Peter Hoekstra has joined the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) staff as Vice President, Technical Services. Hoekstra joins AHAM with more than 20 years of engineering and project management experience.
Hoekstra will lead AHAM's Technical Services Department which oversees the development of the association's voluntary performance rating standards for appliances; administers AHAM's product rating verification programs; provides technical support for extensive regulatory advocacy issues; oversees cooperative research, and participates in the standards processes of other standards bodies such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association International (CSA), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), National Electric Code (NEC) and the Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards (CANENA).
Immediately prior to joining AHAM, Hoekstra was Senior Director, Engineering with Health-Mor Industries, a manufacturer of floor care appliances. Hoekstra has also held various technical positions with Zenith Fuel Systems, Electrolux and Tappan Appliance. Hoekstra holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Illinois, U.S. and a Master of Science, Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee, U.S.