Geoff Lockwood has worked in the fan industry at ebm-papst for 32 years. During his career he has supported the industry through active participation in trade associations and standards committees. This has led to a dual role where he devolves time in research and development in the UK with Public Affairs for the group company in Europe. He is actively involved in British, European (CEN TC156 WG17) and International standards committees (ISO TC117). For the last 10 years he has chaired the Fan Working Group of the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA). This working group has developed many position and guidance documents that have established proactive engagement in many European Commission topics including the re-drafting of the ecodesign regulation for fans.