James T. Pauley, senior vice president of external affairs and government relations at Schneider Electric USA, was appointed as ANSI's new chairman of the board for a one-year term. Mr. Pauley most recently served as chairman of the Board's Finance Committee, and formerly as an ANSI Board vice chairman. He currently co-chairs the ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) and holds leadership positions in numerous other industry organizations, including the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Arthur E. Cote, P.E., supported by NFPA, will step down from his current position as chairman on December 31, 2011, and will assume the role of immediate past chairman.
Supporting the chairman will be four vice chairs: Kevan Lawlor, president and CEO of NSF International; David L. Miller, director of standards at the American Petroleum Institute (API); Sharon K. Stanford, director, standards administration at the American Dental Association (ADA); and Belinda Collins, Ph.D., director, technology services for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The following individuals have been elected to the Board as directors-at-large for terms beginning January 1, 2012:
In addition, the following Board members will serve as ANSI Member Forum chairs: R. David Pittle (Consumer Interest Forum), John Kulick (Company Member Forum), Mary McKiel (Government Member Forum), and Fred Hayes (Organizational Member Forum).
Individuals retiring from the Board at the end of 2011 include:
The members and staff of the ANSI Federation express their gratitude and thanks to all of these individuals for their many contributions and efforts in support of the Institute and the U.S. voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment community.
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