Karsten Pohlink, Alstom Grid
Karsten Pohlink received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering in Germany in 1990. He works since 1991 in Switzerland with Sprecher Energie, GEC Alsthom, ALSTOM, AREVA T&D and ALSTOM Grid AG first in the application of protection and control systems and later in the development and test of GIS and mechanical drives. Presently he is R&D Unit Manager of the Swiss GIS unit of ALSTOM Grid. He is active within CIGRE B3 working groups since 2003, was convenor of WG B3.17, is secretary of B3 Advisory Area 2 since 2008 and is convenor of the WG B3.39 since 2014.

Peter Glaubitz, Siemens
Peter Glaubitz studied Electrical Power Engineering at Hanover Technical University in Germany graduating in 1977. He then joined the production test field of Siemens AG High Voltage GIS Switchgear Factory in Berlin/Germany, before moving to the projects and commissioning department for high-voltage substation projects where he was involved in various projects worldwide. During this period he was appointed to introduce and optimize SF6-handling procedures and equipment for SF6 switchgear. This was followed by international high-voltage project management works in various countries around the world and different responsibilities in the Siemens High Voltage Substation Business Unit. This included the responsibility for Product Technology, R&D and Product Lifecycle Management of high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear. Currently Peter Glaubitz is head of Customer Service for high-voltage GIS and Principal Expert for GIS-technology.

In CIGRÈ SC B3 “Substations” Peter Glaubitz is responsible Area Advisor for GIS, GIL and SF6 since 2009. In this function and earlier as working group convener he has published various brochures and papers in these fields. He heads as well the German CIGRÉ Study Committee B3 Substations.

Harald van der Bol, Rijkswaterstaat
Harald van der Bol studied analytical chemistry at the Higher Laboratory Education in Delft and graduated in 1994. He joined Shell Netherlands to work as an Analytical Research and Development Chemist were he was responsible for several projects. After three years at Shell Harald joined Uniqema which is a company responsible for the manufacturing of halffabricates out of natural oils and animal fats, to work for the Department of Corporate Analytical Development. In both functions Harald published several papers on static headspace techniques and multivariate data-analysis. Since 2004 Harald is working as a senior advisor at several executive agencies for the Dutch government and (among other things) responsible for the executive tasks related to the European legislation on Fluorinated F-gases.