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USNC Names Participants for 2022 IEC Young Professionals Workshop


The U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) congratulates the U.S. winners of its 2022 Young Professionals Workshop Competition. Recipients will participate in the international workshop on October 31-November 4, in San Francisco, California, in conjunction with the 86th IEC General Meeting (GM).

The in-depth, five-day workshop will bring together young professionals from around the world who are at the beginning of their careers in electrotechnical standardization and conformity assessment, and who have been selected and recognized by their IEC National Committees.

This year, the USNC received excellent applications reflecting a number of well-qualified candidates. As with previous years, the 2022 winners were selected based on their demonstrated dedication in connection with standardization and/or conformity assessment activities; their vision of the larger commercial and strategic impact of standards and conformance work; and their accomplishments in their chosen field of activity.

The USNC represents U.S. interests in IEC standards and conformance activities, and is an integrated committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The workshop is intended to cultivate long- term national involvement in the international arena, strengthen technology transfer, and encourage the participation of emerging professionals in shaping the future of these areas.

The USNC has named the following four IEC Young Professionals:

  • Grace Callahan (UL Standards & Engagement)
  • Amanda Johnson (Festool USA)
  • Eric Jonardi (Rockwell Automation)
  • Allison Managlia (Intel Corporation) 

"Once again we were thrilled to have such an outstanding lineup of professionals this year," said Tony Zertuche, ANSI director, international policy, and general secretary of the USNC/IEC. "On behalf of the USNC, I am pleased and delighted to announce that these top achievers have been selected to participate in the IEC Young Professionals 2022 Workshop."

Below, left to right: Grace Callahan, Amanda Johnson, Eric Jonardi, Allison Managlia.

About ANSI

The American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations.

The Institute represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information, visit

About the USNC/IEC

The USNC/IEC serves as the focal point for U.S. parties who are interested in the development, promulgation, and use of globally- relevant standards for the electrotechnical industry. The Committee is also engaged in the assessment of conformance to standards, undertaking work in areas such as testing, certification, and accreditation. As the U.S. representative to the IEC and many related regional standardization bodies, the USNC/IEC serves as a conduit to the global standards-setting community for technical and policy positions arising in the U.S. and brings issues from the global arena to the U.S. for review, consideration, and response. The USNC/IEC is a totally integrated committee of ANSI.


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