ANSI - American National Standards Institute

The 2011 Gerald H. Ritterbusch Conformity Assessment Medal

Awarded to: Mr. Keith A. Mowry

Mr. Keith A. Mowry (left) displays his 2011 Gerald H. Ritterbusch Conformity Assessment Medal, which he received from Mr. Art Cote, Chairman of the ANSI Board of Directors (right). Mr. Steve Oksala accompanies him.


Keith A. Mowry, manager of accreditation services at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), has made outstanding contributions to the conformity assessment community for over 20 years. His knowledge, leadership, and ability to bring diverse parties together in consensus processes have led to great strides in conformity assessment around the world, and to his exemplary reputation both at home and in the global community.

Particularly noteworthy among Mr. Mowry's accomplishments in the international arena is his leadership in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Conformity Assessment Committee (CASCO) and its mirror committee, the ANSI International Conformity Assessment Committee (ICAC). As chair of ICAC, he has brought impressive discipline, knowledge, and skill to the process of establishing U.S. positions on both policy issues and the draft standards being discussed in CASCO. He has shown an outstanding ability to bring coherence to the numerous comments formulated on draft standards, and has continually given U.S. positions a strong voice. He has a remarkable capacity to engage patiently and respectfully with participants from across the globe to achieve the best possible solution to conformity assessment issues.

His distinguished service with ANSI goes well beyond his ICAC leadership. He participates on the Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers (ACC) and a multitude of its task groups, as well as the Conformity Assessment Policy Committee (CAPC). His accomplishments were recognized when he received the ANSI Meritorious Service Award in 2003 for his diligent efforts to promote understanding and confidence regarding the application of conformity assessment methods.

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