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ANSI Appoints Michael Petosa as Vice President of Information Technology

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Press release date: January 6, 2009

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private not-for-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. standardization and conformity assessment system, has announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Petosa as its new vice president of information technology. Petosa assumed his new responsibilities on January 1, 2009.

A career professional in the development and delivery of IT applications and services, Mr. Petosa previously served as the Institute's director of information technology. He joined ANSI staff in 2004 following tenures as chief technical officer at Pencom Systems, Inc., an executive placement and IT consulting firm, and as director of MIS (management information systems) at Career Blazers, a staffing and computer training services firm.

"In the four years since he joined ANSI staff, Mike has played a leading role in the development and delivery of IT applications and services to meet the growing needs of the Institute and our constituents," said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. "His reputation as a hands-on manager with strong technical skills and solid business acumen were a perfect match with ANSI's needs as we integrate strategic thinking in the IT area with our overall strategic planning efforts."

"The steadfast support that the Information Technology team has received from everyone in the ANSI federation has enabled us to excel in meeting our project goals year after year," said Petosa. "I look forward to joining the senior management team and bringing the IT perspective to the table as the Institute focuses on creating innovative business solutions that are in line with ANSI's mission and goals and that meet the needs of our members and customers."

Mr. Petosa holds a bachelor of science and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York City.

ANSI's mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.

ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

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