Stephen Dale is the recipient of the third annual Terry Burgess Assessor of the Year Award, which was presented in conjunction with the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) assessor development sessions, held January 20-24, in Washington DC. The award, which was established in 2017 to honor the memory of Terry Burgess, a valued ANAB employee, recognizes outstanding service by an ANAB contract assessor. ANAB is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Dale has been working as an assessor with ANAB since 2014 and has performed more than 200 assessments in that capacity.
A veteran of the Marine Corps, Dale served 14 years as a calibration officer for Marine Aircraft Group 13. After his service in the Marine Corps, he worked in metrology for TRW Space Systems, DynCorp, the Navy Gage, and Standards Laboratory. Dale subsequently led efforts to achieve ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for laboratories at Honeywell and at PerkinElmer.
The author of many technical publications, Dale also has been a speaker at several technical forums. Customer testimonials in support of Dale's nomination for the Burgess Award focused on his extensive knowledge and experience and his thorough approach to assessments.
Only contract assessors are eligible for the award and each year. Recipients must be nominated with a supporting narrative account focusing on traits that Terry Burgess exemplified: teamwork, going the extra mile, customer service, professional advancement, creativity and innovation, performance excellence, leadership skills, and commitment.
Burgess Award recipient Stephen Dale is pictured between ANAB Vice President Doug Leonard and ANAB COO Keith Greenaway.
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multi-disciplinary ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation body in North America, with comprehensive signatory status across the multilateral recognition arrangements of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). The ANAB accreditation portfolio includes management systems certification bodies, calibration and testing labs, product certification bodies, personnel credentialing organizations, forensic test and calibration service providers, inspection bodies, police crime units, greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. ANAB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system and strengthening its impact, both domestically and internationally.