Gary Kushnier, vice president, international policy, at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced plans to transition into the position of ANSI senior advisor – international. In this new role, he will continue to provide important guidance on issues related to ANSI’s international policy work on a part-time basis. During his nearly 39 years of dedicated service to ANSI, Mr. Kushnier previously served as vice president of ANSI’s office in Brussels, vice president in the Office of the ANSI President, and vice president of standards technology, among other positions.
In his role as vice president, international policy, Mr. Kushnier has overseen ANSI’s policy coordination and liaison activities related to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the European Organization for Testing and Certification (EOTC), the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC), and the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT), as well as their national member bodies and other relevant groups. In addition to overseeing ANSI’s policy coordination with international and regional standards bodies, he has often liaised with U.S. government agencies, such as the Department of Commerce (DoC)'s International Trade Administration (ITA) and National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), plus associations such as the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. ANSI is grateful for his tremendous contributions to the Institute and the entire standardization community, and is grateful for his willingness to continue providing his expertise as a senior advisor.
As a result of Mr. Kushnier’s transition to his new role on November 1, 2013, ANSI is actively seeking applicants for the position of vice president, international policy. The position, based in ANSI’s headquarters in Washington, DC, requires significant travel in the U.S. and abroad. Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree and have at least fifteen years of experience organizing broad-based meetings, managing staff, and operating successfully in multicultural work environments. Strong communication, organizational, and technical skills, as well as keen operational and analytical abilities and political judgment are essential qualities in any applicant.
The full job listing and online application information is available on ANSI's website.