Simon Barkes is the new elected President for ETIM International

Simon Barkes has been elected as the fourth President of ETIM International and, following a formal handover in November 2020, will lead the organization for the next three years. A long-time champion of digitalization for the UK’s electrotechnical sector it was in 2017, during the second of his two EDA Presidencies, that Simon led the introduction of the ETIM global data standard to this country.


Simon Barkes - ETIM President

ETIM is the international data model for the standardization and classification of technical product data and is managed by ETIM International from its Belgium HQ. As ETIM International President Simon succeeds Jan Janse, formerly of Sonepar, to lead an Executive Board of