ISO standards veteran receives Russian honour

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R.G. Elkin & B. Frey
Mrs. Frey is presented with the V.V. Boitsov medal by Mr. Elkin, CEO of ISO's member for Russian, GOST R.

Béatrice Frey, who retired in 2011 after 39 years' service to ISO (International Organization for Standardization), was recently honoured by the award of Russia's V.V. Boitsov medal for "achievements in the field of standardization and quality".

Mrs. Frey, who was Head of the Bureau of the ISO Secretary-General, was presented with her award on 17 February by Mr. Grigory I.  Elkin, CEO of ISO's member for Russia, GOST R, in Moscow.

Mr. Elkin commented: "Béatrice Frey has accomplished so much to ensure successful ISO General Assemblies and other events of the organization, while always supporting the national standards body of the Russian Federation". In response, Mrs. Frey, who speaks five languages including Russian, expressedher thanks for receiving a medal which is so important to standardization in Russia.

Tributes to Mrs. Frey were also paid by previous recipients of the Boitsov medal, Mr. Korechkov, Minister for Technical Regulation of the Euro-Asian Standardization Cooperation (EASC), and Mr. Belobragin,GOST R standards veteran.