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Joseph Tretler Jr.

Joseph Tretler Jr.

Vice President, International Policy
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Joseph Tretler Jr. is the American National Standards Institute’s vice president for international policy.

Mr. Tretler assumed this role in 2014, where he is responsible for leading 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.

He is also be responsible for liaising 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), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), as well as associations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

Mr. Tretler joined ANSI in 1985 as a program administrator for the Institute’s Standards Technology department. He became ANSI’s program director, international, in 1989 and was promoted to information technology business director in 1996, overseeing implementation of processes and systems related to an organization-wide business process redesign. Beginning in 1998, Mr. Tretler served as ANSI’s senior director, international technical programs and services, managing ANSI’s coordination efforts related to U.S. participation in the international standardization activities of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), overseeing ANSI’s ISO outreach and enhanced services program, and leading ANSI’s ISO Team (ISOT), among other responsibilities.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide.

The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

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