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People on the Move


New York, May 23, 2008

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

The United States National Committee to the IEC (USNC) has appointed Dr. Brent Segal as the new technical advisor to the Technical Committee 113, Nanotechnology standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems (IEC TC 113) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). In this role, Dr. Segal will serve as chairman of the USNC Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to IEC TC 113.

With a background in nanoscale manufacturing and relevant experience in taking nanotechnology from laboratory to mass manufacturing, Dr. Segal will support the U.S. development of international standards for nano-electrotechnical terminology, and characterization and system interoperability for end-product industries, including photovoltaic systems, fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, optics, and photonics.

The co-founder and chief operating officer of Nantero, Inc., a nanotechnology company, Dr. Segal manages operations roles involving partner companies. He also oversees intellectual property management and government programs involving the Navy and other agencies.


The Toy Industry Association (TIA), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has named Elizabeth Borrelli as executive director of the TIA’s Toy Safety Certification Program and vice president of corporate social responsibility.

Ms. Borrelli will be responsible for leading and managing TIA’s new system to enhance the safety of toys sold in the U.S. market. She will also provide leadership, strategy, and counsel to TIA staff and members regarding corporate responsibility issues.

With twenty years of experience in strategic communications, Ms. Borrelli has led several programs of corporate positioning, social responsibility and reputation management. She has previously worked for TIA as director of standards and regulatory affairs and secretary of the International Council of Toy Industries.

Before returning to TIA, Ms. Borrelli was vice president and manager of corporate reputation and responsibility at Washington Mutual, where she led the crisis and reputation management operations. Previously, she managed the corporate social responsibility and public affairs departments for Eddie Bauer.


The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has chosen Ellen B. Farmer for its new position of environmental program manager. In this role, Ms. Farmer will manage TIA's recently-acquired EIATRACK - a system that provides information on environmental compliance - and the association’s "green" program.

Her past experiences include the environmentally-conscious management of The Mansion on O Street, a boutique hotel in Washington, D.C., plus consulting and information researching at Booz Allen Hamilton. She obtained a master's degree in environment, politics and globalization from King's College in London.

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