ANSI Announces Forum and Committee Leadership for 2015.

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ANSI announced leadership of its member forums, policy committees, and program oversight committees for 2015. Elected each year for up to 3 one-year terms, forum chairs serve as ex-officio members of ANSI Board of Directors. 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 or service.



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ANSI Announces 2015 Forum and Committee Leadership



The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced leadership of its member forums, policy committees, and program oversight committees for 2015.



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 member organizations. 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 2015, Member Forum leadership will be:



Company Member Forum: Richard Forselius, Sikorsky Aircraft Company/United Technologies Corporation

Consumer Interest Forum: Kathleen Thuner, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators

Government Member Forum: Scott Colburn, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Organizational Member Forum: Mary Logan, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation



Policy Committees

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



ANSI International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Council (AIC): Daniel Roley, Caterpillar Inc

Conformity Assessment Policy Committee (CAPC): Patricia Gleason, Safety Equipment Institute

Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee (IPRPC): Earl Nied, Intel Corporation

International Policy Committee (IPC): Laura Hitchcock, The Boeing Company

National Policy Committee (NPC): Sharon Stanford, American Dental Association

United States National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC): Philip Piqueira, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)



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 chair and Executive Committee, will include the following individuals in 2015:



Accreditation Committee (ACC): Richard Church, CM Services

ANSI Conference for Food Protection (CFP) Accreditation Committee (ACAC): Sharon Goldsmith, Plexus Consulting Group

ANSI Appeals Board: Clark Silcox, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR): Steve Ferguson, ASHRAE

ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC): Neil Bogatz, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC): Dale Cyr, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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



ANSI ANAB Energy Accreditation Committee (AEAC): Jay Pendergrass, Environmental Law Institute

ANSI IREC Certificate Program Accreditation Committee (AIPAC): Robert Mahlman, The Ohio State University’s Center on Education and Training for Employment

ANSI ISO Forum (AIF): James (Rusty) Rentsch, Aerospace Industries Association

Certificate Accreditation Program Accreditation Committee (CAPAC): Ellen Fagan, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Committee on Education (COE): Monte Bogatz, IAPMO

International Conformity Assessment Committee (ICAC): Keith Mowry, UL

Greenhouse Gas Validation/Verification Accreditation Committee (GVAC): Jay Pendergrass, Environmental Law Institute

Regional Standing Committee – Americas (RSC-A): Paul Moliski, Intertek

Regional Standing Committee – Asia Pacific (RSC-AP): Pete DeMarco, IAPMO

Regional Standing Committee – Europe, Middle East & Africa (RSC-EMEA): John Kulick, Siemens

USNC Finance Committee: Robert Williams, UL

USNC Technical Management Committee: Alec McMillan, Rockwell Automation

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