The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards has a new director. The newest addition to the SLBS management is Mr. Verne Emmanuel. Mr. Emmanuel brings with him more than 10 years experience in the field of engineering and project management. He will be responsible for directing, controlling, planning and organizing the affairs of the SLBS, with a view to advancing the mission of the organization including effective implementation of its work programs at the national level.

Mr. Emmanuel holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, a Masters in Reliability Engineering & Risk, and a Masters in Project Management and is a certified Project Management Professional. Mr. Emmanuel is a certified Green Project Manager and is the Vice Chairman of the Regional Project team of the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) GIZ- CARICOM funded Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code.

Mr. Emmanuel currently serves as President of the Association of Professional Engineers of Saint Lucia (APESL), President of the Board of the Saint Lucia Coalition of Service Industries (SLCSI); Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Board of the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority and a member of the Air-condition and Refrigeration Association of Saint Lucia where he sits on the executive team as Treasurer.

Mr. Emmanuel is a long standing and dedicated standards development professional having served on various SLBS technical committees. His success in demonstrating the capacity to lead and follow through on projects that would lead to the implementation of new standards earned him the award for Outstanding Services as Chairman of the Mechanical, Products and Practices Technical Committee for the period 2015-2017.

Mr. Emmanuel is a consummate professional who subscribes to best evidence-based practices making him well qualified for the position.

With this appointment, Mr Emmanuel joins a team of select individuals who have made significant contributions in standardization at the SLBS.

For further information on this subject please contact Virnet St. Omer-Fontenelle at 453-0059.