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Philip M. Piqueira

Philip M. Piqueira

Vice Chair
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Philip M. Piqueira is Vice President-Global Standards for Underwriters Laboratories with the responsibility for managing UL’s global standards operation. Prior to accepting his position with UL, he was the Global Standards Leader for the General Electric Industrial Solutions Business, and had been with General Electric for 35 years. During that time he had held a number of engineering positions including the managerial responsibility for all overcurrent electrical protective devices He also had the responsibility for unifying and integrating the Industrial Solutions standards activities on a global basis and was active on several standards organizations including the United States National Committee of the IEC, the American National Standards Institute, and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Mr. Piqueira is the Immediate Past President of the United States National Committee of the IEC and is a member of the ANSI Board of Directors. He was also the recipient of NEMA’s prestigious “Kite and Key” award in 2002 for standards leadership, ANSI’s Meritorious Service Award in 2007 for contributions to the U.S. voluntary standardization system, and the Astin-Polk International Standards Medal in 2015 for promoting trade.

Mr. Piqueira has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer from the State of Connecticut.


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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