"I have the pleasure of knowing Martin Bastiaans for many years as an academician and as an IEEE volunteer. There is no doubt in my mind that he will be an effective and successful R8 director. Therefore, I endorse his petition, and would like to see his name on the ballot as the third name, in addition to two other excellent candidates that the IEEE Region 8 Committee has already identified."
"I endorse Martin Bastiaans to become the third Region 8 candidate for 2011-2012 Director-Elect. His long experience as a volunteer at the Section, Region, and IEEE levels qualifies him to be considered."
"I fully support Martin Bastiaans' petition to become the third candidate for IEEE Region 8 2011-2012 Director-Elect. I have known Martin for a long time in various IEEE volunteer capacities. He is an efficient leader, a great mentor, and above all a warm person, who has a proven track record of attracting and retaining outstanding volunteers to further IEEE's mission and vision."
"I have known Martin Bastiaans for a number of years. He is an active and dedicated volunteer, and has been deeply involved at the MGA Board, Region and Section level. I fully support his goal of IEEE as a premier membership organization, serving all its members globally at the highest possible level. He would be an excellent Region 8 Director."
I sincerely thank Levent Onural, Marc Apter, Jens Hannemann and Lewis Terman for endorsing me, when I was trying to become a Director-Elect candidate. After having reached the required number of signatures, I am officially a candidate (by petition, i.e., nominated directly by the members) and I do no longer acquire endorsements.
It is now the time for the IEEE members themselves to speak.