The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will honor outstanding leaders and achievers in U.S. and global voluntary standards-setting and conformity assessment activities in its upcoming Leadership and Services Awards gathering. Members of the standards community are invited to attend this ceremony, reception, and dinner that shines a spotlight on their distinguished colleagues, peers, and friends.
The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 12, at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC, during the fall 2022 World Standards Week (WSW) events. Visit www.ansi.org/wsweek to register.
“One of the highlights of each year at ANSI is celebrating the people who have gone above and beyond to protect our health, safety, and well-being through standards and conformity assessment work,” said Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. “The annual Leadership and Service Awards allow us an opportunity to come together with friends and coworkers, enjoy a celebratory meal, and recognize tremendous leaders in our community. We welcome you to join us for this festive evening.”
ANSI congratulates the following distinguished recipients:
ASTIN-POLK INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS MEDAL
Gordon Gillerman, director, standards coordination office, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will receive the Astin-Polk International Standards Medal, which honors distinguished service in promoting trade and understanding among nations through the advancement, development, or administration of international standardization, measurements, or certification.
Jennifer Stradtman, director, technical barriers to trade at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), will receive the Chairman's Award, which honors outstanding accomplishments performed by any group or individual on behalf of ANSI or the ANSI Federation.
EDWARD LOHSE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MEDAL
Paul Green, manager, corporate product regulations and standards, Intel Corporation, will receive the Edward Lohse Information Technology Medal, which recognizes outstanding efforts to foster cooperation among bodies involved in global IT standardization.
ELIHU THOMSON ELECTROTECHNOLOGY MEDAL
Kevin Lippert, senior advisor – international standards, UL Standards & Engagement, will receive the Elihu Thomson Electrotechnology Medal, which honors an individual who has contributed in an exceptional, dedicated way to the field of electrotechnology standardization, conformity assessment, and related activities at the national and international levels.
FINEGAN STANDARDS MEDAL
Angela McCaskill, RN, MSc. Global Health, ISO/TC 304 WG5 project lead, Healthcare Quality Management Systems Standard, will receive the Finegan Standards Medal, which honors individuals who have shown extraordinary leadership in the actual development and application of voluntary standards.
GEORGE S. WHAM LEADERSHIP MEDAL
Elisabeth George, medical device global regulations and standards consultant and strategist, will receive the George S. Wham Leadership Medal, which honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the voluntary standardization community and provided long-term direction and visionary qualities in support of the ANSI Federation.
HOWARD COONLEY MEDAL
R. David Pittle, Ph.D., former commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and former technical director and senior vice-president, Consumer Reports, will receive the Howard Coonley Medal, which recognizes an executive who has benefitted the national economy through voluntary standardization and conformity assessment and has given outstanding support to standardization as a management tool.
MAUREEN BREITENBERG CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT RESEARCH MEDAL
Stephanie Tanner, lead environmental engineer, WaterSense Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will receive the Maureen Breitenberg Conformity Assessment Research Medal, which honors work that advances the principles of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) through outstanding contributions toward reducing redundancy and complexity in conformity assessment.
STEPHEN CRAWFORD WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION MEDAL
William Schimmel, executive director and CEO, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, was awarded the Stephen Crawford Workforce Development and Innovation Medal, which recognizes accredited credentialing bodies that significantly impact workforce development in the United States. The award is named for Stephen Crawford, a staunch advocate of workforce development and valued leader and contributor to ANSI, Workcred, and the greater workforce and credentialing communities, who passed away in 2022.
NEXT GENERATION AWARD
Several individuals will receive the Next Generation Award, presented to professionals who have been engaged in standardization or conformity assessment activities for less than eight years and who have, during this time, demonstrated vision, leadership, dedication, and significant contributions to their chosen field of activity.
Grace Roh, international standards specialist, UL Standards & Engagement
Chelsea Rubadou, engineer, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Christopher Schmid, standards engineer, UL Standards & Engagement
Travis Thul, senior fellow and director of operations, Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
The following individuals will receive the Meritorious Service Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the U.S. voluntary standardization system. Each has demonstrated outstanding service in enabling ANSI to attain the objectives for which it was founded.
Byron Horak, director of engineering, HVAC performance, Intertek
David Kaplan, Ph.D., biologist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (retired)
Anish Karmarkar, Ph.D., senior director, standards strategy and architecture, Oracle
Stephen Kwan, Ph.D., professor emeritus, San Jose State University
James Lewis, president, J. Lewis Consulting Group, LLC
Vladimir Murashov, Ph.D., senior scientist, Office of the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Amy Phelps, computer scientist, NIST
Karen Willis, industry director, lighting systems, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
ANSI congratulates these outstanding individuals on their contributions to and accomplishments in the standards and conformity assessment industry.