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February 9, 2010 - Leadership for ANSI member forums, policy committees, and program oversight committees have been announced for 2010. Policy-setting committees and councils provide strategic direction for defined program areas, while each ANSI Program Oversight or Standing Committee is responsible for operational aspects of particular ANSI program/service and reports to one of Institute Policy Committees. Supplementing committees, ANSI Member Forums represent voice of respective membership segments.

ANSI Announces 2010 Forum and Committee Leadership

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American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
11 West 42nd St., 13th Flr.
New York, NY, 10036

Press release date: January 29, 2010

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced leadership of its member forums, policy committees, and program oversight committees for 2010.

Member Forums The ANSI Member Forums represent the voice of their respective membership segments in the Institute, providing a venue for dialogue on global standards and conformity assessment issues and a unique opportunity to network with representatives of other ANSI members. Forum chairs, who are elected each year for up to three one-year terms, serve as ex-officio members of the ANSI Board of Directors. In 2010, Member Forum leadership will be:

Newly elected:
Organizational Member Forum: Mr. Fred Hayes, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute

Continuing leadership:
Company Member Forum: Ms. Roberta Nelson Shea, Pilz Automation Safety LP
Consumer Interest Forum: Ms. Kathleen A. Thuner, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators
Government Member Forum: Mr. Gregory E. Saunders, U.S. Department of Defense

Policy Committees
Policy-setting committees and councils provide strategic direction for defined program areas. Policy Committee chairs, appointed by the ANSI Chairman and approved by the Board, will be as follows:

Newly appointed:
International Policy Committee: Mr. David Miller, American Petroleum Institute

Continuing leadership:
ANSI International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Council (AIC): Mr. Robert W. Noth, Deere & Company
Conformity Assessment Policy Committee: Mr. Stephen P. Oksala, Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers
Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee: Mr. Dan Bart, Valley View Corporation
National Policy Committee: Dr. Mary C. McKiel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC): Mr. James E. Matthews, III, Corning Incorporated

Program Oversight and Standing Committees
Each ANSI Program Oversight or Standing Committee is responsible for the operational aspects of a particular ANSI program or service and reports to one of the Institute Policy Committees shown above. Program Oversight Committee chairs, who have been appointed by their respective Committee and approved by the ANSI Chairman and Executive Committee, will include the following individuals in 2010:

Newly appointed:
Appeals Board: Ms. Maureen Brodoff, National Fire Protection Association Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC): Sharon Goldsmith, Ph.D., Goldsmith International SPE

Continuing leadership:
Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers (ACC): Mr. Shahin Moinian, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Research and Testing, Inc.
ANSI Conference for Food Protection (CFP) Accreditation Committee (ACAC): Sharon Goldsmith, Ph.D., Goldsmith International SPE
Board of Standards Review (BSR): Ms. Rita Harrold, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Executive Standards Council (ExSC): Mr. William Berger, ASME

Chairs and voting members of all other Standing Committees are subject to the approval of their respective Policy Committees. These include:

ANSI ISO Forum (AIF): Ms. Karen Boehme, National Fluid Power Association Certificate Program (ANSI-CAP) Accreditation Committee (CPAC): Dr. John Roecker, Project Management Institute Committee on Education (COE): Professor Bruce Harding, CEIR, Purdue University International Conformity Assessment Committee (ICAC): Mr. Keith Mowry, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Greenhouse Gas Validation/Verification Accreditation Committee (GVAC): Mr. Steven Wilson, InterAmerican Development Bank/MIF Regional Standing Committee - Americas (RSC-A): Mr. Gene Eckhart, National Electrical Manufacturers Association Regional Standing Committee - Asia Pacific (RSC-AP): Mr. Doug Durant, Deere and Company Regional Standing Committee - Europe, Middle East & Africa (RSC-EMEA): Ms. Ileana Martinez, National Institute of Standards and Technology USNC Finance Committee: Mr. Alexander McMillan, Rockwell Automation USNC Technical Management Committee: Mr. Robert A. Williams, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

For more information on ANSI Forums and Committees, visit ANSI's Structure and Management page.
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