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About Colin Pimley
Colin is a highly experienced conformity assessment professional with an in-depth knowledge of the EU ‘New Legislative Framework’ (NLF) and associated product directives covering pressure equipment, construction products and machinery.
He has over 25 years experience in product conformity assessment in the regulated sector, gained via a series of senior technical positions with leading global conformity assessment organisations.
A Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Colin originally trained in pressure equipment design, and worked in the water-tube boiler industry for 8 years gaining an in-depth knowledge of product design and manufacturing. Moving into the conformity assessment sector afforded the opportunity to deepen his knowledge across a wider range of pressure equipment using numerous national and international codes including ASME.
Colin has worked with the PED from its original introduction in the late 1990’s and been closely involved in the development of interpretations and guidelines via participation in the Notified Body co-ordination meetings at national and European level.
More recently Colin held Technical Management roles with two leading Notified Bodies with responsibilities including maintaining accreditations, development of technical procedures, competence management as well as being the focal point for resolving complex technical issues.
Currently Colin works as a freelance consultant offering his extensive expertise to a range of stakeholders, including acting as a consultant supporting the European Commission in the assessment of Harmonised Standard (HAS) for the PED and SPVD sectors.
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