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People on the Move

New York, Jul 13, 2007

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

Dr. Bernardo Calzadilla, director of development and training programs with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has resigned to embark on the next stage of his career. During his tenure at ISO, Dr. Calzadilla developed training programs for ISO’s membership and spearheaded the launch of the ISO 2005-2010 Action Plan for Developing Countries. The plan laid out key strategic objectives for emerging economies, ranging from sustainable development initiatives to increased participation in international standards-setting.

Calzadilla will step down from the position on September 30, 2007; a search for his replacement is now underway. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of education and training services related to standardization, as well as the management of related contracts and funds in trust. A complete job description is available here.

Rafael Lourenço has joined the American National Standards Institute as program manager of international policy and deputy general secretary for the United States National Committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC).

In this role, Rafael will be responsible for furthering the initiatives of the USNC, its Communications and Continuing Education Committee, the USNC Technical Management Committee, and the IEC Standardization Management Board. He will also play an instrumental role in planning the IEC 2010 General Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Rafael comes to ANSI from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he worked on international business and trade policy issues since 2005. He served as the staff coordinator to a number of coalitions and committees, including the Trade Facilitation, Counterfeiting and Piracy Task Forces of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) and the U.S. Chamber’s Latin America Trade Coalition. Rafael was also responsible for developing initiatives to address priority issues such as biofuels and trade facilitation for the U.S. Chamber’s membership.

Rafael can be reached at 212.642.4892 or

Jason Knopes has joined ANSI as program manager of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Outreach and Enhanced Services.

Jason will focus on expanding outreach efforts to U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (U.S. TAGs) and will have oversight of ANSI’s program to provide U.S. TAGs with enhanced services. Jason will also serve as the secretary to ISO Technical Committee 104, Freight Containers and ISO Technical Committee 236, Project Committee: Project Management.

Prior to joining ANSI, Jason served as administrator, standards development at the American Society for Quality (ASQ), where he managed ASQ standards programs for U.S. TAGs, ISO secretariats, and accredited national standards committees. Earlier in his career, he served as a teacher in Ecuador where he created and taught classes in mathematics, art, special education and an adult literacy program.

Jason can be reached at

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