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BICSI, an organizational member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced the appointment of Mark Coppa to the position of vice president of professional development.

Mr. Coppa has extensive and varied experience in telecommunications and related fields. He spent 17 years with the original and then successor companies of Pacific Bell, Pacific Telesis, and SBC, where his most recent position was director of data services provisioning and repair. He also served for seven years as senior vice president of global field services for Level 3 Communications, a global provider of fiber services. Most recently he has been providing consulting services to field construction companies.

Mr. Coppa holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Redlands.

BICSI , a membership association for the information technology systems (ITS) industry, provides information, education, and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. BICSI serves more than 23,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers, and technicians, who provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety, and automation systems.

ANSI organizational member the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has announced that Carrie Hartgen has joined the association as vice president of state government relations and regional affairs.

Ms. Hartgen has more than 15 years of state government relations experience with private sector interests and state and national industry trade associations. Prior to joining AdvaMed, she was director of legislative and regulatory affairs for National Strategies, Inc. She has also has worked as a senior state government affairs executive at Allergan, Cendant Corporation, Kmart, and the American Council of Life Insurers. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University.

AdvaMed is a membership organization for the medical technology industry. Accounting for 90 percent of the health care technology purchased annually in the U.S. and more than 50 percent globally, AdvaMed's member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products, and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures, and more effective treatments.

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