leader – the third such loss in a little more than a year. Juergen Stettin, who chaired subcommittee 62D, died April 5 in his home after a long illness.
Stettin had a Ph.D. in physics, although he also studied medicine. In 1999, he founded PROSYSTEM AG, a worldwide health care consulting and service firm with more than 300 clients in more than 30 countries, along with his partner Oliver P. Christ. Since 2013, Stettin had been member of the faculty for risk management at Virginia Tech University.
“My friend Juergen was a very special human being,” Christ said. “He had the gift to be a listener as well as an entertainer at the same time. He provided a very special sense of humor, and over the 25 years I knew him, my relationship to him changed. Out of a primary business partner, he became my mentor and finally a friend. I deeply miss him.”
Stettin was active in international standardization for more than 20 years and became the chairman of IEC/SC 62D in 2015. This subcommittee is responsible for more than 100 international safety standards for medical equipment and systems.
Jeffrey Eggleston, the secretary for IEC/SC 62D, said he would “always remember and admire Juergen for his optimism and his steadfast commitment to the standards community.”
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