Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award
The Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award, named after the late U.S.
Secretary of Commerce, recognizes demonstrated leadership in promoting the
important role of standardization in eliminating global barriers to trade.
This special award was presented during the U.S. World Standards Day reception
and dinner, which was held in Washington, DC.
Guidelines for Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award
Guidelines for Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award – As developed by
World Standards Day Planning Committee, June 1995.
Demonstrates leadership in promoting the role of international standards to
eliminate global barriers to trade and in promoting U.S. standards as a tool to
enhance U.S. global competitiveness.
Demonstrates a clear commitment to and authorizes resources within the
organization, agency, or corporation for the development of national and
Exhibits leadership and visionary qualities in support of national and
international standardization as evidenced by speeches in national fora and
articles in national publications
Creates an atmosphere in the company that encourages the development of
anticipatory standards in support of emerging technologies and in pursuit of a
company’s business strategies.
Demonstrates support of the principle of global supplier declaration of
conformance of products and services to international standards.
Individual should have a clear understanding of the standards development
process preferably by having served on a standards making committee.
Encourages staff participation in external standards committees
Organization supports U.S, standards system.
Has demonstrated through service, a commitment to the voluntary standards
community of the United States.
Past Recipients of the Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award
||James A. Thomas,
President, ASTM International
former Vice President of Technical Standards at Sony Electronics
||Jimmy W. Sealy,
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA)
||Catherine (Kitty) H. Pilarz,
Senior Director of Product Safety for Mattel/Fisher-Price
||Ronald L. Lynn,
Director and Building Official, Clark County (Nevada) Department of Development
President, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Senior Accessibility Specialist and Technical Assistance Coordinator, United
States Access Board
assistant U.S. trade representative for Market Access and Industrial
||James H. Turner, Jr.,
Chief Counsel, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of
||Dr. James E. Hill,
former president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-
Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
||Constance A. Morella,
U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD) and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
||Richard E. Feigel,
President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Vice President, Infrastructure and Standards, MasterCard International
President, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
||William M. Daley,
President, SBC Communications Inc.
||Robert W. Lane,
President & CEO, Deere & Company
||J. W. Marriott, Jr.,
CEO, Marriott International, Inc.
||Robert L. Mallett,
Deputy Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
||Dana G. Mead,
Chairman & CEO, Tenneco
||Philip M. Condit,
Chairman & CEO, The Boeing Company
||Richard C. Notebaert,
Chairman of the Board & CEO, Ameritech
||William J. Hudson,
President & CEO, AMP, Incorporated
||Gary L. Tooker,
Vice Chairman & CEO, Motorola Inc.
||I. Mac Allister Booth,
Chairman & CEO, Polaroid Corporation
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