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the ISAD Team

chairman of the board

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Faouzi Derbel started his engagement as chairman for ISAD in november 2017. In april 2021 he was elected as new first chairman of the board.

He is working as a professor at the University of Applied Siences HTWK LeipzigWithin the faculty of Electrical Engineering Prof. Derbel holds the Chair of Smart Diagnostics and Online Monitoring.

Next to teaching he engages in research about electrical networks and smart grids / wireless sensor networks (WSN) and machine diagnostics among other things.

Besides cooperating with DKE / BNetzA and EC/EU as a representative of ISAD he is responsible as such for ETSI TG 28 / ETSI TG generic and network as well as the SRD sector in general.



+49 (0)179 5392602

vice chairman

Frank Tofahrn is holding the position as ISAD vice chairman since november 2017, after engaging in our association for many years as representative for ISAD e.V. member IMST GmbH (position: head of ERM-Testlab).

Within the EMFU  - the European Model Flying Union - Frank Tofahrn is holding the position of general secretary.

He is a specialist for circuit designs regarding Short Range Devices, CE certification and norming procedures within the ETSI. Besides cooperating with DKE / BNetzA and EC/EU as a representative of ISAD he is responsible as such for ETSI TG 11 / TG 41 and TG Aero.



+49 (0)177 5610422


Bircan Taslica is active in our association since 2019. 2020 he took on the position of consultant to the chairboard regarding cyber security and automotive. In april 2021 Mr. Taslica was elected as third chairman.

He is a representative for ISAD member TÜV Rheinland, where he holds the position of Global Head of V2x / ADAS/AD / IoT Wireless and 5G –FMS (Future Mobility Solution).

Key tasks of his work are the development of new provisions of service in the V2x area (e.g. ADAS / cV2x / cyber security) for TÜVR as well as the promotion of international standardisation in the ADAS/AD sector.

Besides cooperating with DKE / BNetzA and EC/EU as a representative of ISAD he is responsible as such for ETSI TC Cyber.



+49 (0)160 91529686

general manager

Florian Strakosch (M. Sc.) took on the position of general manager for ISAD in november 2021. 

He is a staff member of the EET | institute for electrical engineering at HTWK Leipzig.

There Mr. Strakosch works on the research on and development of machine diagnostics (condition / AI based) as well as energy self-sufficient radio sensor networks.

He is a general representative of our association and within the ISAD contact for all matters regarding communication, office management as well as oranizing and leading events and acitivities. 




senior consultant

Olaf Schwab is one of our founding members and has helped shaping the ISAD significantly as constant first chairman of the board for the last 18 years. In april 2021 he resigned from office and took on the job as treasurer as well as senior consultant to the chairboard.

Since 2004 he is working as an independent consultant  (Kurze Welle / Schautec) for inter/national businesses offering support and solutions regarding data and audio radio matters.

He represents the ISAD in front of DKE / BNetzA and EU/EC as well as at ETSI TC TC Cyber / ERM / TC RRS and OCG/EMCDRED. Since march 2021 he is a member of the ETSI Special Task Force 592 regarding RED art. 3.3 and 4.



+49 (0)173 6357492

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