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American National Standards Institute Launches Search for President and CEO

Korn/Ferry International Selected to Lead Recruitment Effort

New York, May 16, 2005

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private, non-profit organization (501[c]3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment systems, has announced its plans to identify a successor for retiring President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mark W. Hurwitz.

Appointed in July 1999, Hurwitz informed the ANSI Board of Directors in February of his intent to retire at year-end 2005. Subsequently, the Board created a search committee to seek out and evaluate qualified candidates, and to present its recommendation to the Board. Korn/Ferry International, an internationally recognized and highly regarded executive placement firm, has been retained by the search committee to assist in the identification of prospects.

The President and CEO will work with ANSI’s membership to enhance ANSI’s role of global and domestic leadership in standardization and conformity assessment. This requires the ability to build beneficial coalitions with world-wide partners through effective communication and negotiation, and to lead people and change in ways that impact positively on U.S. market access nationally and internationally. A successful candidate must have unquestioned integrity, a passion for continuous improvement, and a willingness to travel extensively. Additionally, the President and CEO will use sound financial and human resource management to grow ANSI’s brand name, instill public trust and accomplish the purposes and goals of the Institute. Additional information and details about applying for the post of ANSI President and CEO are available via the Korn/Ferry website or via ANSI Online ( Applications are due by June 30, 2005.

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. Comprised of nearly 1,000 businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations, the ANSI Federation represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 entities and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.

The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is headquartered in Washington, DC and has its operations office in New York City.

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