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People On the Move

New York, Aug 10, 2007

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

ISEA Names Board of Trustees Leaders
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer for the personal protective equipment industry, recently announced newly elected leaders to the ISEA Board of Trustees:

  • William Lambert, president and chief operating officer of Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) was recently elected chairman of the ISEA Board of Trustees. An ISEA board member since 2002, Lambert began his career at MSA in 1981 as a design engineer. Holding positions of increasing responsibility within MSA’s engineering and product marketing divisions, he was named vice president and general manager of MSA’s Safety Product Division in 1998. Lambert was elected MSA president in 2003 and chief operating officer earlier this year.

    A member of the American National Standards Institute, MSA is a manufacturer of health and safety products designed to protect workers from a variety of hazardous conditions. MSA’s product line includes gas monitoring and detection instruments, filter-type respirators, firefighter helmets and breathing apparatus, thermal imaging cameras, ballistic body armor, military communications systems, and a broad range of industrial head and fall protection products.

    Lambert succeeds Michael A. McLain, chairman, president and CEO of Aearo Technologies, who will remain on the ISEA Board as past chairman.

  • Charles. S. Ellis, president of North Safety Products, was elected vice chairman of the ISEA Board of Trustees. Ellis joined North in 2001 in his current position after serving as president of Thomas and Betts Corporation’s Lighting and Utility Division. North Safety Products is a global producer and supplier of personal protective equipment for industrial workers and consumers.

William Jeffrey Resigns as NIST Director
William Jeffrey, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has announced his intention to resign after two years of service. He will join the Institute for Defense Analysis as director of its Science and Technology Division.

During his tenure, NIST oversaw numerous information technology-related standards projects, including Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12, an update to the Federal Information Security Management, secure desktop configuration standards, and IP Version 6 implementation.

Prior to joining NIST, Jeffrey served as senior director for homeland and national security and as assistant director for space and aeronautics in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. Earlier in his career, Jeffrey was deputy director of the Advanced Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Office Agency. He also served as assistant deputy director for technology in the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office.

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