ANAB has increased its portfolio of recognized accreditation services for the conformity assessment community with 71 scopes and sub-scopes of recognition through the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) and the Inter-Americas Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) Mutual/Multilateral Recognition Arrangements (MRA/MLA), becoming the most recognized accreditation body in the world.
The standards and conformity assessment community has experienced globalization in successive waves, beginning with standards at the international level, industries operating on a global basis, and then single conformity assessment bodies with services for many markets for globalized industry. Keeping ahead of changes, ANAB developed its leadership team and corporate structure to engage on issues with positions and contributions to meet customers’ needs and stakeholder demands, now and in the future. Our staff—which provide the foundation of our reputation for quality, integrity, and service and of our success—are committed to building a future that provides the highest value for our stakeholders.
ANAB is responding to a rapidly changing business environment by expanding its remote assessment services and carrying out a robust digital transformation strategy to benefit its clients and customers.
ANAB held its Annual Assessor Development Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, in January 2023, hosting 198 assessors representing 13 different countries. Over the 4-day event, ANAB staff prepared 21 separate training sessions and workshops for the assessors to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences. Assessment methodologies, criteria, and techniques are calibrated between the assessors and staff to better service our customers and the conformity assessment stakeholders. Alongside the assessor development, ANAB held a series of public training sessions on quality in forensic analysis and general conformity assessment criteria. Our next Assessor Development Week will be held in January 2024 in Aurora, Colorado.
Tondala Bausano, forensic assessor, was the recipient of ANAB’s sixth annual Terry Burgess Assessor of the Year Award. Tondala began her exceptional 20+ year career in the Philadelphia Police Department, Office of Forensic Science, as a forensic scientist, then ascended through multiple positions including laboratory supervisor, laboratory manager, quality assurance manager, and then assistant director of scientific services. She earned her bachelor of arts in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.
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