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People on the Move


New York, Dec 10, 2010

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community.

ASQ, an organizational member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has appointed John T. Fowler as managing director of ASQ Global. Mr. Fowler will expand ASQ’s presence throughout the world, focusing on membership growth, business growth, and developing and implementing strategic and operating plans.

Mr. Fowler has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including executive roles in sales and marketing. Most recently he served as chief global services officer of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), where he was responsible for opening USP offices in India, China, Brazil, and Switzerland.

Mr. Fowler holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Rutgers University. He completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School, and has served as a United States Marine Corps Officer.

Since 1946, ASQ has been bringing together diverse quality professionals who are transforming corporations, organizations, and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ Global was formed in 2008 to provide professionals in more than 140 countries with local access to professional development, credentials, knowledge, information services, and a membership community.


The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of ANSI organizational member the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has announced the promotion of Deanna S. Lorincz to senior director of SMDI communications. She will be responsible for developing and implementing SMDI’s overall strategic communications plan and ensuring coordination and integration across market programs.

Ms. Lorincz joined AISI in 2001 as assistant manager of automotive market communications. In 2003 she was promoted to manager of automotive communications, and in 2004 was named director of automotive communications. Under her direction, the first annual Great Designs in Steel Seminar was planned and launched. Great Designs in Steel has become a premier conference on the use of advanced high-strength steels in automotive design.

A member of the Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit, the Automotive Market Research Council, and MICHAuto, Ms. Lorincz represents SMDI’s investor companies on several association and partnership committees within the automotive industry.

SMDI grows and maintains the use of steel through strategies that promote cost-effective solutions in the automotive, construction, and container markets, as well as for new-growth opportunities in emerging steel markets.


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