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American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
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Press release date: March 27, 2009
ANSI regrets to announce that Rafael Lourenšo, deputy general secretary of the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC) and ANSI program manager for international policy, will resign as of April 3, 2009. Since assuming the role in June 2007, he has made major contributions to both USNC/IEC and ANSI, significantly participating in the expansion of the USNC's and IEC's roles in the region of the Americas.
Mr. Lourenšo came to ANSI from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he worked on international business and trade policy issues since 2005. He served as the staff coordinator to a number of coalitions and committees, including the Trade Facilitation, Counterfeiting and Piracy Task Forces of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) and the U.S. Chamber's Latin America Trade Coalition.
Mr. Lourenšo will embark on a master's degree program in globalization, international trade, and emerging markets at the University of Barcelona in Spain.