The World Curling Federation (WCF) has appointed eight members to its new Technical Commission with the aim of ensuring outstanding ice conditions at all of its events.
It will also assist Member Associations improve or build new curling facilities.
Sweden's Leif Ohman, Switzerland's Stefan Roethlisberger and Scotland's Tom Brewster have been appointed for four years, while Canada's Greg Ewasko and Hungary's Gyoergy Nagy will serve a two-year term.
The chief ice technicians for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games in Beijing were also chosen.
Canada's Hans Wuthrich will take charge of the Olympics and Scotland's Mark Callan the Paralympics.
Japan's Toyo Ogawa, an WCF Board director, will chair the new Commission.
"This new commission will enhance our ability to ensure outstanding ice conditions at all our World Curling Championships, qualification events and the Curling World Cup," Kate Caithness, the WCF President, said.
"It will also work to bring new dedicated curling ice facilities to fruition.
"We are delighted that the world’s top ice experts will form this commission and I am excited to see the steps forward they will take in the coming years, both at the grassroots and elite levels of the game."