Mr. George received his Electrical Eng. Degree from the HEI School in France and joined Sediver as Research Engineer in 1986. After working as Production Manager for the Composite Insulator Division and Quality Mgr. and Technical Dir. for North America, he is now Scientific Director, with responsibilities covering R&D and technical assistance worldwide. His cross-functional positions with more than 30 years of experience have given him expertise in insulator performance as well as research and development. He has published and co-authored extensively on overhead lines, with 40 papers and articles and he is also author/co-author of patents and utility models. He is a member of CIGRE, IEEE, NEMA, ANSI and CSA as well as 2018 recipient of the Claude de Tourreil Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Electrical Insulators.