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Senior Staff

Michael A. Petosa

Vice President of Information Technology
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Michael A. Petosa is vice president of information technology at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He provides leadership for the development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment at ANSI. He is responsible for a broad range of strategic technology issues, IT governance and policy, resources and budget, delivery of IT services and infrastructure, information security, enterprise and cloud solutions, and end-user support.

Mr. Petosa joined ANSI in 2004 as director of information technology, bringing with him twenty three years of experience in systems design, engineering, and business management, and in 2008 he was named vice president of information technology. Prior to his arrival at ANSI, Mr. Petosa was chief technical officer at Pencom Systems, Inc., and director of management information systems at Career Blazers. Earlier in his career, he was an electrical engineer at Bell Laboratories where he designed microprocessor based communication terminals, a systems engineer at AT&T Information Systems where he designed large scale communication systems for commercial use, and a senior partner and vice president of a privately held wholesale distribution firm in New York City. He is an active member of the Information Technology Strategy Advisory Group (ITSAG), an advisory group to the ISO council, and is an active participant in the "ISO Open Source software development framework" (ISOurce) representing the United States. Mr. Petosa also sits on the Advisory Board of the DeMatteis School of Engineering & Applied Science at Hofstra University located in Hempstead, NY.

Mr. Petosa holds both a bachelor of science and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York.

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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