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New York, Jun 04, 2010

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), an organizational member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced the appointment of Chris Hankin as director of energy efficiency. In his new role, Mr. Hankin will spearhead the trade association’s policy efforts in addressing the growing global challenges related to the environment and sustainability in the high-tech industry.

Mr. Hankin brings over 30 years of public policy experience to ITI, most recently serving as senior director of U.S. affairs for Sun Microsystems in Washington, D.C. He acted as the corporate lead for all public policy issues involving the federal government, and led Sun’s eco-responsibility branding efforts and outreach. During Mr. Hankin’s tenure, Sun became the first corporate recipient of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's Conservation Champion Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations working to promote a safe and healthy environment.

Previously, Mr. Hankin was the director of government affairs for NCR Corporation. He also held various senior-level government positions, including professional staff to the International Relations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives; senior advisor for international trade controls and deputy assistant Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State; and associate deputy undersecretary for trade and director of legislative affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor.

ITI is an advocacy organization for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. ITI is dedicated to engaging on behalf of all of its member companies, which represent all areas of ICT including hardware, services, and software, in the areas of environment and sustainability, global policy, and government relations.


SAI Global, a certification body accredited by ANSI, has announced the upcoming retirement of Malcolm Phipps, vice president, corporate policies. As of August 1, 2010, Guillaume Gignac will be promoted to succeed Mr. Phipps in the position.

In his previous position as manager, strategic projects and forestry, Mr. Gignac was responsible for the development, maintenance, improvement, and growth efforts of SAI Global’s forestry program. He is also a lead auditor and conducts certification and surveillance audits to ISO 14001, Environmental management systems; the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard (SFIS); and CAN/CSA-Z809, the Canadian National Standard for Sustainable Forest Management. He sits on several technical committees and association boards, and is a registered professional forester for the province of Quebec.

SAI Global is a management systems registrar that has provided more than 24,000 manufacturing and service locations with registration to a wide range of ISO and industry standards for quality and environmental systems. The organization is also involved in standards development and provides training courses on standards and registration in the quality and environmental management fields.


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