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People on the Move


New York, Mar 28, 2008

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

Steve Phillips was promoted to vice president for safety at TriCo Lift to oversee the company’s risk identification and prevention efforts. Under his direction, TriCo Lift has received public recognition for performing more than twelve consecutive months without lost time or recordable incident.

Mr. Phillips is a former senior manager for Halliburton/KBR – a world leader provider to governmental customers internationally - and has worked for several other global companies.

A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Mr. Phillips chairs the Documentation Committee for Elevated Work Platforms, relative to these sub-committees of the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) A92 Mobile Scaffolds, Towers and Platforms:

  • A92.3 Manually Propelled Elevating Aerial Platforms,
  • A92.5 Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms, and
  • A92.6 Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms.
ANSI member and accredited standards developer the Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) serves as secretariat for all A92 work efforts.

Mr. Phillips is also an active member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), an ANSI member, has announced two staff changes and one new hire.

After three months leading NAM’s new National Center for the American Workforce, Emily Stover DeRocco has been promoted to the president of the Manufacturing Institute, NAM's education and research arm.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. DeRocco served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training. She has represented the U.S. in numerous international forums and has led boards and commissions in areas ranging from the future of the aerospace industry to the aging of the American workforce.

Jennifer McNelly, who joined the Center as senior director from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, has been promoted to vice president for education and the workforce for the Manufacturing Institute.

Amb. Shaun Donnelly, currently the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East, joins NAM as senior director for international business policy. Before joining the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Donnelly spent thirty-three years as a career Foreign Service Officer and served as ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.


The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has selected Andrew Rusnak as its new director of communications.

In this position Mr. Rusnak will be responsible for advancing the association’s messages and objectives for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. He will provide strategic communications input and planning to all AIHA departments. In addition, Mr. Rusnak will oversee the AIHA website and the public relations function for AIHA.

“AIHA is confident that Rusnak’s experience and skills will provide the communications leadership AIHA needs for continued growth,” said AIHA President Donald J. Hart, PhD, CIH.

Mr. Rusnak has worked more than twenty-five years in association communications with progressively responsible experience in: printed and online publications; technical writing and training, and process engineering; leadership and team building. He previously worked as communications director for the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association and has been involved with many other professional organizations.


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