ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Board Officers

Kevan P. Lawlor

Kevan P. Lawlor

Chair of the Board
NSF International


Kevan P. Lawlor was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of NSF International in September 2003. NSF International is the Public Health and Safety Company, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1944. NSF provides technical risk management solutions to manufacturers, to government and to the public particularly related to the food and water industries. NSF provides services to clients operating in over 100 countries. These services include product certification, standards development, management systems registration, laboratory testing, training and education and food safety audits for retailers and suppliers. A 25 year veteran of NSF, Lawlor previously held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President – Food Safety, and President of NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. (NSF-ISR).

Prior to joining NSF, Lawlor held accounting and finance positions with Guardian Industries, a global leader in raw and fabricated glass products, and Uniroyal, Inc., a global manufacturer of chemicals, plastics and tire products.

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lawlor received his B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University in 1979 and in 1982 earned the Certified Internal Auditor designation.

Mr. Lawlor is currently a member of the ANSI Board of Directors and also served as director on the ANSI/RAB National Accreditation Program Joint Operating Board. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Michigan School of Public Health and serves on the Boards of Cleary University and Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


ANSI is a not-for-profit membership organization that brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors dedicated to furthering U.S. and international voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments. ANSI accredits national standards developing organizations and approves American National Standards. It is the sole U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also a member of the International Accreditation Forum, the Pacific Area Standards Congress, and the Pan American Standards Commission.

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