Press Release Summary:
ANSI announced that Ken Gettman, the international standards director at NEMA, is the 2016 recipient of the Finegan Standards Medal, which honors individuals who have shown extraordinary leadership in development and application of voluntary standards. An engineer by training, Gettman has worked at NEMA for the past 22 years, before which he worked at Underwriters Laboratories and served in the United States Navy. He serves as NEMA representative to USNC Technical Management Committee.
Original Press Release:
NEMA's Ken Gettman Honored with 2016 ANSI Finegan Standards Medal
ROSSLYN, Va., —The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced this week that Ken Gettman, the international standards director at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is the 2016 recipient of the Finegan Standards Medal. This award honors an individual who has shown extraordinary leadership in the actual development and application of voluntary standards. Gettman will be recognized at an awards ceremony and banquet on October 26, 2016, held in conjunction with World Standards Week in Washington, D.C.
“Ken has done consistently outstanding work on international standards development with ANSI and others,” commented NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff. “This award is well-deserved recognition of the substantive contributions he has made to NEMA and the electroindustry.”
An engineer by training, Gettman has worked at NEMA for the past 22 years, before which he worked at Underwriters Laboratories and served in the United States Navy. He is secretary of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Subcommittee 22G on Adjustable Speed Drives and serves as the NEMA representative to the United States National Committee (USNC) Technical Management Committee. Gettman is highly involved in USNC/IEC activities, including coordinating U.S. participation in 18 IEC technical and subcommittees and serving as a U.S. expert in more than 50 IEC working groups. He is currently the vice chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (SCC39).
For more information on ANSI, the award, and World Standards Week, visit the ANSI website.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers on the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.
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