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

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced that Angela McKay is its new executive director. She assumed the role following the retirement of Roberta Burrows, who will continue to work with the organization as a technical advisor.

Ms. McKay has extensive experience working with associations across numerous industries, with expertise in executive management, fundraising and partnership development, and policy and procedure management. Previously, she was the president and CEO for CFA Society Chicago.

Ms. McKay is actively involved in nonprofit community organizations, participating in the Association Forum, where she sits on the Professional Practices Committee. She is an active member of ASAE and holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.

MHI, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has appointed Pat Davison as its director of education and standards. Mr. Davison will develop and implement MHI's education initiatives, and collaborate with its members, sister organizations, and key stakeholders in academia. He will also continue to manage MHI's standards program.

Mr. Davison has a background in robotics, material handling, safety, and environmental protection, as well as proven experience in leadership roles. He has been with MHI for two years, joining the organization as director of standards. Previously, he held several management positions including director of standards development for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer.

Mr. Davison volunteers as an awards judge in robotics competitions for high school students. He holds an MBA from Michigan State University.

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