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United States National Committee
(USNC) of the IEC

Introduction

The U.S National Committee (USNC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (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 USNC 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 serves as a conduit to the global standards-setting community for technical and policy positions arising in the U.S. In this capacity, the USNC brings issues from the global arena to the U.S. for review, consideration, and response. In the IEC the USNC operates via Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs), comprising volunteer experts working collaboratively to develop U.S. positions on technical issues under consideration within IEC technical committees.

The USNC is a totally integrated committee of ANSI. ANSI provides administrative support to the USNC and its more than 4,000 U.S. managerial, engineering, scientific, and professional participants. ANSI also provides the fiduciary framework by which the USNC’s financial obligations are met, including the payment of annual dues to the IEC.

USNC Mission

Coordinate the effective participation in the development of IEC standards and conformity assessment systems to facilitate trade and to promote global safety, efficiency, reliability, and interoperability in the fields of all electrotechnologies. Provide a framework for USNC stakeholders to advocate for U.S. interests in international and regional electrotechnical-related matters.

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Structure & Governance

This organizational chart illustrates the organizational structure of the USNC, with its own membership and governance and oversight committees, and their relationship to ANSI membership and governance and advisory groups. Click on the links below for more information on each.

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USNC Leadership

President:

Kevin Lippert, Eaton Corporation

Vice-President – Technical:

Sonya Bird, Underwriters Laboratories

Vice-President – Conformity Assessment:

Joan Sterling, Intertek

Vice-President – Finance:

Peter Pondillo, Corning Incorporated

General Secretary:

Tony Zertuche, ANSI

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Staff Contacts

Tony Zertuche

Director, International Policy, and General Secretary, USNC/IEC

Phone:
212.642.4892

Fax:
212.840.2298

Email:
tzertuche@ansi.org

Adelana Gladstein

Program Manager

Phone: 
212.642.4965

Email: 
agladstein@ansi.org

Mackenzie Connors

Program Administrator

Phone:
212.642.8927

Email:
mconnors@ansi.org

Betty Barro

Program Administrator

Phone:
212.642.4963

Email:
bbarro@ansi.org

Megan Pahl

Program Administrator

Phone:
212.642.8907

Email:
mpahl@ansi.org

Debra Negron-Badillo

USNC/IEC Meetings Coordinator

Phone:
212.642.4936

Email:
dnegron@ansi.org

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