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People on the Move

New York, Jun 06, 2008

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

The American Petroleum Institute (API), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), announced that Red Cavaney, who has served as API’s president and chief executive officer since 1997, will step down from his role to retire in November.

Prior to joining API, Mr. Cavaney served as the president and chief executive officer for the American Plastics Council (APC). Previously, he had been president of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, for ten years. At the beginning of his career in Washington, Mr. Cavaney has served on the senior White House staff of three U.S. Presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has announced that Jack N. Gerard, the association’s president and CEO, will leave his post this fall to succeed Mr. Cavaney upon his retirement in November.

"I look forward to working with API on delivering its mission of affecting public policy in support of a strong, viable oil and natural gas industry,” commented Mr. Gerard.

Responsible for setting the strategic direction of ACC, he served as the organization’s primary representative when advocating public policy in Washington, DC. Earlier in his career, Gerard was president and chief executive officer of the National Mining Association (NMA). Prior to NMA, Gerard was a founding partner, chairman and chief executive officer of McClure, Gerard and Neuenschwander, Inc., a Washington, DC-based government relations consulting firm. Gerard also spent a decade working in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Prof. Bruce A. Harding, a member of the ANSI Board of Directors, was elected for a second term – from January 2009 through December 2011 – as chairman of Technical Committee 10, Technical Product Documentation for Product Lifecycle Management of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

A professor of Purdue University, Harding is also vice-chair of the ANSI Committee on Education (COE) and vice-chair of Board on Standardization and Testing (BST) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer.

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