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People on the Move


People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trailblazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community.

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced Eric K. Fanning as president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018.

Mr. Fanning previously served as the 22nd Secretary of the Army, where he provided leadership and oversight for the United States Army. Prior, he was Chief of Staff of the Secretary of Defense, Acting Secretary of the Air Force and Under Secretary of the Air Force, and Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Navy. He has served the government for more than 25 years, including time on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, and as a special assistant to the Secretary of Defense and associate director of political affairs at the White House.

"Eric is an accomplished, respected leader whose broad government and national security experience will serve AIA and its member companies well," said AIA chairman Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president, and CEO. "Building on the significant progress made under Dave Melcher's leadership, Eric will strengthen AIA's position as the voice of the aerospace and defense industry, bringing continued attention and advocacy to key issues affecting civil aviation, space, and defense. We owe Dave our enduring gratitude for his tireless advocacy and many contributions to our industry."


The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has promoted Caroline Davidson-Hood to the position of general counsel.

Ms. Davidson-Hood joined AHRI in 2015 in the role of associate general counsel. Previously, she was a products counsel for Caterpillar, and an attorney at Washington law firm Patton Boggs. Ms. Davidson-Hood also spent a year as a wildland fire fighter in Lake Tahoe. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and UC Berkeley School of Law.

"Our members and our industry have been well-served by Caroline's knowledge of the body of law associated with federal agencies and the legislative and regulatory processes, and we are happy to have the opportunity to recognize her substantial contributions with this promotion," said Stephen Yurek, AHRI president and CEO.

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