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People on the Move


New York, Oct 09, 2007

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

Casey Grant recently stepped into a new role at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). As program director for the Fire Protection Research Foundation, he now manages a multitude of research projects that support NFPA’s mission of making the world safer from fire and related hazards.

Mr. Grant has been with NFPA for more than nineteen years. He has previously served as assistant vice president of codes and standards and as assistant chief engineer, holding responsibility for the oversight of three hundred NFPA codes and standards, and for the administration of the NFPA Standards Council.

In addition to his duties at NFPA, Mr. Grant has been involved in a number of ANSI activities. He has been active on the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) from 1996 to 2007, and served as its Chair from 2001 to 2004. He has also participated on the International Policy Committee from 2002 to 2007, and received the ANSI Meritorious Service Award in 2004.


ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel
Welcomes New Co-Chairs

Chairman of the ANSI Board of Directors Robert W. Noth has appointed two new co-chairs to continue the work of the ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP). Established in 2003 as a partnership between the public and private sectors, the panel coordinates and accelerates the development of standards and conformity assessment programs to support the homeland security industry. Each co-chair (public- and private-sector) will serve for a two-year, renewable term.

Gordon Gillerman, conformity assessment advisor–homeland security at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been appointed public sector co-chair of the ANSI-HSSP. He succeeds Mary H. Saunders, chief of the standards services division at NIST.

In his current role at NIST, Mr. Gillerman coordinates conformity assessment activities across the federal government, ensuring that relevant NIST and private sector resources are brought to bear to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of individual federal agency programs.

Widely recognized as an expert and leader in the field of conformity assessment, Mr. Gillerman brings demonstrated leadership in building and implementing robust, technically sound conformity assessment programs. With support from DHS, he is currently creating a measurement and standards infrastructure for three homeland security technology areas – radiological and nuclear detectors, biometrics readers, and emergency communications equipment.

Since mid-2002, Mr. Gillerman has advised policy makers on conducting an effective national program for conformity assessment programs in support of the nation’s homeland security goals.

Christian Dubay, vice president and chief engineer at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been appointed private sector co-chair of the ANSI-HSSP, succeeding Dan Bart, chief technology officer and advisor to the president at the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).

Mr. Dubay is responsible for the overall administration of NFPA’s codes and standards development process, which spans more than 300 fire safety codes and standards in the National Fire Codes. He also serves as NFPA’s chief technical spokesperson. Prior to assuming responsibility for NFPA’s technical operations, Mr. Dubay served as principal fire protection engineer for the association’s Automatic Sprinkler Systems Project. He has also been instrumental in developing numerous NFPA technical seminars.

Before joining NFPA in 1995, Mr. Dubay worked as a fire protection engineer for the U.S. Navy and as a research assistant for the University of Maryland’s Fire Protection Engineering Department. He also served as a firefighter and emergency medical technician for ten years in the states of Connecticut and Maryland. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut and is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.


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