The Steering Council is set up and operates in accordance with the rules included in the SIM document “Rules of Order”.

The SIM Council comprises eleven (11) members.     

The Steering Council shall plan and coordinate the implementation of all SIM activities.

– At least three months before the completion of the offices, the Steering Council calls for nominating candidates for: President of the Technical Committee, Professional Development Coordinator, President of the Quality Systems Task Force (QSTF), and Project Coordinator. The selection of the winning candidate is based on the CVs of the applicants.

– Establishes working groups for specific tasks.

– Approves the creation of new technical Metrology Working Groups (MGW).

– Approves the presidents for the technical working groups.

– Applies and enforces the resolutions of the General Assembly. 

– Approves an annual budget for SIM activities.

– Approves an annual financial report to be subsequently submitted to the General Assembly for further approval.

–  Recommends the agreements to be signed by SIM.

– Designates members to represent SIM in conferences and meetings with other organizations, among others.

– Recommends admission and termination of members before the General Assembly.

– Reviews SIM´s proposals for their submission to potential funding agencies.



SIM President  – Claire Saundry 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1070, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070- USA 
Tel: +1 (301) 975- 3069

Former SIM President -Hector Laiz
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (INTI) 
Colectora Avenida Gral Paz 5445. Parque Tecnológico Miguelete 
San Martín, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Tel: +54 11 4724- 6413 

Project Coordinator –

Technical Committee Chair – James Olthoff
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)    
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1070, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070- USA 
Tel: +1 (301) 975- 2300

Professional Development Coordinator – Rodrigo Costa-Felix
Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia (INMETRO)  
Av. N. Sra. das Gracas, 50 – Xerem
Duque de Caxias – Rio de Janeiro- Brasil
Tel: +55-21-2679 9720

Quality Systems Task Force Chair – Georgette Macdonald 
National Research Council
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6- Canada
Tel: +1 613-990-6808

SIM Executive Secretary– Claudia Santo


ANDIMET – Edwin Cristancho
Instituto Nacional de Metrología  
Av. Carrera 50 No 26 – 55 Int. 2 Bogotá, D.C. – Colombia
Tel: +(593 2) 3931010 al 3931019 ext. 2099

CAMET – Claudia Alejandrina Estrada
Centro de Investigaciones de Metrología (CIM)
Facultad de Ingeniería y Arquitectura
Universidad de El Salvador 
Final 25 Avenida Norte, San Salvador, El Salvador, C. A.
Tel: +503 2225- 2608 

CARIMET – I-Ronn Audain 
St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS)
P.O.Box 186 – La Guerite, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Tel.: +1 (869)-465-5279  

NORAMET- Victor Lizardi
Centro Nacional de Metrología (CENAM)  
km 4.5 Carretera a Los Cués, Municipio El Marqués, Querétaro, México
Tel: +52 442 2110 500 to 04 Ext. 3803/ 3082

SURAMET – Pedro Ibarra     
Instituto Nacional de Normalización (INN) 
Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 1449, Torre 7
Piso 18, Santiago Downtown
Santiago – Chile
Tel: +562 2445-8808