ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Board Officers

Paris Stavrianidis

Paraskevas “Paris” Stavrianidis

Vice Chair
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Paris Stavrianidis is general manager of FM Approvals, a member of the FM Global group. Named to the position in December 2001, Mr. Stavrianidis previously served as assistant vice president and manager of the FM Approvals electrical department where he oversaw certification of equipment used at hazardous locations, detection and signaling, and reliability evaluations of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). A recognized expert in the area of applied statistics, system reliability methodologies, and quantitative risk assessment techniques, Mr. Stavrianidis served as director of risk and reliability research for the company prior to that. He began his career with FM Global as a sprinkler research scientist in 1987.

During his tenure with FM Approvals, Mr. Stavrianidis has led and participated in several committees for the Instrument Society of America (ISA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Electrotechical Commission (IEC), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He chaired ASME’s Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division from 1999 to 2000, and served on the editorial board of the Reliability Engineering and System Safety Journal from 1995 to 1997. He is currently serving as vice chair on the board of directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He previously served two terms on the ANSI board of directors, serving three years on the Auditing Committee. He is also currently serving on the board of directors of the International Fire Sprinkler Association (IFSA). He has authored over 30 research reports and has published 25 technical papers in national and international journals.

Mr. Stavrianidis completed both undergraduate and graduate work at Northeastern University in Boston, MA earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering.


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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