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People on the Move

New York, Feb 27, 2009

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

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has named Dwight Perkins as director of field operations and Don Swords as Region 8 field manager.

They replace Linden Raimer who held the two positions concurrently before his retirement at the end of 2008.

In his new role, Mr. Perkins will promote the adoption of the Uniform Plumbing Code and the Uniform Mechanical Code - with both 2009 editions expected in March – nationwide, by ensuring a smooth transition from the earlier editions or other codes.

Mr. Perkins will continue to serve as field manager of Region 1 - comprised of the six most western states, including Alaska and Hawaii - a post he has held since 2002.

As field manager of Region 8, Mr. Swords will represent IAPMO’s interests in seven southeastern states: Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

With thirty-eight years in the plumbing / mechanical industry, he most recently concluded his five consecutive terms as plumbers’ business agent for the United Association Local Union 72 in Atlanta. Since 2006, he is chairman of the plumbing division of the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) for the State of Georgia, to which he was appointed by Gov. Zell Miller in 1998.

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has appointed Timothy E. Roxey as manager of critical infrastructure protection.

In this newly created position, he will work closely with the organization’s chief security officer to develop and execute key infrastructure protection initiatives, such as NERC’s cyber security risk preparedness evaluation and continuous risk assessment.

A renowned professional in the fields of security and infrastructure protection, he is presently serving as deputy chair of the Nuclear Sector Coordinating Council as well as chairman of its Cyber Security sub-council; he formerly chaired the Nuclear Information Technology Strategic Leadership’s (NITSL) standing committee on cyber security.

With over twenty-five years of experience in the nuclear power industry, Mr. Roxey has been a lead author on the nuclear sector’s cyber security standards; he has also worked in the field of physical security, helping design security system architectures for the next generation of nuclear power.

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