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People on the Move


New York, Jul 31, 2009

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

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has named Patrick Winters as its first full-time, paid president, effective August 1, 2009. A volunteer president and CEO has historically managed the organization, so the creation of this new position marks significant change and growth for the institute.

In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations, Mr. Winters will work with the organization’s management team to on a long-range strategic plan to generate growth in current and new markets and strengthen relationships with allied industries, federal and state regulatory agencies, and elected officials.

Mr. Winters was executive director of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals for the past eight years. He has previously been president and chief executive officer of the Denver-area Better Business Bureau, the National Association of Credit Management and Chicago Midwest Service Corporation, and the Building Owners and Managers Association of Denver.

Mr. Winters holds a bachelor of science from Illinois State University and a master’s of public administration studies from the University of Colorado, and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Institute of Organization Management – Center for Leadership Development.


Stephen Fleming has been named vice provost of the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer via its Energy and Environmental Management Center (GTEEMC). The Enterprise Innovation Institute is the nation’s largest university-based program of technology-based economic development for business and industry. Broadening the organization’s financial base will be among Mr. Fleming’s top priorities in leading the institute.

Since 2005, Mr. Fleming has served as Georgia Tech’s chief commercialization officer and led the Enterprise Innovation Institute’s commercialization services division in creating new companies based on research discoveries. He has more than 13 years of private equity experience at the partner level, and prior to that spent 15 years in operations roles at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Nortel Networks, and LICOM – a venture-funded startup.

Mr. Fleming holds a bachelor’s degree in theoretical physics from Georgia Tech and is a member of the IEEE, the American Physical Society, and the Optical Society of America.


The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has named Mark D. Zielke interim chief executive officer of the society, an international educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering in biological, agricultural, and food systems.

In this multifaceted role, Mr. Zielke will have oversight of all operations at the society’s international headquarters, in St. Joseph, Michigan. He will also act as secretary for both ASABE and the ASABE Foundation, as well as continuing his most recent duties as the society’s comptroller and director of human resources. Mr. Zielke has been with ASABE since 1985.


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