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People on the Move

New York, Feb 04, 2008

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

Dr. Cheryl Wild, an assessor for the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Personnel Certification Accreditation Program, has authored a new book, Improving Testing.

The first book in the testing field that focuses on the use of business process tools to improve the quality and validity of tests, Improving Testing demonstrates how quality assurance tools and methods can be applied to the testing industry.

Improving Testing coverThe book is now available for purchase in stores, online, and through the publisher’s website.

Dr. Wild is president and founder of Wild & Associates, Inc. Previously, she spent twenty-five years with Educational Testing Service where she served as executive director. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in educational measurement from Purdue University.

ANSI/NAM Network on Chemical Regulation Names Work Group Leadership
During a Network meeting on January 22, 2008, five new work groups (WG) were announced to strategically address those chemical regulation issues which will have the most significant impact across all industries. [see related article]

Several individuals stepped forward to lead the WG efforts:

Global Supply Chain Issues

  • Michael Taubitz, Global Regulatory Liaison, General Motors Corporation
  • Michael Kirschner, President, Design Chain Associates, LLC
  • Sophia Danenberg, Manager, Global EH&S Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Pratt & Whitney


  • James Cooper, Director, Petrochemical, National Petrochemical and Refiners Association
  • Patricia Beattie, Ph.D., Director, Chemical Risk Management, General Motors Corporation

Standards and Conformity Assessment

  • Dr. Richard J. Forselius, Interim Environmental Program Manager (Green Products) and Manager, Records & Standards, Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., a United Technologies Co.
  • Brynn Murphy, Manager of Technical Committee Operations and Manager to ASTM Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials, ASTM International


  • Dr. Tucker Helmes, Senior Director, Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association
  • Dr. Michael Goode, President, GoodeStart consulting

Legal and Intellectual Property Issues

  • Bob Matthews, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
  • Herb Estreicher, J.D., Ph.D., Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Martha Marrapese, Esq., Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP

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Career Opportunities
As a service to the U.S. standards and conformity assessment community, ANSI provides an online network connecting the most progressive companies with the most qualified individuals. Please visit ANSI's career opportunities webpage for details.

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