Canadian Steve Douglas named IAEI international president
By Anthony Capkun
January 7, 2013 – Steve Douglas, senior technical code specialist for Toronto-based QPS Evaluation Services Inc., has been named the 2012–2013 international president of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)—a membership-driven, non-profit association promoting electrical safety throughout the industry.
Douglas joined IAEI in 1990 and attended his first Canadian Section meeting in 1991 in Kingston, Ont. “At that time,” he recalls, “I did not understand the full impact IAEI has on the electrical safety infrastructure in North America. I was, however, very impressed with the technical program.”
Presently, he is the vice-chair of the CE Code Part I, chair of CE Code Part I Subcommittees for Sections 2, 12 and 50, and a member on Sections 40, 64, 68, 76 and Appendix D, representing IAEI. In addition, he is the chair of CSA Standards C22.2 No. 273 Cablebus, C22.6 No. 1, Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Residential Occupancies committee, the chair of the SPE-1000 Working Group, and a member on committees for the Objective Based Industrial Electrical Code, Safety Management Systems, Solar Photovoltaic Modules, Photovoltaic Cable, Fuel Cells, Wind Turbines, Distribution Transformers, Outlet Boxes, and Wiring Fittings Hardware and Positioning Devices… to name a few. In total, he is active on 53 technical codes and standards committees.
Photo of Steve Douglas from IAEI Prairie Chapter Dinner Meeting, May 2012. Photo A. Capkun.