Pierre Selva

Pierre Selva

I’m involved in Conformity Assessment world from my beginning in 1988 with Hewlett Packard. After holding several positions as employee, self employee or company owner, I joined Schneider in 2005 at Grenoble, in PCP activity. I'm now in charge of both Conformity Assessment and Market Surveillance at Corporate level. My experience has been build with much different type of products. I use to work with the main Certification Bodies and regulatory agencies around the world.

The dramatis personae of conformity assessment in electrics

Conformity assessment in the electrical industry has a cast of four main actors: Standards Body, who sets Standards. Customer. Manufacturer, who seeks to sell to Customer. Certification Body, better known… Read more »

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Standardization and Certification: Indissociable but different

As a member of the conformity assessment community, I get asked: what’s the difference between conformity assessment, standardization and certification? Actually, they’re different things. Broadly speaking, I’d say this. Certification is part… Read more »


Who’s who and What’s what in conformity assessment?

Here’s a definition of conformity assessment. “Conformity Assessment is the demonstration that specified requirements relating to a product, process, system, person or body are fulfilled.” This definition is taken from… Read more »

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